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.

More Info Recent News

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

More Info

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.

More Info

Standards

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

More Info

IPP Everywhere

Print to any network or USB printer without using special software from the manufacturer.

More Info

PWG Semantic Model

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

More Info

SNMP MIBs

Monitor jobs, status, and supplies, and manage your printers remotely using SNMP.

More Info

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].

View

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.

View

PWG Approved: Errata update to PWG Common Log Format Jun 26, 2015

PWG Candidate Standard 5110.3-2015: PWG Common Log Format (PWG-LOG) has been republished with no objections. This standard defines a common log format for hardcopy device events that can be used with existing logging protocols such as SYSLOG.

View

PWG Call For Objections: PWG Common Log Format (concluded) Jun 2, 2015

A Call for Objections by the PWG membership has been initiated for a republished PWG Common Log Format specification as an errata to the Standard, which is located at:

        

http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/wd/wd-ids-log11-20150515.pdf

View

PWG Formal Vote: IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) (concluded) May 6, 2015

The PWG Formal Vote of the IPP Shared Infrastructure Extensions (INFRA) specification is now underway. The voting period ends June 19, 2015.

View

View Older Articles