PDF/A Printer

Creates PDF/A-1b, 2b and 3b ISO compliant PDF documents via a printing process.

Everything in a setup – use is defined by the license!


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

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PDF / A-1b, -2b, -3b and * ZUGFeRD for Windows 32 / 64bit | requires GS 9.21 | From version 3.25.0 .NET 4.x is required!


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Windows 32bit for eDocPrintPro PDF/A


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Windows 64bit for eDocPrintPro PDF/A

The eDocPrintPro is conceived as local-to-install drivers for all Windows operating systems (32/64Bit: Windows 7/8/10, 2008/2012 Server, 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!