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 Last Call of the HCD TNC Binding specification has begun. This document defines a concrete protocol binding over TCG TNC / IETF NEA (technically equivalent) of the abstract PWG Hardcopy Device Health Assessment Attributes (PWG5110.1) for initial network endpoint health assessment (at time of network attachment) and periodic network endpoint health assessment (at runtime) of Imaging Devices.

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The PWG Last Call of the IPP Version 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 specification update has begun. This specification will update PWG Candidate Standard 5100.12-2011: IPP/2.0 Second Edition and defines the IPP 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 protocol versions. Each version defines a minimum set of supported IPP extensions to simplify development and interoperability of IPP Client and Printer implementations.

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3D Printing

The PWG is investigating standardization of 3D printing using IPP and standard formats.

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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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Summary of the August 2015 Face-to-Face Meeting Aug 14, 2015

The Printer Working Group recently held a face-to-face meeting on August 11 and 12, 2015 in Camas, WA. We discussed current and future liaison‘s with other standards groups and reviewed several drafts of in-progress specifications.

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PWG Formal Vote: IPP Implementor's Guide v2.0 (IG) (concluded) Jul 22, 2015

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Implementor‘s Guide v2.0 (IG) specification is now underway. The voting period ends August 21, 2015.

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PWG August 2015 Face-to-Face Meeting (concluded) Jul 15, 2015

The August 2015 face-to-face meeting will be held on August 11 to 12, 2015 at Sharp‘s facilities in Camas, WA. Topics will include 3D Printing, the JDF Mapping to the PWG Print Job Ticket, Semantic Model 3.0, IPP System Service, advancing IPP/1.1 and IPP/2.0 to full standards, and Imaging Device Security.

Please register to attend before August 7, 2015.

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PWG Approved: Cloud Imaging Requirements and Model (IMAGINGMODEL) Jun 28, 2015

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].

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PWG Approved: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) Jun 26, 2015

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.

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