We recommend you to use the most used "Professional" edition of 7-PDF Printer. It already contains the current encryption methods, support for Citrix and terminal servers and support for print servers as a classic PDF network printer installation.

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Community Edition

Standard Edition

Professional Edition

Expert Edition


Password protect using 40 and 128 bit encryption

Password protect using AES 128 and 256 bit encryption

Sign PDF with digital certificate in a file

Sign PDF with digital certificate from certificate store

Secure wipe of temporary files (3 pass DOD)

Print encrypted PDF documents

FIPS compliant algorithms

Background and Stamping

Use macros to create dynamic text watermarks

Change watermark font

Print on existing PDF as background

Use existing PDF as a stamp

Use different stamps and backgrounds for different pages

High resolution stamps and backgrounds

max 300 dpi

max 300 dpi

Vector based stamps and backgrounds

Stamp with EPS for better performance

Merge and Split

Split document to one file per page

Merge print with other PDF document

Append if destination PDF document already exists

Merge print with multiple PDF documents

Document Options

Output formats (PDF, EPS, PS, BMP, PNG, JPEG, PCX, TIFF)

Output formats (DOC)

Embed subset of fonts

Embed all fonts


Linearized PDF documents (fast web view)

Color model control

Optional image compression

High resolution when creating image files

max 150 dpi

max 150 dpi

max 600 dpi

Control page rotation

Control PDF Producer and Application property

Installation and Deployment

Offline installation

Multiple PDF Printers with different names

Automated silent installation with visible progress

Automated very silent installation without visible dialogs

MSI package for GPO installation

Support for Terminal Server

Support for RDP

Support for Citrix

Support for non interactive users


Upload document using FTP/HTTP

Upload document using SFTP/HTTPS

Configuration Options

Multiple languages

Multiple Optionsets

max 3

max 3

Share option sets with other users

Macro values





Print to printer


Hide user interface during PDF creation

Run external program on success

Run external program on error

Run external program after conversion

Microsoft.NET Developer API (32 and 64 bit)

COM Automation API (32 and 64 bit)

COM OCX API (32 bit)

VB Script event handlers (Read control characters like @@to)

Extract text from created PDF

Attach files to the created PDF

Replace user interface with your own executable

These features are only a subset of all the features in the program. Use the table to see where the main differences are between the product editions.