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.

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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 Approved: IPP Finishings v2.1 (FIN) Mar 17, 2017

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.1-2017: IPP Finishings v2.1 (FIN) has been approved. 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, expanding on the definitions from Finishings 2.0 (5100.1-2015).

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PWG Approved: IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.0 (3D) Mar 16, 2017

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.21-2017: IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.0 (3D) has been approved. This specification defines an extension to the Internet Printing Protocol and IPP Everywhere that supports printing of physical objects by Additive Manufacturing devices such as 3D printers.

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February 2017 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Feb 24, 2017

The Printer Working Group February 2017 Face-to-Face meeting was held February 14-15, 2017, at Apple‘s facilities in Sunnyvale, CA. We discussed the future of the Semantic Model Workgroup efforts, reviewed specifications in or nearing completion of PWG Formal Vote, reviewed drafts of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaison status with a number of partners, including some partnerships relating to 3D printing.

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November 2016 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Nov 18, 2016

The Printer Working Group November 2016 Face-to-Face meeting was held November 14-15, 2016. It was a “virtual face-to-face” meeting - all via teleconference / WebEx. We discussed current and future liaisons with other groups, reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications, discussed topics concerning printers / MFDs and Common Criteria (CC) testing and certification, and reviewed efforts to evolve the PWG Semantic Model. Below is a more detailed summary of the proceedings.

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PWG Last Call of IPP 3D Printing Extensions (concluded) Nov 14, 2016

The PWG Last Call of the IPP 3D Printing Extensions specification has begun. This specification defines an extension to the Internet Printing Protocol and IPP Everywhere that supports printing of physical objects by Additive Manufacturing devices such as 3D printers.

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