RESTON, VA – Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) today announced that the JDF (Job Definition Format) Pavilion at the upcoming GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO event in Chicago, October 10 – 13, 2004 is nearly sold out.
Exhibitors participating in the Pavilion will have the opportunity to highlight the products they offer that are JDF compliant, and that can help improve the efficiency and productivity of internal plant operations through the use of JDF, and include:
Global Graphics Software
Group Logic, Inc.
LithoTechnics Pty Limited
Prism Group Holdings Ltd
Vio Worldwide Limited
The Pavilion will consist of 18 stations or “Pods,” where attendees can actually see the exchange of complete information from one piece of equipment control software to another, thus enabling the equipment being controlled to instantly share complete information about the file and the entire print job, from quantity, to specification, to cost to delivery information. This transmission between unassociated pieces of equipment is just one aspect of the use of JDF that provides advantages to printing plants.
"JDF plays a critical role in making process automation more accessible and affordable for printers, prepress services, and their customers by providing a standardized architecture for process automation, a metadata language to support the entire lifecycle of print jobs, and a command and control language for driving devices on the shop floor. We're proud to be providing this key educational opportunity to show printers the benefits of using JDF technology in their workflows, and GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO is the perfect venue to reach the most progressive printers in the country this year," noted James E. Harvey, executive director of CIP4 organization, charged with creating the standards that are the basis of JDF-enabled software and systems, and sponsor of the Pavilion.
Since JDF-enabled solutions will be plentiful throughout the show floor, “JDF
Roadmaps” listing company locations on the show floor and the JDF-enabled products that they are demonstrating will be available. CIP4 will also offer four free morning and afternoon JDF Show Floor Tours leaving from the JDF Pavilion, each with a specific focus and tour stops. GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO attendees may register for the JDF Show Floor tours at: http://www.cip4.org/activities/graphexpo2004/tour_registration.php.
The JDF Pavilion will also feature staffed information kiosks where attendees can learn more about JDF and JDF Expert Certificate training programs and pick up educational materials. The JDF Pavilion also will include a theater area that will continuously offer a variety of presentations on JDF-related topics, including "JDF Overview" which will be offered several times daily, "What is JDF?," "JDF: Benefits are Real," and "Building a Supply Chain" among others. These presentations will feature user case studies of pioneering prepress and printing companies who have implemented JDF environments.
Additionally, JDF technology will be featured in a session hosted by Frank Romano, Consultant and former RIT professor, and James E. Harvey, Executive Director, CIP4, during the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference, the day before the show opens, October 9, 2004 in McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
More information on the JDF Pavilion and on CIP4 can be found by visiting http://www.cip4.org/ including registration forms for the Workflow Tours and JDF Show Flour Tours. Additional information on the JDF Pavilion and on CIP4 can be found by visiting www.cip4.org.
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