One newspaper group attended Dalim Software's "JDF for Dummies" presentation on Job Definition Format
, the XML-based file standard widely embraced by commercial printers (and widely ignored by newspapers) as a step toward automation.
Lieven Plettinck, of Esko-Graphics, encouraged those integrating Job Definition Format
(JDF) into their operations to "start small, but to expect more." David Taylor of Radius Solutions noted, "JDF files contain a great deal of information.
At Kodak, Daisy served as chairman of the Networked Graphic Production partnership for streamlining print production through cross-vendor integration using the standard-based Job Definition Format
. Previous to Kodak, Daisy was Global Networked Graphic Production Initiative Manager for Creo, Inc., and earlier was Computer Integrated Manufacturing Product Manager for Printcaf?
New features include support for Job Definition Format
, editable non-rectangular bleed paths automatically derived from CAD die line information, bleed overlap detection with tools for automatic overlap correction, die station ordering with fully automated placement of die station number marks, and die mirroring for the creation of double-sided layouts.