The Printer Working Group

Making printers and multi-function devices work better with applications and operating systems.

3D Printing i

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

IPP Everywhere™ i

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

PWG Semantic Model i

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

Recent News

09 Nov 2018IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Tools v1.0 Update 3

The IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Tools have been updated with several bug fixes, including:

  • The Windows installer no longer depends on Visual Studio DLLs.
  • The tools have been updated to incorporate the bug fixes from CUPS 2.2.5 through 2.2.9.
  • The document tests now support the new PWG Raster sample files.
  • The test scripts now use an exact match for the printer’s DNS-SD name.

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17 Sep 2018IANA IPP Registry Updates

The IANA IPP registry has been updated with:

  • Addition of PCLm attributes and values from the Wi-Fi Direct Print Services specification;
  • Addition of attributes and values from the IPP Privacy Attributes registration document;
  • Addition of media size names proposed by Canon;
  • Obsoletion of the “access-x509-certificate” member attributes; and
  • Other editorial changes and corrections.

27 Aug 2018PWG August 2018 Face-to-Face Meeting Summary

The PWG held its August 2018 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on August 15-16, 2018 via WebEx teleconferences. Representatives from Apple, Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Lexmark, Oki, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Here is a summary of the proceedings.

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15 Aug 2018IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Tools Update

A 1.0 branch of the self-certification tools has been created, with 1.1 development now occurring on the master branch.

22 May 2018PWG May 2018 Face-to-Face Meeting Summary

The PWG held its May 2018 Face-to-Face meeting May 15-17, 2018 at the Wild Palms Hotel in Sunnyvale, California. This event was held in collaboration with Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Workgroup. Sessions were presented by both organizations over the event’s 3 days. Representatives from Apple, Artifex, Canon, Canonical, Google, High North, HP Inc., IBM, Lexmark, Microsoft, Oki, Red Hat, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees present in person and on the phone discussed liaisons with one another and other groups, and reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications. Here is a summary of the proceedings.

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13 Feb 2018PWG February 2018 Face-to-Face Meeting Summary

The PWG held a “virtual” face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on February 7-8, 2018. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, Canon, Oki, High North, Ricoh, TIC and TCS attended the meetings. Attendees discussed status of current projects and liaisons with other groups, reviewed upcoming work on IPP, and discussed latest drafts of several specifications and white papers under development.

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09 Nov 2017PWG November 2017 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting Summary

The PWG held a “virtual” face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on November 15-16, 2017. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, Canon, Oki, High North, TIC and TCS attended the meetings. Attendees discussed status of current projects and liaisons with other groups, and reviewed latest drafts of several specifications and white papers under development.

The meeting information and document links are on the November 2017 PWG F2F meeting page.

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07 Aug 2017PWG August 2017 Face-to-Face Meeting Summary

The Printer Working Group held a “virtual” face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on August 9-10, 2017. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, IBM, Canon, Oki, High North, TIC and TCS attended the meetings. Attendees discussed status of current projects and liaisons with other groups, and reviewed latest drafts of several specifications and white papers under development.

The meeting information and document links are on the August 2017 PWG F2F meeting page.

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