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Macromedia FlashPaper
Adobe FlashPaper v2.0 icon.png
Developer(s) Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia and Blue Pacific Software)
Last release
2.02.2302.0 / October 19, 2005; 11 years ago (2005-10-19)
Development status Discontinued
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Available in English
Type Multimedia Content Creator
License Proprietary
Website www.adobe.com/products/flashpaper

FlashPaper (originally known as Flash Printer) is a software application developed by Blue Pacific Software before its acquisition by Macromedia,[1] which was later acquired by Adobe Systems. Its functional design mimics Adobe Acrobat Distiller to behave as a virtual printer. Documents printed to FlashPaper can be printed as Adobe Flash or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

It was last included in Macromedia Studio 8, and is still available as a standalone product from Adobe. FlashPaper files can be also generated by ColdFusion web applications. Adobe announced it was discontinuing development of FlashPaper on September 4, 2008.[2] The company states that "the demand [for FlashPaper] has continually declined to where it is no longer economically viable for Adobe to continue development support for FlashPaper" but does note that it will continue selling and supporting the existing version of FlashPaper.[3]


  1. ^ "Flash Printer product information and acquisition by Macromedia / Adobe". Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Butcher, Mike (September 4, 2008). "Document startups in chaos as Adobe’s Flashpaper discontinues". Tech Crunch. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FlashPaper 2 FAQ". Adobe Systems. Retrieved September 1, 2009. 

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