Virtual Print Engine Community Edition is a report generator, print engine, and PDF library. It allows you to create documents like reports, forms, drawings, and diagrams on-the-fly by placing objects like text, lines, and bitmaps in any position using function calls. Flexible dynamic layouts are supported. Documents containing tens of thousands of pages can be created with a very small memory footprint. New documents can be assembled from several single documents.
PDF Automation Server (PAS) can receive PDF documents from multiple sources concurrently, including email, FTP servers, and local or network folders. Processes can then be defined independently for each document source to perform a number of different functions on the documents. Finally, PAS can route the original or modified document to multiple destinations, including folders, printers, email, and FTP servers. PAS supports the following PDF processing functions: printing, setting security, conversion to images, merging, flattening, and extraction of form field data, importing, exporting, and flattening of annotations, text extraction, assembling, splitting, merging, digital signatures, and stamping.
PDFreactor is a formatting processor to convert HTML and XML to PDF. It uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define page layout and styles. It allows you to dynamically generate PDF documents such as invoices, delivery notes, shipping documents, or print versions of Web content on-the-fly. Vector graphics (SVG), barcodes, MathML, XSLT, and CMYK colors are supported. All common J2EE application servers are supported. Complete .NET, PHP, Perl, Python, and Ruby APIs are included. Direct integration into automatic build processes using Apache Ant is also possible.
PPR is a Unix print spooler expressly designed for operating PostScript printers. Its features are numerous, and it supports printers connected to parallel or serial ports, or over the network through AppleTalk, LanManager, LPD, and TCP/IP protocols. It accepts jobs from Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, and Unix clients. If the input file is not PostScript, it can pipe the input through a filter. PPR has been designed to manage large numbers of printers with minimal operator attention. It has command line and Web interfaces.
Apsfilter is a magic printfilter, allowing you to print different document types "automagically" without having to convert them manually into something which is understood by your printer. Apsfilter is a mature and powerful printing solution for any flavor of Unix running lpd or LPRng. It supports the latest GhostScript version and 3rd-party printer drivers (such as hpijs, ijs, hpdj, pcl3, and gimp-print). It autodetects lots of file, archive, and compression types. It supports printing on local as well as on Appletalk, Unix, and Windows remote printers. General and "per printer-queue" based config files allow you to configure the printer for your needs. The lpr command line options allow you to change printing parameters like print quality, orientation, duplex mode, etc. "on the fly" without having to edit any config file. A SETUP script helps you to test various supported ghostscript drivers prior installation, makes the necessary entries in /etc/printcap, creates spool directories, and creates apsfilter default config files as needed. A handbook in HTML is available. Several tools are also included: "aps2file" allows you to print to a file via apsfilter, "apspreview" previews files as generated by apsfilter using gv and friends, and "apsfilter-bug" assists you in doing bug and problem reports.
Codehost's BrightQ is a suite of Unix and Linux printing utilities that presents users and administrators with a unified user interface across a variety of popular Unix printing systems, abstracting the details of print filters and providing a powerful GUI to end users. Extended printer features are also available for select printer manufacturers. BrightQ Pro also includes remote printer monitoring, network device detection, and more.
txt2pdf PRO is a very flexible and powerfu program that converts files from text to PDF format. It extends txt2pdf with features such as the ability to add form feeds, to skip the first form feed, to set the top and left margins, to use images (JPEGs) in the background, and to create compressed PDFs.