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Job Definition Format from CIP4


Job Definition Format (JDF) is a comprehensive XML-based file format/proposed industry standard for end-to-end job ticket specifications combined with a message description standard and message interchange protocol.

  • JDF is designed to streamline information exchange between different applications and systems.
  • JDF is intended to enable the entire industry, including media, design, graphic arts, on demand and e-commerce companies to implement and work with individual workflow solutions.
  • JDF will allow integration of heterogeneous products from diverse vendors to seamless workflow solutions.

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