JDF Product Certification Program Launched
SEWICKLEY, PA—More than two years in development, the JDF Product Certification Program has finally been launched by CIP4 (The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress) and PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation).
The program has been established to test product compliance to the Job Definition Format specification. JDF-enabled solutions that successfully complete testing will be issued a “JDF Certified” logo. This logo can be used on product packaging and promotional materials to convey to buyers that products have been certified to meet established guidelines for interoperability.
Parameters for the testing are to be dictated by the Interoperability Conformance Specification (ICS) documents created by CIP4 technical working groups over the last three years. Each ICS document is focused on a specific interface between two components of a graphic arts workflow.
Further details on the JDF Product Certification Program can be found at www.cip4.org.