PDF/A Printer

Creates PDF/A-1b, 2b and 3b ISO compliant PDF documents via a printing process. The eDocPrintPro ZUGFeRD PDF/A printer driver extends the PDF/A printer driver by the possibility to create ZUGFeRD compliant documents. The required XML file must already exist – it is not created by the printer driver.

All in one setup – use is defined by the license!
For 32bit please use version 4.0.2 in the download area!

Information: WIKI | PDFBlog | YouTube

(Existing PDFs should not be reprinted as a PDF, otherwise this can lead to errors!)


Functions at a glance

PDF/A – Das PDF for archiving

Generates PDF / A-1b, 2b or 3b ISO-compliant PDF documents via a single print job.
PDF / A is the name for the ISO 19005 standard and defines a standard document format for long-term archiving of electronic documents. The standard specifies which PDF functions must be included or which may not be used to archive documents long term.

The PDF/A Standard

Important: The PDF/A standard is “constitutive” – if a document is PDF/A-1 compliant it is automatically also covered in the PDF/A-2 and -3 standard. The higher standards allow more PDF functions. But you take the required level and standard to assign the required functions.


Extensions to PDF/A-1 are JPEG2000 compression, transparency, layers, OpenType fonts, digital signatures as Pades (PDF Advanced Electronic Signatures), PDF / A-1 files can be embedded in PDF / A-2 files and the page limit was extended to 381 x 381 km.


With PDF/A Level 3 it is now possible to embed arbitrary files and documents to PDF/A. This can be combined to archive a PDF/A file for search, display and printing of the original digital file. The embedded files can be extracted from the PDF at any time.

PDF/A-3 Printer driver for electronic invoices

For a ZUGFeRD invoice PDF/A-3 must be created and an XML file must exist. The XML is usually generated from the ERP. The ZUGFeRD eDocProintPro driver then allows a with simple printing from any application to produce such invoice documents.

FREE ExtractZUGFeRD-XML – Commandline Tool

The XML data must be extracted from the PDF container again. For all documents created with our tools, there is a free CommandLine tool. The path of the ZUGFeRD PDF file passed as parameter, extracts the XML file found in the PDF ZUGFeRD and stores it under the same name / path.


Overview of individual functions and the interface



eDocPrintPro PDF/A

5.7.3 Download

PDF/A-1b, -2b, -3b and *ZUGFeRD 2.x for Windows 64bit


10.02.0 GRATIS Download

Windows 64bit for eDocPrintPro PDF/A

IMPORTANT: Existing PDFs should not be reprinted as a PDF, otherwise this can lead to errors!

For a 32bit Version please use these downloads | eDocPrintPro PDF/A 32bit V4.0.2 | GhostScript V 9.27 32bit


Can be used as a 30-day DEMO after downloading! With a license to the full version.
* Activation of the ZUGFeRD option is via licensing for the full version. The XML file must be made available.
Workplace versions are exclusively for single workplaces.

The eDocPrintPro is conceived as local-to-install drivers for all Windows operating systems (64bit Windows 7/10/2008/2012/2016/2019, Terminalserver, Citrix). Not for use as a print server, enabling the installed printer driver on the server and share it. The installation requires administrative privileges. Requires all permissions on the folder C: \ Windows \ Temp. Actual GhostScript Version is mandatory! From version 3.25.0 .NET 4.x is required!

Information: WIKI | PDFBlog | YouTube