PIA and CIP4 Announce Integrated Digital Printing Certification
Pittsburgh-based Printing Industries of America (PIA) and The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization announced the availability of JDF Product Certification for Integrated Digital Printing.
Integrated Digital Printing Certification applies to color, highlight color and duplex black-and-white digital printing systems that may also include in-line finishing capabilities, which may include folding, hole making, stitching, trimming and varnishing. Certified integrated digital printers have the ability to count every event performed by an integrated digital printer and report that information using JDF and JMF capabilities. Software can then use the counts directly to determine work performed on a particular job and allow printers to calculate total cost of the job, thereby improving the accuracy and speed of billing.
PIA is licensed by CIP4 to conduct JDF Product Certification globally. So far, 48 products have achieved JDF Product Certification, including recently certified systems from India Metamation Software Private Limited (for imposition) and EDIGIT INTERNATIONAL SRL (for MIS to Prepress and MIS to Conventional Printing–Sheetfed).
PIA also is working (on behalf of CIP4) to develop new device capability (DevCap) files that will be used for future JDF Product Certification testing.
For more information, visit www.cip4.org/certification. Manufacturers of systems and software interested in JDF Product Certification may contact Brandon Iskey at PIA, via telephone at (800) 910-4283, ext. 787 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.