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					Graph Expo 2004
  JDF Pavilion
JDF: Smart Flexible Workflows
         James E. Harvey
        CIP4 Organization
        Executive Director
  Who is CIP4?

• International Standards Association
• Registered DoJ/FTC Standards Development
  Organization
• 270+ Member Companies
  – <50% Vendors of software, systems & equipment
  – >50% Users, consultants, associations, & educational institutions
• A virtual organization
• Shared code, tools and examples
• News, references, and educational information on
  JDF
             What Does JDF Do?
•   One common language that supports the lifecycle
    of a print job
•   Command, control and configuration of plant
    automation, workflows, and job production

•   Common controller language — for all production
    devices on the plant floor
           Creating the Handshake
•   Integration by the printer
•   NGP
•   Automated “handshake” (JDF 1.2)
Job Ticket Lifecycle
                  Data Sources
1. Customer files and meta data
2. JDF-enabled preflight software
3. Customers entry via your company’s website or
   via an e-commerce partner
4. Defaults and presets on your own equipment
5. Job “profiles” and defaults set in your “MIS
   systems”
6. Direct entry
              JDF in Business Ops
                     (PrintTalk Objects)


•   Request for Quote             •    Order Status
•   Quote                              Response
•   Purchase Order                •    Proof Approval
•   Order Confirmation                 Request
•   Cancellation                  •    Proof Approval
•   Refusal                            Response
•   Order Status Request          •    Invoice
JDF Building Blocks
                 What Can JMF Do?
•   JMF controller may “register” w/ JDF-enabled MIS system

•   The JMF controller may report information about the devices
    it supports to the JDF MIS system

•   The JMF controller may report events, status, and results (or
    responses) to the JDF MIS system – including the phase a job
    is in, counts, employees working the device, waste, and so on

•   One JMF controller may communicate to another

•   JDF MIS system may manage the controller/device’s job
    queue
A JMF Illustration
                                     Interoperability Testing
# JDF Job    Consumer =>                         MIS Zofi Dru Van Kyot 3   4     5   6   7   8   9   10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 25 26 27 30 31 32 34 35 36 40 42 43 44 48 49 50 52 53
Submission                                           ngen pa couv o

 3 Adobe - JDF Intent Creator 1.1                    y    y   y            hj hj                         h   j            j   j                                   j            j    j
 4 Agfa - ApogeeX 3.0                                y    y   y                                                                         X     j     X j
 5 Agfa - Delano V1.3                                y    y   y            js
 6 Artwork Systems N.V. - ArtPro                              y            h             h                   h
 7 Artwork Systems N.V. - Odystar                             y                                              h
 8 Creo - Preps (moved from end)                          y   y            h             h                   h
 9 Creo - InkPRO 2.02                                         y
10 Creo - Synapse Link 2.0                           y    y   y                                                                                                            X
11 Creo - UpFront 3.1 alpha (newer version)          y    y   y                              h                                                                h       X
12 DALiM Software - MiSTRAL                          y    y   y            hjs           h                                         js                                          X
13 Dynagram - DynaStrip 4.3 (alpha)                  y    y   y            hj            h                   h
14 EFI - Hagen OA                                yes y    y   y            js                        h       h                js        j     js    h   js            js       js
15 EFI - Logic SQL (1st time)                    yes          y            js                                                 js              js    h   js            js       js
16 EFI - PSI (1st time)                          yes          y                                                                               hjs   h   hjs           js       j
17 EFI - Velocity Balance                            y    y   y
18 EFI - OneFlow 2.x                                 y    y   y
25 Group Logic, Inc. - MassTransit                            y
26 Heidelberger Druck. AG - Prinect                  y    y   y                                                                                     X
27 Heidelberger Druck. AG - Prinance             yes y    y   y            h     h           h           h                              hjs   js        hs h          h        js
30 Komori - K-Station                                y        y
31 LithoTechnics - Metrix                            y    y   R            h             h                   X
32 MAN Roland AG - JDF-Link                          y    y   R
34 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - IPC Server II       y        y
35 Müller Martini - MM Port V4.05                    y        y
36 NovaVision Software a/s - PrintVision         yes y    y   y            X                                 j                          X        X X
40 Olive inc. - PrintSapiens                     yes          y                                                                               js        hs                     js
42 Optichrome Computer Sys. Ltd - Optimus 2020   yes y    y   y            js X              h       j  h    j                j         js    js X h    js js         js       js
43 ppi Media GmbH - printnet commercial V0.9     yes y    y   y            js                           h                                     js   h    js js                  j
44 Prism Group Holdings Ltd - Prism WIN          yes y    y   y            js X              h       js h    j                          js    js X h    js js                  js
48 Screen (Dainippon Screen) - Riteportal V1.5       y    y   y            j X                                            j                                                    j
49 Screen (Dainippon Screen) - Trueflow ver3.0       y    y   y
50 Tharstern Ltd - TharsternSQL Version 2.01     yes y    y   y            js j              h       js h    j                j         j     js X X js                        js
52 WAM!NET Inc. - WAM!NET JDF Solution               y    y   y            j                                              j
53 Xerox - Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager 2.04         y        y
      Interoperability Conformance
      Specification (ICS) Documents

• 2005:
  –   Base
  –   MIS
  –   MIS-Prepress
  –   Binding
  –   Conventional Printing
  –   Digital Printing
        ICS — What Do They Do?

• ICS documents do not add to JDF Specification, they
  restrict JDF Specification usage)
   –   Define interfaces
   –   Define read and write responsibilities
   –   Set Data Type values, size limits
   –    Communications (hot folder, MIME, pull/push)
   –   JDF Extensions
   –   JDF Node, AuditPool usage
   –   Messaging via JDF
   –   And more
             JDF Availability

• “JDF Marketplace”
• 127 listings in March 2004
• As of 3 October 2004
  – About 161 products and services
  – 311 listings
              JDF Availability
• Creative, Customer Interface
  –   Enfocus Instant PDF
  –   Screen RiteOnline, Riteportal
  –   Creo Synapse® InSite
  –   Adobe Acrobat
  –   Adobe Distiller
  –   Creo Pandora®
  –   Heidelberg Prinect SignaPack
  –   Heidelberg Prinect Signastation
  –   NexPress Kodak NexTreme DL-100 software
  –   ixact GmbH ixFrame, Integration Framework
               JDF Availability
• Asset transfer services & Tools
  –   Adobe PDF JobReady
  –   Creo Synapse® Prepare
  –   Enfocus Instant PDF
  –   Screen Riteportal
  –   Vio Ad Delivery
  –   Vio Digital Workflow Suite
  –   Vio Remote Proof & Print
  –   WAM!NET Inc. Direct!JDF
  –   Agfa :Delano Publish
  –   Creo Synapse® InSite
             JDF Availability
• Color Control
  – GMI ColorQuick
  – Heidelberg Prinect Image Control
  – QuadTech Color Control System
• CRM/Sales
  – i·teba SolPrint
  – Screen RiteOnline
  – The Shuttleworth System
              JDF Availability
• Imposition
  –   Creo Preps®
  –   Dynagram DynaStrip
  –   EFI OneFlow™
  –   Esko-Graphics Scope
  –   Fuji Celebra Extreme JDF Workflow
  –   Heidelberg Prinect SignaPack
  –   Heidelberg Prinect Signastation
  –   OneVision Speedflow Cockpit
  –   OneVision Speedflow Impose
  –   OneVision Speedflow Suite
  –   Screen FlatWorker
                 JDF Availability
• Preflight
   –   Adobe Trapping Technologies and PDF JobReady
   –   Agfa :ApogeeX Create Pro and :Delano Publish
   –   Creo Prinergy® Publish and Synapse® Prepare
   –   DALiM PRiNTEMPO
   –   Enfocus Instant PDF
   –   Fuji Celebra Extreme JDF Workflow
   –   Heidelberg Prinect Printready System L, System M, & System X
   –   OneVision Asura, Asura Pro, Speedflow Suite
   –   ixact GmbH ixJED, JDF and JMF Editor
   –   Screen Riteportal
   –   Vio Ad Delivery and Digital Workflow Suite
            JDF Availability
• Proofers, Digital Printers, Soft Proofers
  – EFI EFI Balance™
  – HP DesignJet family
  – DALiM DiALOGUE
  – DIL Digital Information Ltd. DI-Plot
  – EFI EFI OneFlow™, Colorproof, Designer Edition,
    Photo Edition™, PhotoXposure™, Remoteproof™, &
    EFI Screenproof™
  – Creo Synapse® InSite
  – DALiM DiALOGUE
                 JDF Availability
• Other Prepress
  – Adobe Trapping Technologies
  – Creo InkPRO™, Brisque® Impose, Brisque® Pro, Brisque®
    Access, Preps®, Prinergy Powerpack®, Prinergy® Access,
    Prinergy® Connect, Prinergy® Direct, Prinergy® Evo,
    Prinergy® Publish, Synapse® Link, Synapse® UpFront® and
    Synapse® Prepare
  – EFI Color Manager™, EFI OneFlow™ and Balance™
  – HP Production Flow
  – QuadTech Data Central
  – Fuji Celebra Extreme JDF Workflow and Celebra Gateway for
    CTP/CTF
  – Polkadots Software Inc PrePage-it Workflow Server
  – Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager/Prinergy
                JDF Availability
• Other Prepress Continued
  – Agfa :Delano Production, :ApogeeX Commercial,
    :ApogeeX Light, :ApogeeX Packaging
  – DALiM MiSTRAL, DiALOGUE and PRiNTEMPO
  – OneVision Asura, Speedflow Impose, Speedflow Cockpit
    and Speedflow Suite
  – Kodak NexStation III front end
  – Esko-Graphics Scope and FlowDrive
  – Heidelberg Prinect Prepress Interface, Prinect Printready
    System L, System M & System X and Prinect MetaShooter
  – ppi Media printnet
  – Screen RiteControl and Trueflow
                   JDF Availability
• RIP
   –   Adobe PostScript 3 & Trapping Technologies
   –   Creo Brisque® Impose, Pro, and Access
   –   Creo Prinergy Powerpack®, Access, Publish, Direct, & Evo
   –   EFI Colorproof, Designer Edition, PhotoXposure, & ScreenProof
   –   Esko-Graphics FlowDrive
   –   Fuji Celebra RIP for CTP/CTF
   –   Global Graphics Harlequin RIP
   –   Heidelberg Prinect MetaDimension, Prinect Printready System L, M & X
• CTP/Film Setters
   – Fuji Celebra Gateway for CTP/CTF
   – Fuji Celebra RIP for CTP/CTF
   – Global Graphics Harlequin RIP
• Digital Presses
   – HP Indigo Press 5000
   – Kodak NexStation III front end
   – Xerox DocuTech and DocuColor Systems
                JDF Availability
• Scheduling & Estimating
  –   EFI Hagen OA™
  –   EFI Logic SQL™
  –   EFI PrintSmith™
  –   EFI PSI™
  –   HIFLEX PRINT
  –   Heidelberg Prinect Data Control
  –   LithoTechnics Metrix™
  –   NovaVision PrintVision
  –   Optimus 2020 Estimating Pro Plus
  –   Prism WIN
  –   Radius Solutions PECAS Vision
  –   The Shuttleworth System
                 JDF Availability

• JDF-Enabled MIS Systems
  –   DiMS! organizing print DiMS!   –   Océ PRISMAproduction
  –   EFI Hagen OA™                  –   Océ PRISMAsatellite
  –   EFI Logic SQL™                 –   Olive PrintSapiens
  –   EFI PSI™                       –   ppi Media GmbH
  –   Heidelberg Prinance            –   Printnet
  –   HIFLEX PRINT                   –   Prism WIN
  –   i·teba SolPrint                –   Radius Solutions PECAS Vision
  –   NovaVision PrintVision         –   Tharstern Ltd. TharsternSQL
                  JDF Availability

• Job Tracking & Production Control
   –   Agfa :Delano Production       –   Heidelberg Prinect Data Control
   –   Creo Prinergy® Connect        –   LithoTechnics Pty Limited Metrix™
   –   Creo Synapse® Link            –   OneVision Asura Pro
   –   DALiM MiSTRAL                 –   OveVision Speedflow Cockpit
   –   DALiM PRiNTEMPO               –   Optimus 2020 - Data Collection
   –   Integrale of Graphisoft       –   ppi Media GmbH printnet
   –   HIFLEX PRINT                  –   ppi Media GmbH printnet OM
   –   i·teba SolPrint               –   Prism QTMS
   –   MAN Roland printnet – PECOM   –   Radius PECAS Vision
   –   OneVision Asura               –   Xerox FreeFlow Print Manager
   –   The Shuttleworth System
                 JDF Availability
• Pressroom Management and Workflow
  –   Heidelberg Prinect CP2000 Center
  –   Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) JDFLink
  –   MAN Roland printnet – PECOM
  –   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries IPC Server II
  –   Ryobi MIS Connection Software
  –   QuadTech Data Central
• Other Press Room Solutions
  – QuadTech Ribbon Control System
  – Heidelberg Prinect Prepress Interface
  – QuadTech Register Guidance System
• Inking Systems
  – Creo PrintLink
  – DIL Digital Information Ltd. InkZone & DI-Plot
  – Graphic Microsystems ColorQuick
               JDF Availability
• Post Press
  –   Colter & Peterson microcut +
  –   Heidelberg Prinect FCS 100
  –   Wohlenberg bind-com
  –   Horizon Internation i2i
  –   Müller Martini MM Port
              JDF Availability
• JDF Software and Development Kits
  –   ixact GmbH ixJED, JDF and JMF Editor
  –   CIP4 Software Development Kit (SDK)
  –   ixact GmbH ixFrame, Integration Framework
  –   Adobe JDF SDK
  –   Objective Advantage JDF Development Platform
                 JDF Availability

• Training:
  –   Global Workflow Solutions
  –   Objective Advantage
  –   International Prepress Association
  –   Fraunhofer Institute
• Consulting
  –   Global Workflow Solutions
  –   IRD
  –   ixact GmbH
  –   Medit Consult Aps
  –   PrePress Consulting
Installations

• Who is using JDF as of 3 October 2004?
 (based on a sample survey of CIP4’s 120 vendors)

  – There are between 1405 and 1859 current JDF
    installations   (95% confidence)


  – There are between 1261 and 1714 companies
    shopping for JDF right now.        (95% confidence)
 Examples
• LaVigne Printing uses JDF to connect their Printable
  fulfillment system to a HP's Production Flow (in front of an
  Indigo)
• Druckhaus Berlin-Mitte GmbH is using Hiflex for JDF
  connectivity with a MAN Roland presses.
• Telegraph Group Limited uses Vio JDF solutions to enable
  the advertisers to preflight and send files directly into the
  company’s workflow, free of charge.
• Integrated Book Technology, Inc. using JDF to automate
  book-on-demand services.
• Continental Web uses use DALiM MiSTRAL to automate
  imposition.
               Where is the need?
• Survey of American Printer readers
• Most have MIS & Workflow systems
  – 65% had an MIS or workflow system that followed a job
    from estimating through production
  – 27% had an MIS system that handled front office
    functions only
  – 8% had no MIS system or only department level
    workflow systems
• Most buy their MIS and Workflow systems
  – 14% developed in house
  – 86% purchased or purchased and modified by user
MIS & Workflow System Usage
 91%   Estimating
 91%   Billing Information
 77%   Order Entry
 77%   Scheduling
 77%   Sales Information
 73%   Paper and Product Inventory
 73%   Shop Floor Data Collection
 50%   Delivery Status
 36%   CRM
 36%   Maintenance schedules
 36%   Workflow analysis & job or load balancing
 23%   DAM/Asset management & asset transfer
 18%   Web-site/Ecommerce Front End
 5%    In-line quality control data
MIS & Workflow System Desire
        82% of respondents wanted to upgrade

  11%   Estimating
  11%   Billing Information
  17%   Order Entry
  28%   Scheduling
  11%   Sales Information
  22%   Paper and Product Inventory
  22%   Shop Floor Data Collection
  44%   Delivery Status
  28%   CRM
  33%   Maintenance schedules
  50%   Workflow analysis & job or load balancing
  22%   DAM/Asset management & asset transfer
  44%   Web-site/Ecommerce Front End
  50%   In-line quality control data
Why Automate?
• 92% said MIS & workflow systems enhance
  efficiency, and
• 86% said MIS & workflow systems improve
  the level of customer service that they can
  provide to customers, and
• 83% MIS & workflow systems improve turn
  around times and the speed of production, but
• 57% said employees will work around the
  system if it adds requirements to their
  workload.
JDF Awareness
• 87% at least heard of JDF, but only 22% have
  staff that are knowledgeable of JDF or are
  studying JDF.
• 49% of them were planning on implementing
  JDF by the end of 2005 (About 43% of total
  printers and prepress services)
What Implementing Printers are looking for out of JDF


  75%   Streamline information between systems/applications

  75%   Smoother flow of production

  75%   Reduce human error in data entry

  75%   Reduce labor

  75%   Improve responsiveness to customer requirements

  69%   Improve command and control of all operations

  69%   Reduce waste, including process waste

  63%   Increase capacity without increasing capital footprint

  56%   Ability to link customers with production process

  44%   Ability to link suppliers to business
      Economic Impact – $5M Potential
             2500                   1,639
                                                                        1,530

             2000                                                                     1,192
5yr Profit
Potential    1500
 $(000)                   570
             1000                               588

                                                            272
              500                                                                                  139


                0
                       Web               Increased                  Improved                   More
                     Interface           Customer                  Productivity               Accurate
                                        Satisfaction                                           Billing
                              Improved                 Inventory                  Reduced
                            Communication              Reduction                   Waste




                    Source: Profectus, 2002
Where to Start?

• Make someone responsible
• Pick a path (Customer or market where the
  impact will be greatest)
• Get your feet wet and prove out the ROI
• Document your current environment
• Discuss your vendors upgrade path
• Buy smart and make JDF part of your SOP
  and purchasing policy
The Future of JDF
• JDF 1.3
   –   Packaging
   –   Advertising
   –   Auto Discovery (Plug n’ Play)
   –   Web production
• Additional ICS’s
   – Publishing to Prepress
   – Imposition
   – Prepress Manger to Prepress
   – Stripping
   – Format Conversion
   – Intent to Imposition
         Thank you


      Questions?
          James E. Harvey
         URL: www.cip4.org
Email: Executive_Director@cip4.org
Training Program: www.ipa.org/jdf/
     Phone: +1 (410) 451-5040

				
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