IPP Everywhere Frequently Asked Questions

IPP Frequently Asked Questions

What is IPP Everywhere™?

IPP Everywhere is an exciting version of IPP that makes it possible to print to network printers without special software. You can find out more on the IPP Everywhere technology page.

What Computers/Devices Support IPP Everywhere™?

All computers running CUPS 1.5 or later support IPP Everywhere, which includes all major Linux distributions, ChromeOS, Open Solaris, *BSD, and macOS®. In addition, most mobile devices now support printing via IPP using IPP Everywhere or a related vendor standard such as AirPrint® or Mopria®.

What Printers Support IPP Everywhere™?

The IPP Everywhere Self-Certified Printers page lists printers that have been registered on the PWG web site.

What About USB Printers?

The USB-IF developed the IPP USB Specification which allows printers to support IPP Everywhere over USB. Printers supporting IPP USB have been available since late 2013.

What About Wi-Fi Direct?

The Wi-Fi Alliance has developed a Wi-Fi Direct Printing specification, based in large part upon IPP Everywhere.

What About Scanning, Facsimile, Etc?

The PWG IPP workgroup has developed specifications for scanning and facsimile, and is currently developing a specification for managing the whole printer. These could be combined with IPP Everywhere to create an updated IPP Everywhere specification to support accessing all of the services of a multifunction printer without special software.

Where Can I Learn More About IPP Everywhere™?

The current specifications, mailing list, and archives for IPP Everywhere are available on the PWG IPP workgroup page.