ONYX Graphics Joins JDF Initiative

Interface standard facilitates cross-vendor print workflows

Salt Lake City, UT-based ONYX Graphics, Inc. recently became part of an initiative to define open Job Definition Format (JDF) standards for the wide-format-printing market. JDF is a technical interface standard developed for and by the graphic arts industry to facilitate cross-vendor print workflows.

This initiative, under the guidance of the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) is chaired by HP, which introduced a new certification program that enables alliance partners’ workflow products to be HP Certified for Wide Format Printing JDF Exchange. The initiative is designed to resolve interoperability shortfalls between Web-to-print tools, production devices, RIPs, and digital front ends so that they work together to streamline wide-format-printing workflows for increased productivity. ONYX Graphics reports that it is among the first alliance partners to achieve certification through the program.

ONYX Graphics also notes that it has joined the CIP4 workgroup and will release certified JDF workflow interfaces for its various production workflow products, starting with an update to ONYX ProductionHouse software Version X10, early next year.

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