JDF is the abbreviation of Job Definition Format. It is an industry standard designed to simplify information exchange between different applications and systems in and around the graphic arts industry.
These pages cover the basics of the JDF protocol.
During the past years I was involved in a number of JDF projects. One quickly learns that in many ways JDF is still in its infancy. Even so, getting things working isn’t that much about the technology. Dealing with people and misunderstood processes are the real challenges. These pages explain some of the Do’s and Dont’s of JDF integration.
Links to other sites, newsgroups about JDF, mailing list and books worth reading.