Constructive page description -CPD-. A new approach to graphic arts and prepress information exchange
The printing industry is still dominated by closed systems offered by few vendors with high market share. Consequently, internal formats and the utilization of different information makes the exchange of information from one system to another almost impossible. Nevertheless, the user community very strongly wishes the openness of prepress systems, which is the interface between the world of editing and design systems and the printing process. Our work on Constructive Page Description (CPD) is settled in the area of prepress. The CPD describes an open system interface for the exchange and manipulation of data in the area of prepress. The CPD deals with all elements necessary for the description of pages in the Graphic Arts Industry.