3-Heights® PDF Printer - Bulk Print PDF in C#, Java or Batch

Developer component – PDF documents are used in many areas of business and need to fulfill differing demands with regard to printing. These include a high throughput rate, high visual fidelity even with complex documents, PDF/A-conform printing, printing on paper or in print datastreams such as PostScript, PCL and XPS. The 3-Heights® PDF Printer fulfills all these requirements as a professional software for automated PDF printing as batch via command line, using watched folders or programmatically using the API, e.g. with C#, Visual Basic, Java or C/C++.

Quality PDF printing

Print complex PDF fast and accurately to devices or PS and PCL streams

Reliable PDF Bulk Printing

Batch print PDF, high volumes at high throughput-rates, e.g. using PowerShell or CMD

Print PDF programmatically

Apply comprehensive printer settings by configuration or programmatically (C#, Java, C++)

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3-Heights™ PDF Printer for forms and output management

MM-Agrar’s challenge was to send unstructured documents to output printing and follow-up handling in a structured form. In order to convert PDF documents, the 3-Heights™ PDF Printer was further developed to ensure that the content could be subsequently processed.
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Printing bulk PDF Files at one of India’s premier clinical pathology laboratories

A mechanism was needed that could manage the printing of more than 30,000 clinical reports daily. Test results showed that the 3-Heights™ PDF Printer was the most appropriate solution for meeting their requirements.
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PDF Printer - Features

  • Printing on paper or virtual printers and divert printing to a file
  • Local / remote printing
  • Select paper format
  • Select paper tray
  • Select print quality
  • Define page sequence
  • Select printer-specific properties
  • Color management control
  • Supports http, https and ftp data streams
  • Print raster images (TIFF, JPEG, PNG, etc.)
  • Group documents in one print job
  • Integrate watermarks (text, image)
  • List printers per host and printer properties (supported paper formats, trays, etc.)
  • Duplex printing
  • Select orientation
  • Print multiple copies
  • Positioning (centering, scaling, realigning)
  • Print encrypted documents
3-Heights® PDF Printer - Functionality

Conformance

  • ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7)
  • ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0)
  • ISO 19005-1 (PDF/A-1)
  • ISO 19005-2 (PDF/A-2)
  • ISO 19005-3 (PDF/A-3)
  • TIFFV6
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Supported formats

Input Formats

  • PDF 1.0 to 1.7
  • PDF 2.0
  • PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JBIG2
  • JPEG
  • JPEG2000, JPEG-LS
  • PBM
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Output Formats

  • Print spool formats, such as PostScript, PCL5, PCL6, AFP

Areas of use - print PDF documents

Printing from within applications

The PDF Printer component offers a flexible print function for applications for creating and processing PDF and image documents.

Batch and mass printing

The PDF Printer can be used in companies of any size as a central printing service for PDF documents and image documents. It is particularly suitable for personalized printing, ticket printing and generating paper copies from electronic archives.

Other areas of use

  • Creation of printer data streams for COLD applications
  • Receipt printer in subsidiaries
  • Web-based printing
  • Printing as the last step of a report generator
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Print a PDF document

Print all or selected pages of a PDF or TIFF document to a specified printer.

C# sample:
// Create the printer object
using (Printer printer = new Printer())
{
    // Print input file to one specified printer
    if (!printer.PrintFile(inputPath, printerName, "", firstPage, lastPage))
        throw new Exception(String.Format("Printing input file {0} failed. " + 
            "{1} (ErrorCode: 0x{2:x}).", inputPath, printer.ErrorMessage, printer.ErrorCode));
}
C# sample:
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