List of virtual printer software

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Free software[edit]

The following are distributed under free software licences:

  • Ghostscript – A command-line library for creation of PostScript and PDF files.
  • RedMon – Redirects a special printer port to the standard input of another program.
  • CC PDF Converter – Another Ghostscript-based virtual printer, provided by CogniView.
  • cups-pdf – Another open source Ghostscript-based virtual printer that can be shared with Windows users over the LAN. Install it on Linux by `yum install cups-pdf ttf-mscorefonts or `apt-get install cups-pdf`. CUPS


The following are proprietary software but free of charge:

  • Microsoft XPS Document Writer – A virtual printer for Microsoft Windows that creates an XPS (*.xps, *.oxps) document file from the print output of an application.

Virtual PDF printers[edit]

Virtual PDF printers for Microsoft Windows:

  • Bullzip PDF Printer (the free version comes with an adware toolbar)
  • CutePDF – tries to install the Ask web browser toolbar, which is well known for browser hijacking. CutePDF also becomes the default printer in Firefox regardless of Windows' settings[citation needed].
  • DoPDF – This is a simplified version of NovaPDF which is mentioned below.
  • PDFCreator – A Ghostscript-based virtual printer for Microsoft Windows, with user interface for advanced options (security settings, combining multiple documents, etc.). Some current and/or historic installer versions contain third-party adware or optional advertising-based components (iClaro Search, WhiteSmoke toolbar, FrostWire, and others).
  • PrimoPDF


  • Adobe Acrobat – Adobe System's commercial PDF authoring suite includes Adobe Distiller, a virtual printer for converting documents to PDF files. Adobe Distiller is not included with the free-to-use Adobe Reader product.

Virtual printers[edit]

Virtual printers for Microsoft Windows: