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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Owing to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the institutional restrictions on travel and attending group events, the PWG has decided to virtualize the PWG May 2020 F2F event. This means we will still have a 3 day event, but it will be held entirely via WebEx teleconference. An updated agenda is on the new events page, which is listed on the PWG Meetings page.

We will continue to evaluate the situation to decide whether to make one of the later F2F events in 2020 an in-person event. Changes to the event schedule will be announced later on this mailing list. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused those that had planned to attend, and we hope that the COVID-19 situation gets resolved quickly.

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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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Standards

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

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PWG February 2020 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Feb 17, 2020

The PWG held its February 2020 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on February 5-6, 2020 via WebEx teleconferences. Representatives from Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Kyocera, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Here is a summary of the proceedings.

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PWG Approved: IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) Dec 18, 2019

PWG Candidate Standard 5100.22-2019: IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) has been approved. This specification defines an IPP binding of the System object, System Control Service, Resource Service, and registration operation as defined in various Semantic Model specifications (PWG 5108.06, PWG 5108.03, and PWG 5109.1).

This and other PWG Candidate Standards can be found on the “PWG Published Standards” page at:

        

https://www.pwg.org/standards.html

It is directly available at the following URLs:

        

https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-ippsystem10-20191122-5100.22.docx         

https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/candidates/cs-ippsystem10-20191122-5100.22.pdf

Many thanks to all who contributed to its creation!

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PWG November 2019 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Dec 6, 2019

The PWG held its November 2019 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on November 20-21, 2019 via WebEx teleconferences. Representatives from Apple, Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Kyocera, Lexmark, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Here is a summary of the proceedings.

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PWG Formal Vote: IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) (concluded) Oct 24, 2019

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP System Service v1.0 (SYSTEM) is currently underway.

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PWG Press Release: Printer Working Group (PWG) Adds Features to IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) Oct 9, 2019

The Printer Working Group (PWG) has added significant new capabilities to its widely adopted IPP (Internet Printing Protocol) industry standard embedded into almost all printers today. The PWG‘s IPP Everywhereâ„¢ allows computers and mobile devices to find printers and print without the use of vendor-specific software, or drivers, saving manufacturers, device makers and users time and money.

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