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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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PWG Semantic Model

Support multiple network protocols and job ticket formats using our abstract model.

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

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PWG Approved: IPP Authentication Methods v1.0 (PWG 5199.10-2019) 2 Days Ago

PWG Best Practices 5199.10-2019: IPP Authentication Methods v1.0 has been approved. This PWG Best Practices document provides implementation guidance on how to best integrate various authentication mechanisms used over IPP‘s HTTP and HTTPS transports into IPP protocol exchanges when printer access or print feature policy requires authorization.

This and other PWG Best Practices documents can be found at the PWG “Informational Documents” page:

It is directly available at the following URLs:


PWG Approved: PWG Safe G-Code Subset for 3D Printing v1.0 Aug 28, 2019

PWG Safe G-Code Subset for 3D Printing v1.0 has been approved as PWG Best Practice 5199.7-2019.

This document document defines a “safe” subset of G-code for use in 3D printing with IPP along with the capabilities and parameters needed to allow a client to generate G-code compatible with the printer.


PWG Approved: PWG MFD Alerts v1.1 (MFD Alerts) Aug 26, 2019

PWG MFD Alerts v1.1 (MFD Alerts) has been approved as PWG Candidate Standard 5107.3-2019.

This specification updates the previously approved 5107.3 candidate standard defining an update to the IANA-PRINTER-MIB (originally published in RFC 3805) to provide support for SNMP alerts in a multifunction device (MFD) and an equivalent update to IPP “printer-state-reasons” [STD92] and IPP “printer-alert” [PWG5100.9].


PWG Approved: IPP Job Extensions v2.0 (JOBEXT) Aug 23, 2019

IPP Job Extensions v2.0 (JOBEXT) has been approved as PWG Candidate Standard 5100.7-2019.

This specification defines the “media-col” Job Template attribute and extends the Job management, monitoring, and processing capabilities of IPP.

The published standard can be found at:


PWG Last Call of IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) (concluded) Aug 15, 2019

The PWG Last Call of the IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) specification is now underway. The last call ends September 13, 2019.


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