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Virtual Printer? Not "Print As PDF". Something like a virtual drive for printing.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BrianGriffen, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

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    Does anyone know of a virtual printing software that will allow me to print something virtually?
    I know how to do it with PDF, but I have a program on my computer that I need to print eBooks. The eBooks are free, but to view them, you MUST print them and to print them, you need to use THEIR software that automatically does it when you click "print".
    So what happens is I click print and it tells me "no printer found". Obviously, because there isn't one connected.

    I basically need a program on the lines of Magic ISO that has a virtual drive, only for printing. So that I can print items as images.
     
  2. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

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    5 Installs and removals later, I have found a program that does exactly what I need. It's Raster Image Printer

    I have to buy it to get the damn watermark off ($200 - No Joke). Wondering if there is a free alternative because I can't find any torrents for it.
     
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  3. brent360

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    I use bullzip pdf printer. It feigns a printer install on your machine so you can select one no matter what software you're using. It's as if I have a physical printer installed. Works just fine for me. No water mark.

    http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php
     
  4. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

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    I did find one called Zan Image Printer that does exactly what you described.
    It has a 30 day free trial so it's enough for now. Is Bullzip free?
    If so, there really isn't a point in me buying the one I am using...
     
  5. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    Check the link I posted.
     
  6. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    Why don't you just print to file and use an .xps format? or convert it to a pdf using google docs? that's all free stuffs...
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    idk if it helps or not, but here ya go:
    i don't have any printer installed on my lappy, so whenever i try to print something 'Microsoft XPS Document Writer' is selected by default which saves the printable document as an .xps file which then can be opened with IE and can be printed anywhere

    (Win XP Pro SP3, Office 2010, .NET Framework 4, IE8)
     
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  8. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

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    Yeah. I know about that, but this is for a program that detects your printer and prints automatically. It also will detect if you are using something like an image printer and will stop the print.
    Zan will work for now. I will try bullzip because it is free, but the program has detected other "fake printers", so who knows. All I do know is that it has not detected Zan to be an image writer and prints to it perfectly.