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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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 Approved: PWG 5100.11-2024: IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) Apr 2, 2024

Candidate Standard 5100.11-2024: IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) has been approved. This specification defines the conceptual Job Release, Job Storage, Job Print Policy, Job Proof and Suspend, and Job Proof Print features for IPP, to support printing workflows important to institutional IT environments such as corporate businesses, governments, and universities.

This specification was previously titled “IPP Job and Printer Extensions - Set 2”.


PWG Formal Vote: IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) (concluded) Feb 21, 2024

The PWG Formal Vote for the IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) specification is currently underway.


PWG Last Call: IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) (concluded) Jan 2, 2024

The PWG Last Call of the IPP Enterprise Printing Extensions v2.0 (EPX) is now underway.


PWG Approved: PWG Media Standardized Names v2.1 (MSN) Sep 18, 2023

Candidate Standard 5101.1-2023: PWG Media Standardized Names v2.1 (MSN) has been approved. This document defines standard colorant and media names and naming conventions to be used by other PWG specifications. These lists of names are a superset of the names that are defined in the Printer MIB v2 (RFC 3805) and various Internet Printing Protocol documents.


PWG Approved: PWG Process 4.0 Sep 11, 2023

PWG Process 4.0 has been approved. This process document defines the fundamental entities, activities and procedures of the Printer Working Group.

This document, and other PWG process documents, can be found on the PWG “about” page.


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