Hook Windows Printer and save print jobs to PDF or TIFF or JPEG files

I need to capture print jobs that are sent to a printer queue that is part of a Print Server. The goal is to produce a PDF document that is saved in a folder rather than sending it out to the physical printer device.

Will any of your products do that? I looked at hookprinter and the SDK but don't see anything related to intercepting jobs sent through a print server.

Thanks for your message, please refer to some information at below, please feel free to let us know if you need any other information,

>>How to get VeryDOC Printer Capturer?

Thanks for your message, we have more types of Printer Capturer software, you can download and test each one from following URLs,

Solution 1. VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK

With VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK software, you can capture printer output that would normally go to a communications port such as LPT1. Useful for second stage processing such as creating PDF files, ripping, or distribution of printer output.

You can download and test VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from following web page,


Please refer to user manual of VeryPDF HookPrinter SDK from this web page,


Solution 2. VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer

VeryPDF docPrint Printer Capturer is a special version of docPrint which contain two virtual printers and a Printer Capturer module, after you install it, you will see two virtual printers appear in the Printer&Fax folder, after you enable Printer Capturer Module and print a document to docPrint, docPrint Printer Capturer will work by following steps,

1. You enable Printer Capturer Module and print a document to "HP LaserJet Professional P1108" or other printers,
2. Printer Capturer Module will capture this print job, redirect it to docPrint virtual printer,
3. docPrint virtual printer will convert this print job to PDF, PS, EPS, TIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, etc. formats first, and forward original print job to original printer ("HP LaserJet Professional P1108" or other printers) continue,
4. OK, the original printing process will contiue and without any interruption, but you will get PDF, PS, EPS, TIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, etc. formats during printing.

We have created an evaluation version of docPrint Printer Capturer to you, you may download it from following URL,


Please by following steps to test "-hookprinter" option,

1. Download and install docPrint Pro v8.0 version,

2. Run following application to set Printer Capturer options,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v8.0\artprint.exe" -hookprinter

You need set "Output folder" to save captured documents.
You need click "Install HookPrinter" button to install Printer Capturer.
You need click "Save&Close" button to close this dialog, and print a document to an arbitrary Windows Printer, you will get captured documents appear in predefined folder automatically.

3. OK.

"-hookprinter" option will capture everything that you sent to any Windows Printer. If you want just print a document to docPrint first, and then forward to other printers, you can use "-forward-options" option, for example,

"C:\Program Files (x86)\docPrint Pro v8.0\artprint.exe" -forwardprinter

After you set the options, click "Save&Close" button to close this dialog, when an user print a document to docPrint, docPrint will redirect the print job to predefined printer properly.

"-hookprinter" and "-forwardprinter" are two different printer capture and forwarding methods, you can choose either one according to your requirements.

Solution 3. Print a document to docPrint or docPrint PDF Driver and save to a new PDF or image or other formats.

This solution is simple, after you install the docPrint Pro software, you will see two printers appear in the Printer&Fax folder, docPrint and docPrint PDF Driver. You can simple print a document to docPrint or docPrint PDF Driver and save to a new PDF or image or other formats easily.

See Also:
How to intercept and capture a print job and convert it to PDF & Plain Text & Image files and then print?

Saving a pending print job as PDF. Save Print Job in Queue as PDF. Save All Print Jobs As PDF. Convert Spool request to PDF and send as e-mail. Converting Print spool output in to a PDF. Convert Spool File to PDF. Convert Spool Files to PDF Excel and more. Capture Print Data and Save to PDF.

Need to capture a print job. How to capture a print job from Windows Print Spooler system?

Print documents to virtual printer first, virtual printer will create PDF files and then forward printed documents to physical printer,

VeryPDF Released docPrint Pro v8.0 today, docPrint Pro v8.0 is able to make a connection between docPrint and other Windows Printers,

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