Goss Readies Newspaper Presses for JDF

By: E&P Staff Goss International has announced its membership in the CIP4 (International Co-operation for Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress) organization.

Goss Workflow R&D Director Volker Rendl said the "membership formally acknowledges that our advanced JDF-based solutions deliver optimum versatility and compatibility."

With more than 280 members worldwide developing operating standards across graphics arts applications and systems, CIP4 introduced JDF (Job Definition Format) to encourage computer-based integration of all workflow processes.

Goss integrated CIP4/JDF applications across its range of commercial and newspaper presses and is now moving to place CIP4/JDF-compatible interfaces on existing double-width newspaper products that use Goss consoles and servers. This will include not only new presses and tower additions, but also upgraded legacy systems, including Metro/Metroliner, Headliner, and Colorliner presses.

The recently developed Goss Web Center technology is a modular and flexible solution for commercial web press workflows. Rendl said it is "open to any existing JDF-based management systems, while at the same time providing the most advanced workflow and control package in the industry. It is completely modular and flexible for varied requirements, and components cover the entire production chain from presetting to job reporting."

The presetting module includes the complete web path, slitters, angle bars, compensators, and folder. Reporting software includes job planning, real-time data, after-job reports including press speed, make-ready, and tracking of various other press data. All data can be easily accessed from any standard computer in the print network, or even remotely.


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