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 and an associated XML print job ticket format.

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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 v3.0 (FIN) Jul 8, 2022

Candidate Standard 5100.20-2020: IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Manual v1.1 (SELFCERT) has been approved. This document defines IPP Everywhere™ v1.1 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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PWG May 2022 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Jun 8, 2022

The PWG held its May 2022 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on May 17-19, 2022 via Webex teleconference. 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 Artifex, Canon, Canonical, Google, High North, HP Inc., Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Okidata, PDF Association, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Ricoh, TCS, and TIC attended the meetings, among others. 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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PWG Formal Vote: IPP Finishings v3.0 (FIN) (concluded) Apr 9, 2022

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Finishings v3.0 (FIN) specification is currently underway.

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PWG Last Call: IPP Finishings v3.0 (FIN) (concluded) Feb 25, 2022

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Finishings v3.0 (FIN) specification is now underway and ends March 21, 2022.

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PWG August 2021 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Aug 30, 2021

The PWG held its August 2021 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on August 17-19, 2021 via Webex teleconferences. Representatives from Brother, Canon, High North, HP Inc., Kyocera Document Solutions, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Ricoh, TIC, and TCS attended the meetings, among other individuals. 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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