Specifications, Schemas, ICSs, name registries and examples

The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization or “CIP4” is a not-for-profit standards association, that creates standards to facilitate automation in the printing. The organization shall create standards, specifications and best practices for the purpose of furthering the cause of process automation in printing and associated production and business operations. Everyone is welcome to contribute and participate in the development of such standards, specifications, and best practices.

The specification pages contain references to related Interoperability Conformance Specifications (ICS) and examples.

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List of specifications currently maintained by CIP4:

Name Registries

JDF and XJDF contain open value lists that may be expanded. Additional preferred values will be tracked in pages below Name Registry