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 PWG Formal Vote of the Mapping CIP4 JDF to PWG Print Job Ticket v1.0 (JDFMAP) informational document is now underway. The voting period ends August 28, 2017.

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3D Printing

The PWG has defined 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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August 2017 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Yesterday

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.

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Wireshark 2.4.0 includes improved IPP dissector Jul 27, 2017

Wireshark 2.4.0, which was announced on July 19, 2017, is now available for download. This release includes a much improved IPP dissector, which will benefit all who are inspecting IPP traffic in Wireshark.

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PWG Formal Vote: PWG 3D Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities v1.0 (PJT3D) (concluded) Jul 6, 2017

The PWG Formal Vote of the PWG 3D Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities v1.0 (PJT3D) informational document is now underway. The voting period ends August 18, 2017.

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PWG Last Call of PWG 3D Print Job Ticket (concluded) May 25, 2017

The PWG Last Call of the PWG 3D Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities v1.0 has begun. This document describes the PWG Semantic Model Print3D service schema for embedded Job Tickets. The schema is based on the IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.0 (3D) and suitable for data exchange and embedding within common 3D file formats such as 3MF and 3D PDF documents so that user intent is preserved regardless of the transport or workflow used.

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PWG Last Call of JDFMAP (concluded) May 18, 2017

The PWG Last Call of the Mapping CIP4 JDF to PWG Print Job Ticket v1.0 (JDFMAP) specification has begun. This document defines a recommended mapping from XML objects and attributes in the CIP4 Job Definition Format [CIP4JDF] to XML elements in the PWG Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities [PWG5108.7].

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