Zan Image Printer-A Windows print to JPEG/TIFF/BMP file driver

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Print to image - TIFF, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF, BMP, PNG


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Zan Image Printer Features

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 global user base in a wide range of fields, including the medical/health care, insurance, finance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, telecommunications, and IT industries. Download our free 30-day trial now and see for yourself!

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 the document, remembering where you saved the files, creating and sending the Email. You can select email addresses to print to directly from your Outlook address book. Or, Zan Image Printer can search the document being printed for an Email address, extract it from the text, and automatically Email the printed document to that address.
  • 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/2008/7/8/2012 (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.


  • Powerful, easy to use features packed into a small download
    Zan Image Printer 5.0 is small. The download size is only 6.53MB, but it contains both 64-bit (x64) and 32-bit (x86) drivers. The installer will automatically detect the operating system type (x64 or x86) and install the correct version of Zan Image Printer (x64 or x86) on your computer.
    While Zan Image Printer is packed with a wide range of powerful features, it is easy to set up, use, and configure.
    The clean, simple, and intuitive user interface enables you to print to an image file with just a few clicks! Printing with Zan Image Printer is just as easy as using a regular printer. If you can print to a paper-based printer, you can print with Zan Image Printer!

    Windows 8 ready, native 64-bit (x64) support, Terminal Server/Citrix Metaframe support
    Zan Image Printer works on Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/8/2012 (including x64, Terminal Server, and Citrix Metaframe) and supports shared network printing and XP/Vista fast user switching.

    Multiple printer instances, multiple user sessions
    You can install multiple copies of Zan Image Printer on your computer, each with its own unique settings. This is a time saver because you can switch between different printer settings easily. For example, you can set up a specific printer to generate TIFF files and another to generate PDF files. You can give each printer a descriptive name like "Invoice TIFF" or "Order Confirmation PDF", which will remind you of the settings. No more fumbling around tweaking the setting each time you want to print with your favorite printer configurations, just pick the appropriately named printer and that printer's default configuration will be automatically applied.

    Zan Image Printer is multi-user aware with flexible setting configurations. By default, all users share the same settings when printing using Zan Image Printer. This is appropriate in most multi-user scenarios. However, you can also configure Zan Image Printer so that users can have their own printer settings.

    Support for running as an unprivileged "normal" user
    To print to Zan Image Printer, a user does not need to be member of the power users group or the admin group, which improves the security of the system. This makes it easy to deploy Zan Image Printer in security-conscious network environments.

    Print to TIFF image
    TIFF formats include 1 bit per pixel (monochrome), grayscale, 256 color, and 24-bit true color. Compression methods include CCITT Group 3 (1D Modified Huffman - MH, 2D Modified READ - MR), CCITT Group 4 (Modified Modified READ - MMR), Packbits (RLE), Deflate (Zip), LZW, JPEG, and uncompressed. Support for multi-page, serialized, and appending mode is included. The appending mode allows you to build a multi-page TIFF file by concatenating and merging pages from different printouts. A multi-page TIFF file can even contain pages from different document types.
    Zan Image Printer can also be set up to create fax-ready files (TIFF Class F facsimile and Cisco TIFF). With this capability, nearly anything that can be printed can be used in a fax application.

    Print to JPEG image
    Zan Image Printer supports saving documents as true color and grayscale JPEG files at a user-selectable quality factor, which is good for photographic or scanned images.

    Print to PDF file
    You can easily convert any document to a PDF file. The "Append to existing file" option allows you to combine and merge multiple documents into a single PDF file. For example, you can create a single PDF file whose first page was printed from Microsoft Word, the second from Internet Explorer, and the last from Microsoft Excel.

    Print to BMP image
    File formats include monochrome, grayscale, 256 color, and 24-bit true color. RLE8 compression is supported for grayscale and 256 color images.

    Print to GIF
    You can save as monochrome, grayscale, or 256 color GIF file. GIF is widely used on the Web and is best for images with only a few colors and sharp edges.

    Print to PNG
    PNG is a universal format and is supported by all modern browsers. Zan Image Printer supports monochrome, grayscale, 256 color, and 24-bit true color PNG formats. Choose PNG when you want to use the image for screenshots in Windows or general web graphics.

    Print to JPEG 2000
    JPEG 2000 is the new and improved image compression method that replaces JPEG files. It can operate at higher compression ratios, which means smaller files for you.

    Print to Email driver - Automatically Email the printout after creation using DNS MX LOOKUP/MAPI/SMTP
    Zan Image Printer provides a powerful built-in "Print to Email" function and makes it easy to instantly send files non-interactively after printing them using a variety of configuration methods to match every need. The easiest methods of configuring Email are the Extended MAPI method (included with Microsoft Outlook) or the DNS MX LOOKUP method, which makes sending Emails easy because you do not need to enter information about your SMTP server (or even know what an SMTP server is).

    Printing to Zan Image Printer using the "Send through SMTP server" method, allows you to send Emails through your hosting provider or free Email services like Google's Gmail service. This allows you to send Emails to any Email address from any networked computer without having a traditional Email program (like Thunderbird or Outlook) installed.

    Zan Image Printer can search the document being printed for an Email address, extract it from the text, and automatically Email the printed document to that address.

    You can Email the generated files as standard images or as a ZIP file attachment to save bandwidth and make delivery easier and more reliable.

    Print to text file, text extraction
    This feature lets you extract text from any printable document and save the text to a separate text file either in addition to or instead of creating the image file. By saving your documents to a text file, you can easily index and search all of your documents that could not be searched previously.

    BMP watermark and text annotation
    This gives you the ability to watermark and copyright generated images. You can mark your document with text strings, which can include user-defined text, the filename, the Bates Number and many other macros. You can also create and select your own custom BMP graphic to be used as a watermark. Zan Image Printer even allows you to use bitmaps with transparency and define the opacity of the watermark.

    Printer redirection
    The print job can be redirected to physical printers after the image is generated. This allows you to have both a hard copy and electronic copy of all original documents, or it allows you to store a record of all documents that are printed out.

    Simple, easy to learn programming interface
    Zan Image Printer is extremely flexible and customizable to allow you to take full advantage of the robust functionality. All options presented in the user interface can be controlled programmatically. You can also easily create a custom installation to deploy Zan Image Printer to clients and customers.
    Two programming models are available to you. Use the Win32 APIs to access and update the INI setting files directly, or simply call the provided command line utilities from within your application. The documentation includes numerous VBScript, VB, Delphi, C/C++, VC.NET/CLI, VB.NET, and C# code samples to help you get started quickly!
    By using the provided command line utilities, you can perform batch document conversion (e.g., Word, Excel, or HTML files to image), automate batch printing with a script file, and watch a folder and its subfolders for new documents and automatically print them as images as they appear.

    Paper size
    All standard paper sizes (A4, Letter, Legal, Ledger, Tabloid, A0, etc.) are supported. In addition, Zan Image Printer allows you to create user-defined paper sizes. Printing on a large paper size can be done in seconds when printing in Black & White mode. This is especially useful for CAD users.

    DPI Resolutions
    A wide range of DPI resolutions are supported:
    50 x 50, 60 x 60, 75 x 75, 100 x 100, 120 x 120, 150 x 150, 200 x 100, 200 x 200, 240 x 240, 300 x 300, 360 x 360, 400 x 400, 600 x 600, 720 x 720, 1200 x 1200, 2400 x 2400.
    204 x 98, 204 x 196.
    72 x 72, 96 x 96, 144 x 144, 288 x 144, 288 x 288.
    240 x 144, 240 x 288.
    240 x 216
    800 x 600, 1200 x 600, 2400 x 600
    203 x 305
    600 x 540
    254 x 254
    250 x 250, 500 x 500
    In addition, Zan Image Printer allows you to define custom DPIs.

    Show a dialog before printing starts
    You can optionally display a pop-up dialog box before each print job. The pop-up dialog box can be either the Save As Dialog or Image Printer Dialog. You can also configure Zan Image Printer to suppress all pop-up dialog boxes to operate in silent mode. This is the best way to force Zan Image Printer to always use a single specific setting, and it is great for automated batch printing.

    Call the default viewer or run user-specified applications
    You can specify whether Zan Image Printer should launch the default image viewer or run one or more applications for all generated image files at the end of printing. This feature allows you to automate batch image processing easily.

    Dynamic file and folder generation based on macros
    Macro commands can be used to dynamically define how the file names are generated - without having to manually name each file each time you print.
    Advanced users can also generate file names based on information within the document being printed by using regular expressions.

    Informative transparent status dialog
    The friendly and informative transparent status dialog displays a wealth of information about the current print job on screen as soon as a print job is started, and it is automatically dismissed after the printout completes.

    History folder and file name database
    Both features let you quickly select the previously used folder and file names. Additionally, the user interface provides access to a history list for many other functions.

    Compress and save to ZIP file
    You can package the generated files into an industry standard ZIP archive after creation. This makes it easy to keep related files together and makes storing data faster and more efficient.

    Upload generated files to an FTP server
    When this option is enabled, the resulting files are automatically sent to your server after printing finishes using FTP. This makes it easy to automatically back up your data and share the generated files on a centralized server.

    Image rotation
    Rotate the page 90, 180, or 270 degrees clockwise. This is useful for fax application.

    Image scaling
    Image scaling allows you to reduce the generated image to a specific pixel dimension for processing or distribution.

    Invert
    Invert the image, changing it from black to white, or white to black, which produce a negative of the image.

    Trim white borders
    Trim the white margins or borders around the image.


    Here are some of the ways our customers use Zan Image Printer:
  • Healthcare document imaging and management - capture health and medical record files printing them to TIFF G4 files. These TIFF files are consumed by electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) software programs. This eliminates the time consuming process of printing and scanning documents including test results and health histories of new patients. Because hundreds of documents need to be converted per day, this saves an enormous amount of time and paper.
  • Insurance claims processing - print claim assignments to TIFF files for automatic submission to the insurance company. This allows automatic online claims processing.
  • Batch plot multiple AutoCAD .dwg files to JPEG, TIFF, or PNG
  • Use Zan Image Printer as a "Print to Email" ("Send to Email") virtual printer driver
  • Convert HTML files to TIFF and JPEG images
  • Batch print PDF files to TIFF and JPEG files
  • Print radiological/retinal/cardinal images to PDF and TIFF files
  • Batch print Email messages to TIFF files
  • Create PDF files from any printable document
  • Make a Microsoft Word document an image; batch convert Microsoft Office files to TIFF, PDF, GIF, PNG, or JPEG files
  • Concatenate and combine all pages of multiple documents into a single TIFF/PDF file
  • Produce invoices to send in an Email to clients
  • Convert documents (PDF, Word, etc.) to a standard TIFF Fax format (TIFF-F/TIFF Class F, Cisco TIFF)
  • Print the music scores as a TIFF, JPEG, or BMP file
  • Use Zan Image Printer as the "Send to OneNote" print driver on Vista x64
  • Convert eBooks to a slideshow and read them with a DVD-player
  • Extract text from genealogy databases
  • Convert topographic maps into PNG files
  • Print Crystal Reports to BMP images
  • Electronic documents, and document management


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