JDF - Job Definition Format
) is an open data exchange format, which is based on XML. It makes it possible to fully map the printing job and - in spite of the various computer systems - among all the manufacturing process to involve in this exchange data directly. This includes the underlying machines and therefore both management and production data. JDF
links the production-oriented (horizontal) with the commercial (vertical) processes. In the graphical sector it is aimed to enforce. JDF
as industry standard.