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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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Standards

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

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IPP WG Approved: IPP Everywhere v1.1 Printer Self-Certification Tools - Update 3 Yesterday

All,

The latest update of the IPP Everywhere v1.1 Printer Self-Certification Tools has been approved and can be downloaded from the self-certification portal at:

   https://www.pwg.org/ippeveselfcert

Direct links to the tools are as follows:

   https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/tools/sw-ippeveselfcert11-20210517-macos.zip
   https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/tools/sw-ippeveselfcert11-20210517-rhel.tar.gz
   https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/tools/sw-ippeveselfcert11-20210517-ubuntu.tar.gz
   https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/tools/sw-ippeveselfcert11-20210517-windows.msi

This update addresses the following issues in the previous release of the tools:

  • The DNS-SD tests now look for a TLS key whose value contains a TLS version number (Issue #6464)
  • The document tests now wait for each job to complete before proceeding to the next job (Issue #6666)
  • Finishing options were not reported correctly by `ippevesubmit` in the JSON file (Issue #6767)
  • The `media-needed` test did not work on streaming printers (Issue #6868)

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PWG May 2021 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary May 20, 2021

The PWG held its May 2021 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on May 4-7, 2021 via Webex teleconferences. This event was held in collaboration with Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Workgroup. Sessions were presented by both organizations over the event‘s 4 days. Representatives from Artifex, Canon, Canonical, Google, High North, HP Inc., Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Pharos, Red Hat, Ricoh, TIC, and TCS attended the meetings, among others. 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 February 2021 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Feb 22, 2021

The PWG held its February 2021 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on February 9-11, 2021 via Webex teleconferences. Representatives from Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Pharos, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings, among others. 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: Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 Feb 8, 2021

PWG Best Practice 5199.11-2021: Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 has been approved. This document discusses how to perform different kinds of job accounting with IPP and how to address privacy and consent issues associated with accounting information.

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PWG Format Vote: Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 (concluded) Jan 6, 2021

The PWG Formal Vote of the Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 best practice document is currently underway.

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