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Capitol Vial, Inc. ISO 9001 Certified Company Customer Service: 800.772.8871 General Offices Capitol Vial, Inc. P.O. Box 446 151 Riverside Drive Fultonville, New York 12072 Phone: 518.853.3377 Fax: 518.853.3409 Manufacturing Capitol Vial, Inc. 2039 McMillan Street Auburn, Alabama 36832 Phone: 334.887.8311 Fax: 334.887.9102 Plastic Solutions for food processing, healthcare, science & industry CAPITOL VIAL INC.
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Reliable JDF Job Ticketing with 1 W h a ti sJ D F ?
2 J D FF i l e sA r eE x t e n s i b l e® ® Adobe Creative Suite using
2 W h e r ei st h eJ D FF i l eI n i t i a t e d ?
® 2 A d o b eC r e a t i v eS u i t e :T h eAcrobat 8 Professional
M i s s i n gL i n ki nt h eJ D F
W o r k f o w
2 J D FJ o bT i c k e t s ,V e r i f e d
JDF – Job Defnition Format – is well-known in the print production community, C o n t e n t ,a n dP r i n t - R e a d yP D F
but virtually unknown within the graphic design community. That is changing.
4 J D FT e m p l a t eW o r k f o w
JDF technology was frst integrated into Adobe Creative Suite software with the O v e r v i e w
introduction of Acrobat 7 Professional, and for the frst time content originators
5 C r e a t eS u b m i s s i o nS e t u p
had the ability to use this industry standard job ticketing format to describe their
6 C r e a t eJ D FT e m p l a t ejobs electronically, right on the desktop.
8 C r e a t eaN e wJ D FB a s e do nt h e
T e m p l a t ea n dS u b m i tWhat is JDF?
1 5 R e ce i v i n ga n dP r o ce s s i n gJ D FJDF is an XML-based fle format standard for information exchange in the graphic
arts environment. In the context of Adobe Creative Suite, JDF is a job ticketing, 1 6 J D FM a k e st h eW o r k f o wF l o w
or job intent, fle format designed to bridge the communication gap and automate 1 6 R e s o u r ce s
processes between creative professionals and print providers.
®It’s diffcult to overstate the importance of standards. In 1985, Adobe PostScript
technology ushered in the era of desktop publishing. Before then, every system
was completely and totally proprietary. Operators were burdened with steep
learning curves, and the expertise gained on one piece of equipment could not be
applied to another. PostScript, the device-independent page description standard
changed all that, and giant strides were made.
The development of PDF marked another milestone. Documents created in any
application, on any computer platform, suddenly became accessible to all –
m aking the format a de facto standard. Today, PDF fles are ubiquitous in the
graphic arts environment because they are viewable, small, and most importantly,
portable from one computer to the next and one stage of production to the next.
The PDF/X standard, now adopted by printing concerns across the globe, ensures
that the PDF is suitable for print production.
In the same way, JDF is a device-independent, vendor-neutral format. It is an
international standard, developed by a consortium of graphic arts vendors too
numerous to list, but initiated and led by Adobe, Agfa, Heidelberg, and MAN
Roland. Whereas PostScript describes p a g e s and PDF describes d o c u m e n t s, JDF
describes j o b s.white paper JDF Files Are Extensible
While there are similarities between PostScript and PDF, on the one hand, and
JDF, on the other, there are also signifcant differences. One of the most important
differences is the fact that a JDF fle is e x t e n s i b l e, whereas PostScript and PDF fles
Glossary are not. PostScript and PDF fles are either complete and correct, in which case they
can be processed, or they are incomplete and incorrect, in which case they cannot be CIP3/CIP4
used. Conversely, because JDF is based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML), C I P 4i st h eI n t e r n a t i o n a lC o o p e r -
a t i o nf o rt h eI n t e g r a t i o no f JDF fles can be added to as job information is gathered throughout the premedia
P r o ce s s e si nP r e p r e s s ,P r e s sa n d and printing processes by people with different job functions. A JDF fle can start its
P o s t p r e s s( C I P 4 ) .C I P 4t o d a yi sa n
life as a high-level job defnition describing only a rough outline and evolve into a i n t e r n a t i o n a l ,w o r l d w i d eo p e r a t -
detailed product description complete with all the necessary manufacturing details.i n gs t a n d a r d sb o d yl o c a t e di n
S w i t z e r l a n d .T h ep u r p o s eo ft h e
a s s o c i a t i o ni st oe n co u r a g e Where is the JDF File Initiated?
co m p u t e rb a s e di n t e g r a t i o no f
Before Adobe Creative Suite, JDF job tickets were predominantly initiated at the a l lp r o ce s s e st h a th a v et ob e
co n s i d e r e di nt h eg r a p h i ca r t s print production site, usually by a Customer Service Representative, who had to
i n d u s t r y ,i np a r t i c u l a rt h es p e c i - manually transcribe the information gleaned from discussions with the graphic
f c a t i o no fs t a n d a r d s ,s u c ha st h e
designer/customer. The job information was typically hand written or typed into J o bD e f n i t i o nF o r m a t .
a job ticket. As most of us know from practical experience, this process lends itself
Computer Integrated
to misunderstanding and error. Often three parties are involved: the customer, Manufacturing (CIM)
C o m p u t e ri n t e g r a t e dm a n u f a c - the graphic designer, and the CSR at the printing plant; the children’s game of
t u r i n gi sav a s tco n ce p tf o rd i g i t i z - “Telephone” all too often describes the unfortunate results. Furthermore, even
i n g ,a u t o m a t i n ga n di n t e g r a t i n g when communication is perfect, inadvertent typos can cause disaster.
p r i n tp r o d u c t i o np r o ce s s e s .
A d v a n ce si nt e c h n o l o g yh a v e
Adobe Creative Suite: The Missing Link in the JDF Workfowl e dt ow o r k f o wb e i n gw i d e l y
v i e w e da sad i g i t a lc o n t i n u u m ,
Communication problems and unnecessary rework and delay can be ameliorated
f r o mf l ec r e a t i o nt of n a lo u t p u t .
by digitally capturing job information upstream, in a standard job description fle. T h i ss h a r e dv i s i o nm e e t sw i t ht h e
i n d u s t r y ’ sm o v et o w a r dC I Ma n d With this goal in mind, Adobe has provided content originators with the ability to
i m p l e m e n t a t i o no ft h eJ D F( J o b create JDF fles on the desktop, directly within Adobe Creative Suite software.
D e f n i t i o nF o r m a t)s p e c i f c a t i o n .
A basic job description might include:extensible Markup l anguage
(XMl )
• number of pages X M Ls t a n d sf o rE X t e n s i b l e
M a r k u pL a n g u a g e ,am a r k u p • trim page size
l a n g u a g em u c hl i k eH T M Lt h a t • print quantity
w a sd e s i g n e dt od e s c r i b ed a t a .
• type of binding
X M Lt a g sa r en o tp r e d e f n e d .X M L
• inks (colors) u s e saD o c u m e n tT y p eD e f n i -
t i o n( D T D )o ra nX M LS c h e m at o • desired stock
d e s c r i b et h ed a t a . • cover type (separate cover or self-cover)
• contact information
JDF Job Tickets, Verifed Content, and Print-Ready PDF
Content originators can generate JDF job tickets from Adobe Creative Suite by us-
ing the JDF dialog within Acrobat 8 Professional. Using a JDF “template” supplied
by the print provider, the creative professional is assured that production-specifc
settings are appropriate and adequately describe the job. These templates typically
include PDF conversion settings, prefight profles, and may also include other
commonly-used job specifcations.
PDF Conversion, Prefight and Verifcation
The ability to embed PDF conversion and prefight settings in a JDF template en -
sures the integrity of the fles before the job enters print production.
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Most importantly, Acrobat performs a c o m p a r i s o n between the job defnition white paper
in the job ticket and the properties of the assigned fles. Any inconsistencies or
discrepancies in page sizes, inks, and/or the number of pages available in the
associated documents result in an error. In other words, fles are not only pre -
fighted, they are v e r i e d .
Glossary
Verifcation is a qualitative leap above prefight, and is of course impossible JDF (Job Defnition Format)
without a job description. Standalone prefighting cannot detect extra pages or T h eJ o bD e f n i t i o nF o r m a ti sa
co m p r e h e n s i v eX M L - b a s e df l emissing pages, for example, nor can it detect page size discrepancies. This impor-
f o r m a t / i n d u s t r ys t a n d a r df o rtant feature will surely prevent many of the errors that cause frustration, delay
e n d - t o - e n dj o bt i c k e ts p e c i f c a -
production, and hurt the bottom line. t i o n sco m b i n e dw i t ham e s -
s a g ed e s c r i p t i o ns t a n d a r da n d
Submission Options m e s s a g ei n t e r c h a n g ep r o t o co l .
J D Fi su s e dt os t o r ea n da cce s s
Once the JDF and associated content fles have been converted to PDF, pre -
j o bi n f o r m a t i o na n dt oa u t o m a t e
fighted, corrected/converted and verifed, they can be packaged into a single w o r k f o wp r o ce s s e s .
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) fle. MIME is a specifcation for JMF (Job Messaging Format)
formatting non-ASCII messages so they can be sent over the Internet, ensuring Aco m m u n i c a t i o nf o r m a tw i t h
m u l t i - l e v e lc a p a b i l i t i e s–t h ethey do not get separated from each other.
co m m a n da n dc o n t r o ll a n g u a g e
t h a ti sa ni n t e g r a lp a r to fJ D F .The JDF package is then submitted to the print production site, either manually
J M Fi ss p e c i f e dw i t h i nt h eJ D F(attached to email) or automatically (for example, sent to the URL of a JDF/JMF-
S p e c i f c a t i o n–i ti sn o tas e p a r a t e
enabled MIS system).
C I P 4s t a n d a r d .J M Fi su s e dt o
d e l i v e raJ D Fa n dco m m u n i c a t e
J D Fi n f o r m a t i o na c r o s sd e v i ce s .
D e v i ce sa r eJ M Fa w a r e–m e a n i n g
t h e yc a nco n s u m et h eJ D Fa n d
u s et h ei n f o r m a t i o nw i t h i ni tf o r
f l ep r o ce s s i n ga n dr o u t i n g .
Production a utomation
U s eo face n t r a l i z e dc o m p u t e rt o
m o n i t o rc o s t i n g ,w o r k f o w ,j o b
s t a t u s ,p r e s s r o o me f f c i e n c y ,b i l l -
i n ga n do t h e ra d m i n i s t r a t i v ea n d
p r o d u c t i o np r o ce s s e sc r i t i c a lt o
t h eco n c e p tt of u l f l l m e n tp r o ce s s
o fp r i n tp r o d u c t i o n .
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Features o F JDF are Print Provider
1. A b i l i t yt oc a r r yap r i n tj o bf r o m
Createg e n e s i st h r o u g hco m p l e t i o n . Create a Submission Setup, which includes
T h i s i n c l u d e s a d e t a i l e d d e s c r i p - Submission the PDF Conversion and Preight settings
t i o no ft h ec r e a t i v e ,p r e p r e s s , Setup your customer will use to create PDF les.p r e s s ,p o s t p r e s sa n dd e l i v e r y
p r o ce s s e s .
2. A b i l i t yt ob r i d g et h eco m -
m u n i c a t i o ng a pb e t w e e n
p r o d u c t i o na n dM a n a g e m e n t
I n f o r m a t i o nS e r v i ce s .T h i sa b i l -
i t ye n a b l e si n s t a n t a n e o u sj o b
a n dd e v i cet r a c k i n ga sw e l la s
d e t a i l e dp r e -a n dp o s t - c a l c u l a -
t i o no fj o b si nt h eg r a p h i ca r t s .
3. A b i l i t yt ob r i d g et h eg a pb e - Print Provider
t w e e nt h ec u s t o m e r ’ sv i e wo f
Create a JDF Template, which includesp r o d u c ta n dt h em a n u f a c t u r i n g
Create JDF the Submission Setup and possibly otherp r o ce s sb yd e f n i n gap r o ce s s
i n d e p e n d e n tp r o d u c tv i e wa s plant-specic settings. Template
w e l la sap r o ce s sd e p e n d e n t Send the JDF Template to the creative
p r o d u c t i o nv i e wo fap r i n tj o b . professional.
4. A b i l i t yt od e f n ea n dt r a c ka n y
u s e rd e f n e dw o r k f o ww i t h o u t
co n s t r a i n t so nt h es u p p o r t e d
w o r k f o wm o d e l s .T h i si n c l u d e s
s e r i a l ,p a r a l l e l ,o v e r l a p p i n ga n d
i t e r a t i v ep r o ce s s i n gi na r b i t r a r y
co m b i n a t i o n sa n do v e rd i s t r i b -
u t e dl o c a t i o n s .
5. A b i l i t yt od os o( 1 ,2 ,3 & 4 )u n d e r
Creative
n e a r l ya n yp r e co n d i t i o n .
Create a new Use the Template to create a new JDF. Fill
E x ce r p t e df r o m JDF based on out the job ticket and add the content
www.cip4.org: the Template le(s). Submit the JDF using the embedded
“CIP4 and JDF Fa Q”
and Submit Submission settings.
Print Provider
Open the JDF
Open the JDF package in Acrobat8
to extract job Professional, which unpacks the job ticket
info and PDF and the PDF le(s). Enter the job into
le(s) production.
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STEP ONE
Create Submission Setup
“A JDF fle can be created
at many different stages
in the workfow – and the
PRInT PROVIDER
further upstream it can be
Create Submission Setup
implemented, advantages
The frst step required to create a JDF Template is to create a Submission Setup.
become more apparent. The This allows you to pre-determine the PDF Conversion and Prefight settings that
your customer will use to create print-ready PDF fles. Follow these instructions to process starts with a system
create and save a JDF Template.
or software solution that
1 From Acrobat 8 Professional, display the JDF dialog by selecting JDF Job
captures basic job elements
Defnitions from the Advanced > Print Production menu or by selecting
or writes them into a digital JDF from the Print Production Toolbar.
job ticket.”2 T o display the existing Submission setups, click .
JDF Guide for Managers, 3 T o create a new Submission setup, click .
Br IDG’s Committee
o ctober, 20064 Name the setup and select your Pre-Submission and Submission options.
Use standard or customized PDF Conversion Settings.
The setting you choose is embedded in the submission setup.
This means that you don't have to deliver your setting les
separately.
Enable this option to verify that the content (PDF) matches
the job denition (JDF), e.g., number of pages, inks, etc.
Not recommended for PDF/X workows, but may be
appropriate for other workows.
Use a standard or customized Preight Prole.
The setting you choose is embedded in the submission site.
Use this option when your customer will submit the JDF
to a JMF device at your location, such as an MIS system.
Uour customer will submit the JDF to
a local, predened hot-folder on their network.
Use this option to allow your customer to select a local
folder to store the JDF before attaching it to email or
sending it via FTP.
5 Click the OK button to save the Setup. Now you are ready to create a JDF
Template using this Submission Setup.
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Supplying your customers with a JDF Template is a quick and easy way to ensure
that you receive verifed, print-ready PDF fles, along with adequate job specifca -
tions. Follow these instructions to create and save a JDF Template.
1 Display the JDF dialog by selecting JDF Job Defnitions from the
Advanced > Print Production menu or by selecting JDF from the
Print Production Toolbar.
2 Click to create a new JDF fle:
3 Enter a flename (for example, your company name), select a location to store
the template, then click
Create a new JDF. Select the PDF le(s) later.
Select a PDF as the basis for the new JDF.
Select an existing JDF as the basis f.
Select the JDF Specication version.
Enter the lename for the new JDF.
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Source: “The Advertising Agency’s
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R.I.T. Printing Industry Center, October
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settings and Prefight Profle selected for the Submission Setup are automati-
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you created it.
Send the JDF Template to your customer. It can be attached to an email or
posted on your website for download.
Source: “Digital Integration and the
Lean Manufacturing Practices of U.S.
Printing Firms,” Frank J. Cost and Brett
J. Daly, R.I.T. Printing Industry Center,
October 2003.
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STEP THREE
Create a new JDF based on the Template
and Submit
“Clients can easily make JDF
fles using Adobe Acrobat...
and from InDesign using
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Create a new JDF Based on the Template and Submit
This is signifcant; it not only
Follow these instructions to create a new JDF based on the Template supplied by
automates the process from your Print Provider and submit your job.
the customer’s desktop, but
Adding the JDF Template
leads to solution selling The JDF Template can be stored in any location on your network. To make the
Template accessible, it must be added using the JDF dialog of Acrobat. Follow these where the printer becomes a
steps to add the Template.
partner with their customer
1 D isplay the JDF dialog by selecting JDF from the Print Production
instead of just a vendor.”
Toolbar.
“a JDF s uccess s tory,” by h arry 2 C lick to load the JDF Template.
w aldman, Printing Impressions,
May, 2006 3 Click to create a new JDF. Choose Based on the job defnition , select
the Template, enter a flename and click .
NOTE: Rather than using the JDF as a template, you may simply add and then
click to modify the supplied JDF before submitting it. Using tem-
plates is a good idea if several jobs are to be sent over a period of time.
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General tab. Enter only the information you are sure of. Binding specifcs, for
example, can be added later in the production cycle.
“JDF was created to eliminate
fragmentation. Every
department in a production
chain often re-enters the
same job data, creating error
opportunities and adding
unnecessary time. With JDF,
the process becomes more
streamlined. It’s essentially
a standard for any digital
fle describing every possible
specifcation (number of
pages, ink settings, binding
Y ou can use the Submit To feld to determine the submission site for the job. type, deadline – everything)
Alternatively, leave the drop-down set to “Unspecifed” to make a decision
required to produce any later at the time of Submission.
print job. JDF also defnes all NOTE: If this JDF was supplied as (or is based on) a template, don’t change
this setting as otherwise the settings provided by the printer will not be used. processes and resources to
get the job delivered.”5 Click the Customer Info tab to enter the contact(s) for this job.
“JDF in the Graphic a rts,”
by Gee r anasinha,
Director of Marketing,
Dalim s oftware Gmbh ,
Digital Output, June, 2005
If you haven’t already added contacts using the Contacts Manager, click
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8 Click to add at least one contact. NOTE: You must designate at
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When you have fnished adding contacts, they will appear on the Customer
Info tab.
Source: “Digital Integration and the
Lean Manufacturing Practices of U.S.
Printing Firms,” Frank J. Cost and Brett
J. Daly, R.I.T. Printing Industry Center,
October 2003.
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