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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Standards

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

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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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PWG November 2020 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary Nov 12, 2020

The PWG held its November 2020 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on November 3-5, 2020 via Zoom teleconferences. Representatives from Canon, High North, HP Inc., Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Qualcomm, 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 Last Call: Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 (concluded) Oct 17, 2020

The PWG Last Call of the Job Accounting with IPP v1.0 Best Practice document is now underway and ends November 6, 2020.

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