Introducing PDF To CIP3’s Format
BY MARIE RANOIA ALONSO
Many of the prepress and press manufacturers within the CIP3 consortium are Adobe OEM customers and, as such, rely heavily on Adobe to share its vision on emerging digital workflows with the CIP3 membership, as well as to participate actively within the consortium to make sure that the strategies and technologies defined by CIP3 are supportive of industry trends. At present, all eyes are on Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and its impact on the direction of CIP3’s Print Production Format (PPF).
Over the past two years, Adobe—the founding force behind the industry’s migration to Portable Document Format (PDF) compatibility—led the effort within the technical committee of CIP3 to reconcile the goals of an industry standard for production data with the growing importance of PDF and the Portable Job Ticket Format (PJTF).
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The Print Production Format is the specification developed by CIP3 that defines how an organization passes production data from prepress to press to postpress. Currently, version 3.0 of the PPF is based on Adobe’s PostScript language.
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