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@SwIt Printfil

Print from DOS, Unix, Linux to Windows printers: USB, GDI, PDF, e-mail, network, IP, fax, virtual
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Release date
16 April 2015

Editor's review

Print from DOS-Windows-Unix-Linux to Windows printers USB, GDI, PDF, e-mail, network, fax, virtual. Capture from LPT1: to LPT9: and redirect the jobs, even to a printer physically connected to the captured port and w/out physical LPT ports installed.

Features: Printfil allows printing to Windows printers, from Dos, Windows programs or Unix, Linux, legacy applications running on a Windows PC via telnet or other terminal emulator software. Print from DOS-Windows-Unix-Linux to Windows printers: USB, GDI, PDF, e-mail, network, fax, virtual. Capture PRN: and from LPT1: to LPT9. You can set your application to print to an ASCII file, or you can let Printfil automatically capture one or more parallel port (even from LPT1: to LPT9: simultaneously), and redirect your DOS print jobs to any Windows printer, including USB, GDI, IP network printers, fax printers and PDF writers, even if a printer is physically connected to the captured port or no LPT ports are physically installed, on any machine running Windows 95,98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, including Terminal Server environments and Linux via Wine.

One of the best features is that you do not need to make any changes in the application to get printing done. SwIt will take care of all the actions required. Do a complete print preview to make sure everything is going to print ok. You would be able to include images in BMP and EMF formats so that creating logos, invoices or letterheads is not a problem and need not go looking for pre-printed stationary. Print documents directly to a Fax printer, export PDFs or email the documents with encryption and password protection. Archiving the prints jobs in the digital form also is no hassle at all.

Overall: Quite a handy and versatile solution for getting print jobs out of legacy systems like DOS machines or document prints from Linux machines easily.

Publisher's description

Printfil allows printing from DOS, Unix, Linux, host programs to any Windows printer, including USB, GDI, network printers, IP, fax printers and PDF writers, without changes to the original applications.
You can make Printfil capturing data from one or more parallel ports (PRN: , LPT1: to LPT9:), or disk files, and automatically redirect your print jobs to any Windows printer, even a printer which is physically connected to the captured port and/or a USB printer with no LPT ports physically installed on your PC.
it also allows:
- include logos or other images stored in separate files
- use specialist windows fonts (barcodes, for example) as well as normal characters
- colorize the text
- preview printing
- print to ANY printer installed on the Windows Control Panel, including USB, GDI, Windows-only and Virtual printers
- print A4 landscape sheets in place of printing on dot-matrix 136-columns printers
- send DOS print jobs via fax by using any third-party fax software which acts like a printer - eg. Microsoft Fax, or a multifunction - all-in-one - printer
- export print jobs in PDF format, even with encryption and password protection, and send them via e-mail by using your own e-mail client program or an SMTP server, with or without user intervention.
- use a single, customizable set of escape sequences for ALL printers, regardless of make, model and emulation provided (if any, as for GDI printers)
- print complex jobs to legacy printers in RAW mode (graphs, drawings) and FAST print on matrix printers (like in the DOS age)
- archive a copy of all the captured jobs
- print to multiple printers simultaneously
All this without changes to your applications
If you've host based programs (like Unix) to run on a Windows Terminal Emulator, you can stop battling with transparent-print characters and different settings for different printers. All you need is a shared file system (NFS, SCO-VisionFS, Samba, ...) or a Terminal Emulator, and PRINTFIL
@SwIt Printfil
@SwIt Printfil
Version 5.19
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