This week, Caldera proudly hosts one of the world’s most important print standardization meetings to its home city of Strasbourg, France. Starting yesterday, a high-profile list of attendees from key organizations in the printing industry have turned up as part of CIP4, the not-for-profit standards association with a mission to further ‘International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization’.
Those of you who are familiar with CIP4 will know that much of its work revolves around file types and job ticketing – specifically JDF – to make sure that data is transferred around a print operation without a problem. The schedule starts with interoperability tests and technical meetings that see major industry brands Agfa, EFI, HP, Heidelberg, Esko, Dalim, Océ, Canon and – of course – Caldera exchange JDF job tickets to ensure that users won’t experience any problems in the field. This is the 31st time that this event, Interop, has come together.
From this afternoon, the group will come together to discuss existing JDF standards and define the evolution of the standard. Look out for news about XJDF, a new, simplified format of JDF that is currently under development. We think that it’ll be significant when it’s realized as it will incorporate developments in XML and other tools related to interconnectivity.
Caldera invests in and supports standards initiatives and associations continuously. We’re delighted to have the industry’s technical experts here in Strasbourg and wish the team, and JDF, all the best for the future.