Our AFP transform and conversion tools allow you to convert AFP to a wide range of output formats at high speeds, with industry-leading fidelity. With PRO AFP, you can move your applications to new printers, prepare content for archiving, increase efficiencies, and expand your capabilities without making costly application and architecture changes.

Want to convert from PDF, PCL, PostScript® and other formats to AFP? Take a look at our complete range of PRO Transform products to choose the right solution.


AFP to PDF interprets AFP print streams and resources and converts them into PDF. The software emulates pre-printed stock, quickly converts all fonts for an accurate and clean look, can be used to add full color graphics, web site links, java scripts and much more. AFP to PDF is also available in Java.

GIP Reduces Costs and Expands Services

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Gesellschaft für Innovative Personalwirtschaftssysteme mbH (GIP) is a managed service provider based in Germany that provides software and services to the public sector across Germany, providing solutions that aid the production of Human Resources (HR) documents for 2.5 million public servants. With CrawfordTech’s PRO AFP, they were automatically create files for electronic distribution and viewing, while archiving them in the ISO Standard PDF/A. The implementation allowed them to be more efficient and reduce costs, with the potential to save up to 2 billion pages per year.




In addition to AFP to PDF conversion, AFP to PDF/A is a cost-effective, platform-independent product that takes your production AFP print streams and produces PDF/A-1b output ready to archive.

AFP to Data

AFP to Data lets you convert IBM AFP print files into data files, such as XML and CSV, for use in common business and database applications. You can leverage the data value and technology infrastructure associated with high volume AFP print streams.

AFP Normalization

AFP Normalization interprets AFP print streams and resources, and converts and splits them into standard normalized AFP files to be printed or converted to other formats.


AFP to HTML5 dynamically converts Advanced Function Presentation print streams into HTML5. Documents such as customer statements, bills, invoices, policies and confirmations can be displayed in and printed from all standard browsers, giving customer service agents and customers instant online access to critical and timely information.

AFP to PostScript

AFP to PS interprets AFP print streams and resources and converts them into PostScript. This provides a smooth migration path, with superior font mapping and fidelity, for AFP printer clients who want to move their applications to PostScript printers.

Other Formats

Other formats are also supported with AFP Converter, such as AFP to Text, AFP to Image, and AFP to IJPDS. These options allow you to dynamically convert mission critical documents from Advanced Function Printing (AFP) format into a format that can be used for various applications:

  • To use with document composition software as variable data, or to be stored in preexisting data storage applications.
  • To integrate AFP mainframe print output into CICS transactions for display as text.
  • For conversion to image files such as TIFF or PNG, creating representations that are perfect representations of the original legacy file.
  • To support IJPDS printers.


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Enhance PRO AFP with these Additions

Redaction Express

Tools that help protect against the inadvertent and unintentional release of confidential information.

Duplicate Document Checker

Provides an innovative solution to manage the risk of duplicate documents in high-volume print production environments.

PRO Concatentator

Improves workflow and reduces processing costs by concatenating, merging, commingling and/or re-sequencing selected files.

PRO Designer

Powerful and easy-to-use tools at your fingertips to index, transform and re-engineer documents.

Signed PDF

Easy-to-use tool that lets you automatically apply a digital signature to your PDF output.

Accessibility Express

Automate the process of accessible document creation, and easily convert transactional documents.

PRO Viewer

Gives you the ability to view production print streams like AFP, Metacode, PCL and PDF.

PRO Lockdown

Provide additional document security when transmitting files with options to compress, index and encrypt entire file or individual pages.

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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.