Initial IP draft versions of JDF 1.7, XJDF 2.1 and PrintTalk 2.1 are now available for download at:
All three specifications are incremental updates with respect to their predecessor specifications:
JDF 1.7 is an incremental upgrade that contains detail changes with respect to JDF 1.6.
XJDF 2.1 is an incremental upgrade that contains detail changes with respect to XJDF 2.0.
PrintTalk 2.1 is an incremental upgrade that contains detail changes with respect to PrintTalk 2.0.
These are the initial specification review specifications as called for in section IV of the CIP4 intellectual Property Policy which can be found at:
Please review the specification drafts carefully and post comments as Adobe fdf files in the tables at
The initial 60 day review period ends on January 2 2020. Minor technical and editorial modifications may still be applied and will be tracked in the CIP4 issue tracking system: https://jira.cip4.org
CIP4 aims to publish all specifications simultaneously, therefore PrintTalk 2.1 is being updated to 2.1 although very few technical changes are anticipated due to the fact that PrintTalk 2.0 has just recently been released.
Thanks to everyone who has invested in making JDF 1.7, XJDF 2.1 and PrintTalk 2.1 happen!