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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This is the formal announcement of the PWG Call for Objections for approval of the IPP Document Object v1.1, located at:

This PWG Call for Objections ends Friday, May 21, 2019 at 10pm US Pacific time.

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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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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.


PWG Approved: IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.1 (3D) Apr 26, 2019

IPP 3D Printing Extensions v1.1 (3D) has been approved as PWG Candidate Standard 5100.21-2019.

This specification defines an extension to the Internet Printing Protocol and IPP Everywhere that supports printing of physical objects by Additive Manufacturing devices such as 3D printers.

The published standard can be found at:


PWG Approved: PWG MFD Alerts v1.1 (MFD Alerts) Apr 26, 2019

PWG MFD Alerts v1.1 (MFD Alerts) has been approved as PWG Candidate Standard 5107.3-2019.

This document defines an update to the IANA-PRINTER-MIB (originally published in RFC 3805) to provide support for SNMP alerts in a multifunction device (MFD) and an equivalent update to IPP “printer-state-reasons” [STD92] and IPP “printer-alert” [PWG5100.9].

The published standard can be found at:


PWG Last Call: IPP Authentication Methods (concluded) Apr 16, 2019

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Authentication Methods best practices document has begun. This Best Practice document provides implementation guidance on how to best integrate various authentication mechanisms used over IPP‘s HTTP and HTTPS transports into IPP protocol exchanges when printer access or print feature policy require authorization.


PWG Formal Vote: PWG Safe G-Code Subset for 3D Printing v1.0 (concluded) Apr 16, 2019

The PWG Formal Vote of the PWG Safe G-Code Subset for 3D Printing v1.0 best practices document is now underway. The voting period ends May 13, 2019.


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