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 November 2014 face-to-face meeting will be held on November 4-5, 2014 at Conexant‘s facilities in Waltham, MA. Please register to attend before October 31, 2014.

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Standards

PWG Standards define all of the common network protocols used by your printer.

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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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SNMP MIBs

Monitor jobs, status, and supplies, and manage your printers remotely using SNMP.

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PWG News

November 2014 Face-to-Face Meeting 2 Days Ago

The November 2014 face-to-face meeting will be held on November 4-5, 2014 at Conexant‘s facilities in Waltham, MA. Please register to attend before October 31, 2014.

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IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certifications Tools Now Available Sep 2, 2014

The first public beta versions of the IPP Everywhere Printer Self-Certification tools are now available for Mac OS X 10.9 and later, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and later, Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and later, and Windows 7 and later. Please contact Michael Sweet if you would like to also test the submission portal on the new PWG web site.

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Summary of PWG Face-to-Face Meeting in Toronto, ON Aug 18, 2014

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on August 12-15, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups, discussed OpenPrinting work including a new implementation of IPP USB for Linux, reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications, and held our first 3D Printing BOF.

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PWG Last Call: IPP Finishings 2.0 (Ends September 12, 2014) (concluded) Jul 28, 2014

The PWG Last Call of IPP Finishings 2.0 (FIN2) has begun. 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.

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Interview with Paul Tykodi Jul 15, 2014

Watch Paul Tykodi, co-chair of the Internet Printing Protocol workgroup and vice chair of the Semantic Model workgroup, talk about the PWG and its standards work with Cary Sherburne of WhatTheyThink.

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