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Solimar PDF+JDF=ADF Know why JDF is seriously important for the future of Print Shops

Why JDF is Seriously Important for the Future of Print Shops

Jonathan Malone-McGrew // December 3, 2021

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Technology never stands still. Innovation makes it crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest capabilities for print production and digital delivery environments; like those found within print shops and In-Plants. The evolution of print and digital technology for producing communications has also paved the way for the rise of standards to help create consistent and efficient solutions for these industries. As part of our PDF+JDF=ADF series, Pat McGrew, Managing Director of McGrewGroup, and Drew Sprague, President of Solimar Systems, discuss the importance of the Job Definition Format (JDF) and Job Messaging Format (JMF) standards, the role they currently play today in print environments, and the opportunity to leverage them for competitive advantage and better operational efficiency.

In this video, we invite you to discover the possibilities that emerge when you bring JDF and JMF together in a production printing environment. As the technologies continue to evolve, we believe Print Service Providers (PSPs) will be given an opportunity to leverage a more holistic approach to workflows. This includes solving the problems of information capture from onboarding of work or jobs, workflow processes, and requirements needed to automate. Whether you need to track some or all of your jobs or pieces, create an audit trail, or connect back actuals to the billing process, PDF+JDF=ADF may hold key insights for your print production environment.

As you watch this video, we hope you will find valuable information about why you should consider automation, templatization and advanced methods of connecting your workflow from software to devices and digital channels. The Automated Document Factory (ADF) concept continues to create efficiencies for Print Service Providers (PSPs) with a diverse set of clients and production output needs. And as mentioned in the video, we have many case studies that help share the business benefits via our website. Also, watch for more SolimarSecrets videos releases coming soon.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications. As an early adopter of the PDF output format, our Chemistry™ platform optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic workflows including transactional and direct mail printing, accessibility, archive services,…

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Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, he watched his parents build a successful print software company that provided print-stream transforms as well as other solutions to empower print providers. With an education in Business and Marketing, Malone-McGrew has found opportunities to work with print hardware and … Read more


Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp

Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, … Read more