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

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PWG Approved: Cloud Imaging Requirements and Model (IMAGINGMODEL) 5 Days Ago

PWG Candidate Standard 5109.1-2015: Cloud Imaging Requirements and Model (IMAGINGMODEL) has been approved. This document outlines the requirements of and defines a model to support imaging services using the Cloud, based on the PWG Semantic Model. The IPP Binding for this model is described in IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions [PWG5100.18-2015].


PWG Approved: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) 7 Days Ago

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.18-2015: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) has been approved. This document defines an IPP Binding of the Cloud Imaging Model that allows IPP Printers to interface with shared services based in the network infrastructure, i.e., software-defined networks, and/or through Cloud-based solutions to remotely obtain and process Jobs and Documents, and provide state and configuration changes to those services.


PWG Approved: Errata update to PWG Common Log Format 7 Days Ago

PWG Candidate Standard 5110.3-2015: PWG Common Log Format (PWG-LOG) has been republished with no objections. This standard defines a common log format for hardcopy device events that can be used with existing logging protocols such as SYSLOG.


PWG Call For Objections: PWG Common Log Format (concluded) Jun 2, 2015

A Call for Objections by the PWG membership has been initiated for a republished PWG Common Log Format specification as an errata to the Standard, which is located at:


PWG Formal Vote: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) (concluded) May 6, 2015

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) specification is now underway. The voting period ends June 19, 2015.


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