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 PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Job Extensions v2.0 (JOBEXT) is currently underway.

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The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Authentication Methods v1.0 Best Practices document is currently underway.

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

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Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium Establish Liaison Relationship To Collaborate On 3D Printing Standards Jun 18, 2019

The IEEE ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) and 3MF Consortium establish liaison relationship to collaborate on 3D printing standards. Joint efforts will support simpler 3D printing across devices.


PWG Last Call: IPP Job Extensions v2.0 (JOBEXT) (concluded) May 24, 2019

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Job Extensions v2.0 (JOBEXT) specification is now underway. The last call ends June 21, 2019.


PWG Approved: IPP Document Object v1.1 May 23, 2019

IPP Document Object v1.1 has been approved as PWG Candidate Standard 5100.5-2019.

This specification defines the IPP Document object and its associated attributes, values, group, and operations.

The published standard can be found at:


Printer Working Group (PWG) to Address 3D Printing Standards at MAY 21 RAPID + TCT Additive Manufacturing Event May 22, 2019

The IEEE ISTO Printer Working Group (PWG) spoke May 21, 2019 at the |RAPID+TCT event, Detroit, Mich. Paul Tykodi, PWG IPP Working Group co-chair, addressed the work of PWG to standardize and simplify additive (3D) printing across devices.


PWG April 2019 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Apr 26, 2019

The PWG held its April 2019 Face-to-Face Meeting on April 16-18, 2019 at Lexmark‘s headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky. 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, Google, High North, HP Inc., Lexmark, Kyocera, Mopria, Qualcomm, Red Hat, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees reviewed work in progress including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications and papers, discussed proposals for new work, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Read on for a summary of the proceedings.


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