My company has been considering implementing a JDF workflow to our photography studio. We're working with a Canon B5000 RIP and want to be able to print variable quantities of our products using JDF.

Thus far we have found success in placing JDF documents in our Fiery Hot Folders and running them through Hot Folders, however, we want to try a new system by sending JDFs directly to RIP and foregoing the Hot Folders altogether. We have XML and Ruby coding experience and are simply looking as to what our next steps are in getting this working. It appears there is very little documentation on this matter. What are our next steps in sending the JDF documents + the images we want to print directly to print?