Create PDF or print to paper: Only pdfFactory allows printing to paper or PDF without printing twice. Acrobat is not needed for printing.

Combines multiple documents into a single PDF: Increases the convenience of document delivery by having a single PDF that contains material from different sources. Just keep printing documents to pdfFactory and they will automatically be concatenated.


  • Preview: Allows quick, accurate previewing of the PDF, including up to 400% zoom, without saving the file first and without opening Acrobat.
  • Font embedding: Ensures that the original fonts used in a document are displayed even if the reader of the PDF does not have the fonts installed on his or her computer.
  • Page insertion and deletion: Allows unwanted material to be deleted before the PDF is created. This is especially useful when creating PDFs from long reports, email and web pages.
  • Send via email: One mouse click sends PDFs through your default email program. Also copies PDF to clipboard for pasting into existing email.
  • AutoSave: Saves entire contents of pdfFactory sessions automatically so you can retrieve previously compiled PDFs.
  • Live URL Links: Customize links by line type, thickness and color to open Web pages and email addresses with a click of your mouse.
  • Easy server deployment: Click here for information on our Server Edition.

Security: Encrypt and control access to PDF files as follows:

  • Prevent printing PDFs
  • Prevent copying text and graphics
  • Prevent opening without a password
  • Prevent editing (yes, PDFs can be edited)

Bookmarks and Table of Contents: Automatically or manually create bookmarks to organize and easily navigate complex documents.

Integrated Jobs Tab: Shows all jobs and allows you to rearrange them.

Custom Drivers: Save your settings to multiple print drivers so you can quickly select them for specific tasks.

Set Initial Acrobat Display Properties: Such as zoom factor, layout and tab configuration.

What's New

  • Fixed bugs that caused errors with PDF files that use masked or transparent images
  • Fixed bugs that caused incorrect or missing text with PDF files that use TrueType or OpenType CFF fonts
  • Fixed a bug that caused a silent crash when opening some PDF files
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect images with PDF files that use JPEG2000 compression
  • Improved rendering performance with documents that contain very complex line art
  • PDF files that use indexed CalRGB bitmaps are now imaged correctly
  • Windows 11 is now correctly detected and reported in the PDF Producer string