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Why You Should Join CIP4

Why You Should Join CIP4. Christian Anschütz, Membership Officer Mark Wilton, Education and Marketing Officer. What is CIP4 ?. “The International C ooperation for the I ntegration of the P rocesses in P repress, P ress and P ostpress”

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Why You Should Join CIP4

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  1. Why You Should Join CIP4 Christian Anschütz, Membership Officer Mark Wilton, Education and Marketing Officer

  2. What is CIP4 ? • “The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress” • Promotion and development of the “Job Definition Format” (JDF) • Registered in Switzerland since 2001 • CIP4 brings together vendors, consultants, and end-users in the print communications, graphic arts industry, and associated sectors, covering a variety of equipment, software, peripherals, and processes. • Members participate in focused working groups to define the • Job Definition Format (JDF), PrintTalk, and other standards relevant to process automation; • to study user requirements; to test product interoperability; and to • develop a range of JDF software development tools.

  3. CIP4 is international Started July 2000 with 40 members – Now 317 Members, 29 Countries Status: May,27th 08

  4. Who are you? Share of end users 27% ! Total: 319 / Status: ;May, 27th 2008

  5. JDF Integration with Prinect • drupa 2008 Key tasks of JDF • Order bag: Product description & production way • Scheduler: Planning details • Automation: Presetting information • Status: Job tracking & controlling • Job costing: Shop floor data collection 5

  6. Benefits for vendors and consultants • Open source tools • Faster JDF adoption by using JDF libraries • Benefit from standardized methodes • Documentation • JDF Marketplace • Community: • Technical working groups • Regular Interop Meetings • Knowledge exchange

  7. Resources: Collaboration • WebEx - CIP4´s key communication tool • Document Archives • including drafts and subject papers not available to the public • Member Email Forum (Browser Accessible) • Working Group Email Archives • CIP4 Wiki

  8. Resources: The Standards • Job Definition Format Specification • JDF Schema • Printtalk Reference Implementation & Schema • Interoperability Conformance Specifications • Application Notes • Print Production Format (“CIP3”)

  9. Resources: Tools • Software Development Kits • Java and C++ • JDF Editor (Mac, PC, or Source) • CheckJDF Utility • FixJDF Utility • Alces • Elks

  10. JDF Marketplace • Publicly available resource for finding the latest information on JDF-enabled products and services available • JDF Jobticket Software • JDF Workflow and MIS systems • JMF-enabled systems and equipment • Development tools • JDF consulting • Free listing for CIP4 members • Up to 2 regular editions per year • Maintained by the members themselves

  11. Benefits for printers • Get involved • Accesss to all resources, e.g. documentation • Community: • Share your needs and requirements • Business promotion • CIP4 Cybermall Privileged membership at reduced annual fee.

  12. CIP4 Cybermall – Meet Your Business Partner • Free advertising service • Multilingual • Multiple sales areas • No need to own JDF enabled products -appropriate for • Printers, bookbinders and prepress services • Consultancy, services, institutes, associations • vendors

  13. Join our multilingual user forums! • Share your thoughts, needs and requirements with more than 156 vendors worldwide. • You do not need to be a technical or JDF expert! • Available in Spanish, French, German, English, Japanese

  14. Resources: Learning • Open JDF Tutorials • JDF Tutorial Slides • Introduction to CIP4/JDF/JMF • FAQ • Glossary of Terms • JDF Expert Certificate Program • English (IPA) • Spanish (TAJMAR) • BRIDG’s Managers Guide to JDF

  15. Resources: Document Archives • White Papers • General • Business/ROI • Case Study • Integration/Technical • Presentations

  16. CIP4 Membership • $150 USD/Year for Associate class membership • Includes all faculty and staff • Access to 30+ working groups and committees • Member Directory • Interop Events • Email Archive • Sample JDF and JMF instances • Pre-release copies of standard • Marketing Opportunities for Continuing Education • Resume or position postings in JDF Bulletin

  17. CIP4 Membership • $3000 USD/Year for Full class membership • Includes all of the above plus … • Interop participation • Option to participate in JDF Parks and Pavilions at major events (ex. drupa, Ipex, IGAS, Print, and Graph Expo) • Speaking opportunities • Free listings in JDF Marketplace, JDF Matrix, and Cybermall • Business Networking Group mingles, summits and other programs • Access to JDF product certification testing program • Right to use JDF tools (ex. SDKs) in commercial products

  18. CIP4 Membership • $15,000 USD/Year for Partner class membership • Includes all of the above plus … • Guaranteed seat on the CIP4 Advisory Board

  19. How to apply… • At the JDF Experience reception desk • Online at http://www.cip4.org/members/application_form/

  20. The End Thank You Membership_officer@cip4.org Christian.anschuetz@heidelberg.com

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