PrintVis JDF Integration

Job Definition Format
As "CIP4 Organization" member, PrintVis is an informative system developed to assure the full compatibility with JDF (Job Definition Format) standard. The system therefore allows to create a real-time link with Pre-Press, Printing and Post-Press.

What does "JDF" mean?
JDF (Job Definition Format) is a standard conceived to facilitate the information exchange between the various applications and systems within the Printing Industry.  JDF has been created basing partly on already existing solutions like Adobe CIP3 Print Production Format (PPF)  and Portable Job Ticket Format (PJTF). The system allows also the integration of the commercial and planning applications with the workflow. JDF completes the growing number of XML based standards assuring the highest portability between the different platforms and the rapid interactions with Internet-based systems. For detailed information:www.cip4.org.

JDF is a XML file-based format proposed as a standard for job order end-to-end specifications along with a standard description and an exchange protocol.

JDF has been conceived to enhance the information exchange between different applications and systems and is addressed to different market sectors like media, design, printing industry and e-commerce companies. JDF allows the integration with different products from different suppliers.

JDF main characteristics 

  1. Ability to follow a job order from the beginning to the end, i.e. with a detailed description of Planning, Pre-Press, Printing, Post-Press and Delivery stages.

  2. Ability to close the communication gaps between Production and Information Systems thus allowing the job and project immediate tracking with a detailed "preliminary analysis" and "ex-post assessment analysis".

  3. Ability to close the gaps between customer's requests and production separating the icon of the product from its production processes.

  4. Traceability of each workflow defined by the user without being bound by supported models. This includes mass-processes, parallel-processes as well as overlapping and interactive processes according to the desired combination and on distributed plants.

  5. Ability to execute the previous topics without any prerequisite.