Management Information Systems — A Hit with Printers
Updated versions of the ICS documents were set to be published in early summer. Bohan expects PIA/GATF to be ready to begin certification testing based on the “MIS to Prepress” and “MIS to Conventional Sheetfed Printing” ICS within a month of their release.
There is still very strong interest in JDF within the vendor community and a commitment to certification, he says. “They want this to be rigorous testing and not just rubber stamping. The intent is to ensure that a product is fully communicating all the job information it is supposed to and appropriately processing the information it receives. Getting to that degree of rigor slows down the process,” Bohan says. PI