The Printer Working Group

Our members include printer and multi-function device manufacturers, print server developers, operating system providers, print management application developers, and industry experts. We make printers, multi-function devices, and the applications and operating systems supporting them work together better.

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3D Printing

The PWG has defined an IPP extension for 3D printing using standard file formats and an associated XML print job ticket format.

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IPP Everywhere™

Print to any network or USB printer without using special software from the manufacturer.

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PWG Semantic Model

Support multiple network protocols and job ticket formats using our abstract model.

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PWG Standards define all of the common network protocols used by your printer.

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IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certifications Tools Now Available Sep 2, 2014

The first public beta versions of the IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification tools are now available for Mac OS X 10.9 and later, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and later, Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and later, and Windows 7 and later. Please contact Michael Sweet if you would like to also test the submission portal on the new PWG web site.


Summary of PWG Face-to-Face Meeting in Toronto, ON Aug 18, 2014

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on August 12-15, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups, discussed OpenPrinting work including a new implementation of IPP USB for Linux, reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications, and held our first 3D Printing BOF.


PWG Last Call: IPP Finishings 2.0 (Ends September 12, 2014) (concluded) Jul 28, 2014

The PWG Last Call of IPP Finishings 2.0 (FIN2) has begun. This specification defines new “finishings” and “finishings-col” Job Template attribute values to specify additional finishing intent, including the placement of finishings with respect to the corners and edges of portrait and landscape documents.


Interview with Paul Tykodi Jul 15, 2014

Watch Paul Tykodi, co-chair of the Internet Printing Protocol workgroup and vice chair of the Semantic Model workgroup, talk about the PWG and its standards work with Cary Sherburne of WhatTheyThink.


PWG Approved: Update to IPP FaxOut Service Jul 14, 2014

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.15: IPP FaxOut Service has been updated.


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