Rick Littrell, CMO of cross media marketing firm Magicomm has a video up on his company blog on the current status of JDF within the printing industy-- not just printers that have adopted JDF-enabled workflows, but vendors that are bringing products to market with certified JDF capabilities.

Watch Rick's video:

Rick cites some compelling numbers in the video. Do these numbers tell the whole story? Is JDF dead? Has JDF fallen off the edge of the earth as Rick believes?

I think this a great question to address leading into Graph Expo where there will be a lot of talk about offset press updates (material handling automation) and for many this will be their first look at the all the ink jet systems shown at drupa.

Updated: The Rebuttal I just arrived in Chicago. Jim Harvey of CIP4 sent in this rebuttal to Rick.