I am looking for the best, fastest way to send multiple PDF documents to print to a given network printer. Will PDFPrint Command Line product suit my needs?

Hello,

I am looking for the best, fastest way to send multiple PDF documents to print to a given network printer.

The methods I have found involve instantiating an instance of a process, passing arguments and that works, however, Adobe Acrobat GUI loads (and stays open) which is undesirable. With the GUI starting up, opening the file, displaying it and sending it to print...it must be wasting time. By the way, in my testing, I found it takes about 40 seconds to send five, one-page PDF documents to print that way.

About your command line PDF printer...

1. Is your command line utility truly non-GUI?

2. If I have to send 10 or 100 or 1000 print jobs to different printers, once I send them via your tool will it print as fast as the printers can spool them up?

3. Your overview mentions you can merge multiple printing jobs into one job. Would that be equivalent to Acrobat Pro merging PDF documents into one document and sending that one merged document to print?

I am thinking that if I can group 10-20 PDFs into one print job, it should be more efficient. Is that a fair assumption?

4. What kind of component is this? Does it get installed on a server and then I simply call it from my code? (I'm working with a C# web service)

5. What are the differences between the server and developer licenses? Why the large cost difference?

Please call me back so we can discuss these questions, your product, and which is the best fit for our needs.

Thank you.
Customer
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>>1. Is your command line utility truly non-GUI?

Yes, PDFPrint Command Line is a pure Command Line application, it is not contain any GUI at all.

>>2. If I have to send 10 or 100 or 1000 print jobs to different printers, once I send them via your tool will it print as fast as the printers can spool them up?

Yes, you can use PDFPrint Command Line to print 10 or 100 or 1000 PDF files to different printers at same time, this will expedite your printing speed.

>>3. Your overview mentions you can merge multiple printing jobs into one job. Would that be equivalent to Acrobat Pro merging PDF documents into one document and sending that one merged document to print?

No, it is not same as merging function in Acrobat Pro.

Acrobat Pro does merge PDF files first and them print merged PDF file to Windows Printer.

PDFPrint Command Line does work by following steps,

1. Open Printer Device,
2. Print first PDF file,
3. Print second PDF file,
4. Print third PDF file,
5. Print 4td, 5th, ..., etc. PDF files,
6. Close Printer Device,

PDFPrint Command Line hasn't merging function, so it will save the time on merging, it does print PDF files directly to Windows Printer.

>>I am thinking that if I can group 10-20 PDFs into one print job, it should be more efficient. Is that a fair assumption?

Yes, you can group 10-20 PDFs into one print job, but this will not improve the performance, because "mergeprintjobs" option is not used to improve the performance, in most cases, it is used to combine print jobs into one print job, for example, using "mergeprintjobs" option, you can,

1. Combine several PDF files into one PCL file when you print to a PCL Printer,
2. Combine several PDF files into one XPS file when you print to "Microsoft XPS Document Writer",
3. Combine several PDF files into one Postscript file when you print to a Postscript Printer,
4. Combine several PDF files into one big print job instead of one PDF file by one print job,
5. and more similar purposes.

If you just want to improve printing performance, you can try to print more PDF files concurrently, this will great improve printing speed.

>>4. What kind of component is this? Does it get installed on a server and then I simply call it from my code? (I'm working with a C# web service)

Yes, you can install "PDFPrint SDK" to your server and then call it from your C# code to print PDF files,

http://www.verypdf.com/app/pdf-print-cmd/try-and-buy.html#buy-sdk
http://www.verypdf.com/pdfprint/pdfprint_sdk.zip

Please refer to a sample C# code at below,
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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using pdfprintcom;

namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            pdfprintcom.pdfprint pdfPrintObj = new pdfprintcom.pdfprint();
            pdfPrintObj.com_PDFPrint("pdfprint -printer \"docPrint\" D:\\temp\\5.pdf");
        }
    }
}
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>>5. What are the differences between the server and developer licenses? Why the large cost difference?

Server License is licensed by one server, you will need to purchase a server license for each server.

Developer License can be run on any number of servers.

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