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.
PWG Standards define all of the common network protocols used by your printer.
Print to any network or USB printer without using special software from the manufacturer.
Support multiple network protocols and job ticket formats using our abstract model.
Monitor jobs, status, and supplies, and manage your printers remotely using SNMP.
The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on February 3-5, 2015 in El Segundo, CA. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups and reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications.
The PWG Last Call of IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) has begun. This specification 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 solutions to remotely obtain and process jobs and documents, and provide state and configuration changes to those services.
The PWG Last Call of the Cloud Imaging Requirements and Model has begun. This specification outlines the requirements of and defines a model to support imaging services using the Cloud, based on the PWG Semantic Model.
What do two-legged dogs, a floppy airway, and a custom-built car have in common? The answer: 3D printing and PWG standards.
The PWG is currently investigating how to best support networked 3D printers and invites all interested developers to participate in our discussions. The next 3D Printing BOF will take place on February 4, 2015 at the February 2015 face-to-face meeting. The PWG also has a 3D printing mailing list for discussing potential solutions and the necessary data models.
PWG Candidate Standard 5100.1-2014: IPP Finishings 2.0 (FIN) has been approved. This document 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.