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 is defining an IPP extension for 3D printing using standard file formats.

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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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Planned Maintenance of PWG Servers: March 4, 2016 (concluded) Feb 22, 2016

We have rescheduled the required maintenance on the PWG web, FTP, and mail servers to this Friday, March 4, 2016 starting at 9am ET/6am PT.

Expected downtime is approximately 4 hours.


PWG Approved: IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.0 (SELFCERT) Feb 22, 2016

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.20-2016: IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.0 (SELFCERT) has been approved. This document defines IPP Everywhere Printer self-certification test procedures and the process required for PWG Members to register the test results on the PWG web site in order to use the “IPP Everywhere” logo.


Summary of February 2016 Face-to-Face Meeting Feb 17, 2016

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting in Sunnyvale, CA on February 10-11, 2016. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups and reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications.


PWG February 2016 Face-to-Face Meeting (concluded) Jan 25, 2016

The February 2016 face-to-face meeting will be held on February 10 to 11, 2016 at Apple‘s facilities in Sunnyvale, CA. Topics will include 3D Printing, the PWG Semantic Model, and IPP System Service.

Please register to attend before February 3, 2016 to allow Apple to accommodate all attendees.


PWG Formal Vote of IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.0 (SELFCERT) (concluded) Jan 19, 2016

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.0 (SELFCERT) specification is now underway. The voting period ends February 19, 2016.


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