Print Stream Transformations

Print Stream Transforms

CrawfordTech's Transforms are flexible, fast and accurate print stream conversion products. These affordable enterprise utilities can be rapidly implemented to convert existing print streams, delivering superior output fidelity and leading system performance.

For ISO-compliant archiving, all our Transforms are available with PDF/A output.

For ISO-compliant accessibility using PDF, learn more about Accessibility Express.

Consider upgrading to Transforms Plus, enabling not only conversion, but the indexing and splitting of your print stream in the same pass.

We support an extensive range of input and output formats

  • Convert AFP: AFP to PDF, AFP to PCL, and more
  • Convert PDF: PDF to AFP and more
  • Convert PostScript®: Postscript to AFP, Postcript to PCL, and more
  • Convert Metacode (LCDS, DJDE): Metacode to PDF, Metacode to AFP, and more
  • Convert PCL: PCL to AFP, PCL to PDF, and more

A Print Services Organization Automates Production

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This large print and mailing services provider turned to Crawford Technologies for help in automating their production processes. Producing over 1 Billion documents annually, they needed to accept and convert multiple input formats for print output, archiving and electronic presentment. CrawfordTech professional services worked with the customer to evaluate, recommend and implement a solution that resulted in a high performance, “hands-off” workflow, improving processing times by as much as 1000%.



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Crawford Technologies also supports other line-mode printing and image-only based transforms, so contact us and we’ll help you understand how we can help.

The technology behind mission-critical transactional documents has evolved significantly over the years. As a result, the number of print stream formats and complexities can be difficult to manage. The wide variety of print stream types – AFP, PCL, PDF, PostScript, DJDE, Metacode, HTML and many others – can result in an inefficient production environment that inhibits your efforts to automate, optimize and improve operations, implement archives and to enable print and mail suppression.

Since 1995, Crawford Technologies has led the industry in flexible, fast and accurate print stream conversion and customer communication solutions. Our PRO transform technology is widely recognized for its processing speed, fidelity, single pass processing, platform independence and cost effective implementation. As a result, our customers extend the value of legacy document streams, bring increased flexibility and efficiency to their production operations, and maximize the latest technology developments without the need for document reprogramming or redesign.

How can we help you manage and manipulate your key print streams?

  • Migrate legacy applications to a new format without reprogramming
  • Increase throughput and flexibility in print production
  • Gain freedom of choice in print protocols and formats
  • Minimize programming and production support needed for platform conversion

CrawfordTech transform solutions allow you to transform mission-critical transactional document print streams without the need for reprogramming. We provide you with the production flexibility you need regardless of your environment or infrastructure.


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Move your applications to new printers, prepare content for archiving, increase efficiencies, and expand your capabilities.


Support new printers, optimize existing PDF files, prepare content for archiving, and expand your capabilities.


Convert PS to various output formats at high speeds, with industry-leading fidelity.

PRO Meta

Conversion tools allow you to convert DJDE, LCDS and Xerox Metacode to various output formats at high speeds, with industry-leading fidelity.


Conversion tools allow you to convert PCL to various output formats at high speeds, with industry-leading fidelity.

Responsive HTML

Converts any print stream to individual Responsive HTML5 pages that responds to the device that the content is presented on.

We're here to help you

We know that your success depends on more than high quality software. Our experienced professional services, training and support teams work closely with you to consult, customize, migrate, train and provide additional value-added services that ensure your implementation is efficient and productive. Our Document Accessibility Services and other Cloud based services deliver secure and scalable hosted solutions.

Crawford Technologies Professional Services staff are recognized for their in-depth knowledge and expertise in electronic document processing systems and applications. We provide a unique combination of knowledgeable IT professionals, industry-leading technology, and proven processes. We know what it takes to re-engineer documents and systems for optimal performance and profit.

At Crawford Technologies, we understand the importance of effective testing, and know how to create the best infrastructure and leverage the optimal tools to ensure reliable results. Our scalable and secure Cloud-based QA service gives you all the tools needed to fully automate document-related Quality Assurance testing processes.

We provide transcription, production, fulfillment and distribution of your critical customer communications at our secure facility. Our services include production of braille, large print, audio, e-text, and transcription to accessible PDF in multiple languages.

CrawfordTech Academy learning platform enables our customers to achieve maximum success with their communication production & delivery goals. Our experienced training professionals offer on-demand and instructor-led educational content that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Once your Crawford Technologies solution is in place, you can count on our unparalleled support staff, who average over 10 years experience in the high-volume transactional print-stream industry. Our customers have given us a +73 Net Promoter Score®, an objective indication of the quality of our post-sales team.

CrawfordTech’s STEP™ Migration Services relies on superior technology, proven processes and skilled professional services to deliver fast, accurate and reliable content migration when upgrading or consolidating content repositories or archives.