Zan Image Printer
is installed as a virtual printer driver that allows you to convert printable documents from any application which supports printing into a standard BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF, TIFF, or PNG image. The converted image retains all of the information from the original file and can be easily shared and viewed without the need for the original software. Zan Image Printer was developed in response to our user's needs and feedback. It is the most advanced and capable virtual image printer driver on the market today, handling the needs of a diverse worldwide user base in many industrial market segments, including the medical/health care, insurance, finance, legal, manufacturing, and IT industries.
Key features of Zan Image Printer include: #Print to Image - convert any document to a PDF file for easy sharing, a TIFF file for easy faxing, or any other image format (BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, and PNG).
# Print to Email - Email the printout completely automatically after the image is created. This saves you many steps including having to first print/save, remembering where you saved the files, entering, and sending the Email. You can also use your Outlook address book to look up and select Email addresses.
# Print to Text - extract text from printable document.
# Printer Redirection - redirect the print job to physical printers after the image is generated.
# Watermark / Text Annotation - watermark an image with a text string, a BMP image, or both.
# Image Processing - trim, crop, scale, invert, rotate, and flip images after they are generated.
# Macros - dynamic file and folder generation based on macros.
# FTP - upload generated files to an FTP server.
# Support for multiple printer instances, each with its own group of settings.
# Runs on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7 (including x64, Terminal Server, and Citrix Metaframe).
# Ability to append different types of documents to PDF and TIFF files.
# Options to suppress the display of all dialogs allowing the printer to run unattended, without any input from the user.
# Option to hide the user interface tabs during operation to prevent misuse of the program.
# Support for TIFF Class F facsimile.
# Support for Cisco TIFF fax format for use with Cisco fax-enabled routers/gateways like the 3660 router.
# Run user-specified applications after printing finishes.
# History folder and file name database to quickly access recently-used folders and files.
# Informative transparent status dialog.
# Batch printing and conversion without user intervention (silent printing).
# Command line interface to all settings and many extra valued-added commands (batch printing, watched folder printing, Email sending, add/clone/edit/delete/backup/restore a printer, etc).
# Setup can be easily customized and pre-configured to meet your unique needs.
# Ability to generate a detailed debug log file for troubleshooting issues you might have in execution and use of Zan Image Printer.
# And much more! Read on for full details.
November 1, 2010 - Version 5.0.12
Added the Separator Page (start) and Separator Page (end) page range options for use with watermarks. This is useful when you want to insert separator pages at the start or end of each print job.
Enhanced the print.shellexecute and print.html commands for default printer switching. Also added a new command printto.shellexecute. Now you can use these commands to perform multi-threaded batch document conversion by running multiple instances of zvprtcfg or zvprtcfg_win32 simultaneously with each specified to print to a different Zan Image Printer instance. This allows you to load balance print jobs across multiple Zan Image Printer instances for faster performance.