Print to Any Windows Printer from DOS, Unix, Linux, legacy applications

Released on: February 26, 2008, 2:41 am

Press Release Author: aSwIt Srl: ODBC, Print for DOS, Windows

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Print from DOS-Linux programs to Windows printers, USB, GDI,
PDF, e-mail, Fax

Press Release Body: aSwIt s.r.l. has released Printfil v. 5.5, a Windows utility
that lets character-based DOS and UNIX applications print to any printer on your
Windows network, without making changes to the original application. You don\'t have
to abandon legacy DOS programs or avoid UNIX/Linux applications because of possible
printer problems on Windows. Printfil grabs the
character-based print output from any job on your standalone computer or network,
and makes it work on your Windows printer

In addition to working with all Windows printers, Printfil supports USB printers,
network printers, FAX modems, and PDF writers. Even if you have a DOS/Windows
application or a UNIX/Linux application running on a Windows PC via Telnet, Printfil
will capture your print output with ease, and without having to change your original

Printfil has two ways to grab the information that you want to print: You can set
your application to write the printed output to an ASCII file, or you can have
Printfil capture the data that your application is sending to your parallel port.
Printfil can automatically redirect your print jobs to any printer, including the
one that is physically attached to the captured port.

Unlike simple print redirection utilities, Printfil comes with all of the extras
that you\'d expect to find in a professional application. There is a built-in print
preview function. You can include logos and other images stored in separate files.
The text can be colorized. Output that was originally destined for a wide dot matrix
printer can be printed in landscape mode on an inkjet.

Printfil supports all Windows printers, including USB, GDI, Windows-only, and
virtual printers. If you can install it on your Windows Printer Control Panel, then
Printfil can print to it.

Printfil works with third-party fax programs to fax your printed output and
third-party PDF generators to obtain PDF files with or without user intervention,
with encryption and password protection. They can also be automatically sent via
e-mail, with or without user intervention, without requiring expensive additional

Instead of using complicated printer emulation codes to create special effects such
as bold, italic, underline, and condensed, Printfil can inspect the print file that
your application creates, and reproduce the corresponding effects on any printer
that you\'re using, even on GDI and Windows-only printers that do not support

So many DOS, UNIX, and older Windows programs have been abandoned because users
can\'t get them to print on the latest Windows printers. Printfil extends the life of
these legacy applications by solving your printer-related issues.

Printfil v. 5 runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista, even on Terminal
Server environments, price starts from 49 Euros, and may be purchased securely
online at Multi-user discounts are available, as well as
\"Personal Edition\" licenses at discounted prices. You can download a free 30-day
trial version of Printfil from the same web site. For more information, contact
aSwIt s.r.l., Via Cime di Lavaredo 30, 45100 Rovigo (RO) Italy. Email:

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Evaluation Copy Available on Request

About aSwIt s.r.l.:

aSwit s.r.l. has been founded in 2006 with the purpose to continue and enhance the
development and marketing of p.i. Guolo Davide\'s software utilities. Davide Guolo is
still the Chief Technology Officer.
Since 1992, they have been developing and marketing innovative business software.
In addition to Printil, they also offer ODBC 4 All, an utility that allows any
application, including DOS programs and batch files, to easily run SQL queries using
any ODBC data source (such as Access, MySQL, Oracle, or Informix), and redirects the
output to the screen, to an ASCII file, or to a table - and @Kill, a freeware
utility to list and close Windows applications (including hidden and trayed) with a
very simple GUI or from command line and batch files.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Address: Via Cime di Lavaredo 30, Rovigo

Phone Number: +39.02.700401151

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