PIA/GATF Announces JDF User Group Formation
Pittsburgh-based Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has partnered with the International Cooperation for the Integration of Process in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) to form a JDF (Job Definition Format) User Group, focusing on the implementation of JDF-enabled systems and cross-vendor implementations. JDF is the industry specification designed to facilitate process automation and the integration of different applications and systems in and around the graphic arts industry.
The group is aimed at a wide-range of users of JDF-enabled systems, from creation to fulfillment. Currently, there are many new workflow solutions, and more will be introduced at drupa 2008. The JDF User Group seeks to answer important questions such as where to start, what to avoid and how to optimize the integration of new installations into existing workflows. Its steering committee is made up entirely of printers who have either implemented systems or are in the process of implementation.
For more information, visit www.gain.net, www.cip4.org or call (412) 259-1782.