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PDF Printer Driver

By Black Ice Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of PDF Printer Driver

  • Convert any document to PDF or PDF/A and send it as e-mail or upload directly to SharePoint
  • Last updated on 09/08/22
  • There have been 5 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 10, 2015

PDF Printer Driver combines an efficient PDF printing utility with enterprise-level features, like document conversion in a real GUI. Tutorials, technical support, and numerous setup options make it a good choice for businesses and advanced users.

Pros

Main interface: Basic but efficient, PDF Printer Driver's primary layout is enhanced by a toolbar accessing General Settings and Conversion Profiles, as well as Email, SharePoint, OCR, Agent Printers, and Barcode.

Printing Preferences: Default setup enables all Printing Preferences tabs, including business-oriented features like Bates Numbering, Redirect Printing, OCR, and Watermark, but you can exclude any unneeded tabs for efficiency and an uncluttered look.

Conversion Profiles: Creating custom Conversion Profiles for specific document types makes things easy on employees and other users.

SharePoint: Optional Microsoft SharePoint Integration includes server settings, silent uploading, and secure connections.

Cons

Not free: As enterprise software, PDF Printer Driver is extremely inexpensive, but individuals might balk at paying for functionality they don't need, especially with many free alternatives available.

Bottom Line

PDF Printer Driver addresses the shortcomings of driver-style print tools, starting with the one that confuses the most users -- the lack of a proper interface. While most users may not need features like OCR or SharePoint compatibility, they're most welcome where they're most needed.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PDF Printer Driver 14.20.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 17.10

  • Added option to prompt the user for PDF password during printing (#15552)
  • User interface improvements for the PDF encryption settings (#15612)
  • Stability improvement for changing between HTTP and HTTPS upload protocols using the Printer Manager (#15517)
  • Improved error handling when uploading documents using HTTP or HTTPS (#15005, #15519)
  • Improved logging in the HTTP/HTTPS uploader utility (#15518)
  • Added missing error text for error 360 (Unable to open document for merging.) (#15351)
  • Added the "Searchable Compact PDF - OCR (.pdf)" file format to the Merge dialog (#15604)

General

Release September 8, 2022
Date Added September 8, 2022
Version 17.10

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 11, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 413,815
Downloads Last Week 80
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Developer's Description

Black Ice PDF Printer Driver is the complete solution for businesses and developers needing a fast and reliable PDF conversion tool. Black Ice PDF Printer Driver is the fastest high-volume conversion tool, while still keeping an easy-to-use human interface for simple PDF conversion.

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