AFP Server

Server based AFP document creation solution for Microsoft Windows 32-bit and 64-bit

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What is AFP?

Advanced Function Printing (AFP) is a document format and presentation architecture originally developed by IBM to drive its printers and support the production of variable data printing on laser printers, and later provides for document and information presentation independent of specific applications and devices.


What is offered in AFP Server?

The AFP Server software allows users to create AFP documents, page segments, medium overlays, and AFP overlays on the client side by printing their other type of documents, such as Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides, TIFF images and JPEG / JPG business graphics, to the AFP Printer installed on a centralized print server.

Once users' documents are printed to the AFP Printer, the AFP version documents are created and stored in a specified folder on the print server.

What can I do with AFP files after created?

Several post-processing options are provided such as to print the AFP files to a LaserJet or Inkjet printer, upload the AFP files to a FTP server, copy the AFP files to a local folder of choice or a network location with UNC name, email the AFP files, convert the AFP files to PDF documents, log the creation activities of the AFP files, and more.

You can integrate your own post-processing applications by providing the executable file name and parameters.

AFP Server comes with the latest AFP printer drivers for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, and Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003. It's an ideal solution for creating AFP on Windows.

Features of AFP Server

Create AFP document, page segment, medium overlay, and overlay from any Windows application
Store all client users' AFP documents, page segments and overlays into a folder of your choice on the server
Launch any external program to perform specific task on the server after an AFP file is created
Support data pipe and synchronization
Load and save settings
Support 42 paper types
Define custom paper size
Paper type includes White, Colored, Transparent
Flexible page orientation such as Portrait, Landscape, Portrait 180, Landscape 270
Clip unprintable area or offset plus size
Grayscale methods include photographic dither, compressed dither, diagonal dither, line art halftone
Support bitonal (B/W, Color/White), 16 colors (4bit CMYK / RGB or 24bit RGB), and full color (32bit CMYK)
Color Management with ICC Profiles
Adjust image resolution between 300x300 and 600x600 dpi
JPEG and LZW compression algorithm for images
Support level of graphic objects that comply with GOCA's DR/2V0 standard
Easy Intensity and Contrast Controls
Best output fidelity for TrueType fonts as references, inline resources, or images
Optimize text in OpenType fonts, raster fonts, and outline fonts
Maintain output fidelity for placement in character, word, and line level
Print Text as Graphics for printers not fully-compliant to PT2, PT3 standards
Support EBCDIC code page
Adjust Text Order when necessary
Font substitution of AFP character set with closely matched Windows font
Enable or disable Text Rules to trade off between speed, file size, and output fidelity
Support Inline Form Definition
Rich Duplex Options like Simplex, Duplex, Tumble Duplex
Various Form To Tray assignment
Finishing Options include Staple, Punch, Edge, Saddle
Produce AFP output files as smaller as possible with optimized AFPDS data stream
Automatic installation and configuration on Windows x86 and Windows x64
Up to 600 dpi printing resolution
Up to 1000 ppm (page per minute) engine speed
Native support for 5000+ Windows applications
Certified for IBM Mainframe, AS400, and iSeries systems
Live update for new versions and plug-ins on Windows 32bit and Windows 64bit
Free upgrades for IPDS/AFP print drivers and sever management software in the future for registered users

System Requirements

Intel or AMD processor 2.0GHz or higher
1GB free disk space
512MB RAM minimum
Support 32-bit/64-bit operating systems and
x86/x64 application environment
Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000

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