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CIP4’s Print Automation Live, CIPPI Awards Programs to be Features at Drupa

January 9, 2012
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CIPPI Awards Program
Another CIP4 feature at the drupa innovation park will be the 2012 CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) awards. The CIPPI Awards recognize printers who have implemented ground-breaking, innovative and highly productive print automation systems. Applicants are required to provide detailed case studies reviewed by an independent panel of five international judges.

“The dip is about innovation, and having the CIPPI awards presentation live on the dip main stage, is a great way to recognize that innovation comes from printers, and not just from vendors of systems and software,” said dip Manager, Sandra Winter of Winter Consulting. “Previous CIPPI Award case studies have demonstrated printer creativity, and we look forward to hearing what this year’s winners have achieved.”

The CIPPI Awards are presented to applicant printers with recognition to their supporting vendors. The CIPPI Awards program and presentation will be held on Sunday, May 6th at the dip Main Stage in hall 7.0 immediately following the show close, from 17:00 to 19:00 hours. Printers and vendors interested in submitting an application for the 2012 CIPPI Awards can find application forms, example case studies from previous years’ events, and rules and guidelines at CIPPI Award applications for 2012 must be submitted to CIP4 by Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.

For more information on CIP4 or questions about this announcement, please contact CIP4 Executive Director, James Harvey at or via telephone at (410) 451-5040.

About JDF
The Job Definition Format (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. Widely adopted and recognized worldwide as a key industry standard, JDF also enables the integration of business management and job planning applications into the production workflow. JDF is based on the W3C’s Extensible Markup Language (XML), ensuring maximum interoperability between different platforms and ready interaction with Internet systems.

About CIP4
CIP4 brings together vendors, consultants, and end-users in the print communications, graphic arts industry, and associated sectors, covering a variety of equipment, software, peripherals, and processes. Members participate in focused working groups to define the Job Definition Format (JDF), PrintTalk, and other standards relevant to process automation; to study user requirements; to test product interoperability; and to develop a range of JDF software development tools as well as educational resources.

Source: CIP4.


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