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Printing Tools

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SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers

This great utility allows you to do many amazing things with your Epson printer:

Click to download Download SSC Service Utility for Epson Stylus Printers
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PrintMig

This free tool by Microsoft allows you to create backups of your complete set of printers, ports, drivers, print processors and print monitors.

Unfortunately there is no way to selectively backup nor restore, so you may want to backup a clean test system with just the printers and components you need to migrate.

A must-have tool for print server migrations on Windows Server 2000 and 2003.
For later Windows versions, however, you'd better read this article Why PrintMig 3.1 is Retired first.

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Printer Backup Recovery Migration tool (PRINTBRM)

For Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, this is a great (native) command line tool to backup/restore and migrate printers.

Its command line couldn't be any simpler.
To backup:

%windir%\System32\Spool\Tools\PrintBRM -s \\sourcecomputername -b -f filename.printerExport

And to restore:

%windir%\System32\Spool\Tools\PrintBRM -s \\destinationcomputername -r -f filename.printerExport

For more help:

%windir%\System32\Spool\Tools\PrintBRM /?

Export Printer Drivers

With Microsoft's PrintMig tool you can create backups of your complete set of printers, ports, drivers, print processors and print monitors.
Unfortunately there is no way to selectively backup nor restore, so you may want to backup a clean test system with just the printers and components you need to migrate.

If you need to migrate a single printer, use my ExpPrnDr.bat (Export Printer Driver) instead.
It uses Microsoft's DEVCON.EXE to list all files belonging to a specific printer driver, and PRINTUI.DLL to install that printer driver on any computer.

PDF printers

Most PDF writers are installed as printers, so you can convert any printable document to PDF:

Image printers

Similar to PDF printers, but less common, are virtual printers that print to a bitmap image or PDF file:

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