PDF Direct: easy, cost effective PDF printing with Zebra Link-OS Printers

PDFs are becoming the “standard” for document creation and storage but until now, thermal printers have not been able to directly print PDF’s. Zebra has changed the game by creating PDF Direct – an on-printer app that allows Link-OS™ printers to directly receive and print PDFs - without the need for costly middleware.

Customer Challenges:

  • ERP systems use PDF as a standard, but thermal printers cannot
  • Thermal Printers require PDFs to be converted
  • Document retrieval is not easy and sometimes not possible
  • Middleware solutions add cost and complexity

PDF Direct eliminates the complexity and extra steps associated with printer drivers and middleware platforms. This new approach has additional benefits:

  • By using PDF’s created by the ERP system, those documents can be archived for later retrieval and reprinting.
  • PDF’s can be created at the intended print size – eliminating the need to scale documents, which can induce bar code scanning issues.
  • To learn more please visit www.zebra.com or contact your Zebra Sales Representative.