Our PDF transform and conversion tools allow you to convert PDF to various output formats at high speeds, with industry-leading fidelity. With PRO PDF, you can support new printers, optimize existing PDF files, prepare content for archiving, and expand your capabilities without incurring IT modification costs or making architecture changes.

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

Convert PDF to AFP

PDF to AFP converts print streams and resources from PDF to AFP to support IPDS printers. PDF to AFP Converter integrates seamlessly with InfoPrint Manager and Content Manager On Demand products and eliminates the need to support both PostScript and AFP printer hardware and software.

A Large Print Service Provider Optimizes PDF Files

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As most print service providers know, not all PDF files are created equal. Despite being based on an ISO standard, many “print ready” PDF files are poorly formed, and can take too long to process, hurting profitability and risking customer SLA’s. This customer used CrawfordTech technology to normalize and optimize their incoming PDF files, integrated with their existing system to create an automated end-to-end workflow. The result was a remarkable 2000% increase in throughput.



PDF Normalization

PDF Normalization interprets PDF print files and resources and converts them into standard normalized PDF files. These individual normalized files can then be printed directly to a printer, archived, or converted into other formats to optimize applications for the best throughput.


PDF to PDF/A is a cost-effective, platform-independent product that takes your production PDF print streams and produces PDF/A-1b output ready to archive. This eliminates the technological, legal and regulatory challenges associated with storing and retrieving PDF documents long term.

PDF to Data

PDF to Data lets you convert PDF page files into data files, such XML and CSV, that can be used in common business and database applications. The software enables you in leveraging the value of the data stored in PDF print streams.


PDF to HTML5 is a powerful tool for those PDF printer customers who want to display the output of new generation PDF applications on the Web for both customers and staff. Dynamic conversion and ultra-high speed display and retrieval time allows you to use PDF print files in interactive Web applications.

PDF to PostScript

PDF to PS interprets PDF print streams and resources and transforms them into PostScript. The conversion process provides a smooth migration path for printer clients who want to move their PDF applications to PostScript printers.

Other Formats

We also support other formats, such as PDF to Text, PDF to Image, PDF to PCL, and PDF to Metacode. These options allow you to dynamically convert mission critical documents from PDF 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.
  • For conversion to image files such as TIFF or PNG, creating representations that are perfect representations of the original legacy file.
  • To support PCL-based desktop printers.
  • To support Xerox high-speed printers.


Product Spotlight

Enhance PRO PDF 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.

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.