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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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.

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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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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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Standards

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

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PWG Formal Vote of IDS Workgroup Charter (concluded) Dec 7, 2015

The PWG Formal Vote of the update IDS workgroup charter is now underway. The voting period ends January 15, 2016.

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PWG Formal Vote of IPP Workgroup Charter (concluded) Dec 7, 2015

The PWG Formal Vote to add 3D Printing to the IPP workgroup charter is now underway. The voting period ends December 25, 2015.

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PWG Approved: Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Trusted Network Connect Binding (HCD-TNC) Dec 7, 2015

PWG Candidate Standard 5110.4-2015: Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Trusted Network Connect Binding (HCD-TNC) has been approved. This document defines a concrete protocol binding over TCG TNC / IETF NEA (technically equivalent) of the abstract PWG Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Attributes (PWG5110.1) for initial network endpoint health assessment (at time of network attachment) and periodic network endpoint health assessment (at runtime) of Imaging Devices.

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PWG Last Call of IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual 1.0 (SELFCERT) (concluded) Nov 16, 2015

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification Manual 1.0 (SELFCERT) specification has begun. 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.

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Summary of the November 2015 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting Nov 9, 2015

The Printer Working Group recently held a virtual face-to-face meeting on November 3-4, 2015. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups and reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications.

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