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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IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Tools v1.0 Update 3 6 Days Ago

The IPP Everywhere™ Printer Self-Certification Tools have been updated with several bug fixes, including:

  • The Windows installer no longer depends on Visual Studio DLLs.
  • The tools have been updated to incorporate the bug fixes from CUPS 2.2.5 through 2.2.9.
  • The document tests now support the new PWG Raster sample files.
  • The test scripts now use an exact match for the printer‘s DNS-SD name.

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August 2018 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Aug 27, 2018

The PWG held its August 2018 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on August 15-16, 2018 via WebEx teleconferences. Representatives from Apple, Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Lexmark, Oki, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. 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 May 2018 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary May 23, 2018

The PWG held its May 2018 Face-to-Face meeting May 15-17, 2018 at the Wild Palms Hotel in Sunnyvale, California. 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 Apple, Artifex, Canon, Canonical, Google, High North, HP Inc., IBM, Lexmark, Microsoft, Oki, Red Hat, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees present in person and on the phone discussed liaisons with one another and other groups, and reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications. A summary of the proceedings is available for those that weren’t able to attend.

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February 2018 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Feb 13, 2018

The PWG held a “virtual” face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on February 7-8, 2018. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, Canon, Oki, High North, TIC and TCS attended the meetings. Attendees discussed status of current projects and liaisons with other groups, reviewed upcoming work on IPP, and discussed latest drafts of several specifications and white papers under development.

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November 2017 PWG Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Jan 12, 2018

The PWG held a “virtual” face-to-face meeting via WebEx teleconferences on November 15-16, 2017. Representatives from HP, Xerox, Lexmark, Apple, 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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