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Accurately and Efficiently Convert Your AFP Print Streams

Product Overview

CrawfordTech’s AFP transformation and conversion tools help you convert your existing AFP files to a wide range of output formats at industry leading speeds and fidelity. With PRO AFP, you can move your applications to a new printer, archive content, increase efficiencies, and expand capabilities without making costly modifications to your applications or architecture.

Not all AFP files are well structured or optimized for downstream workflows. PRO AFP can also normalize an AFP file, which minimizes duplicate fonts, removes duplicated graphical elements and performs further enhancements to minimize storage size and maximize performance in downstream workflows
and printing.





Business Challenge

Communication providers today face several challenges managing the delivery of high volume, personalized communications across multiple platforms and channels. They need robust, flexible solutions to manage new and legacy applications, migration to new production platforms and delivery channels – without compromising speed, accuracy and data integrity.

PRO Transforms

PRO Transforms

PRO Transforms delivers lightning-fast, seamless and accurate print stream conversions across all industry-standard formats, boosting efficiency and flexibility for your business.


PRO AFP converts existing AFP data streams into essentially all industry-standard output formats including PDF, PostScript, PCL, Metacode and line data.

PRO Meta

PRO Meta converts existing Xerox print streams into all industry-standard output formats including AFP, PostScript, PCL, PDF, and line data.


PRO PCL converts PCL print data streams into multiple output formats, including PDF, AFP, PostScript®, and Metacode with exceptional speed and precision.


PRO PDF provides a versatile solution that is typically two to four times faster than other products, with the highest conversion fidelity and unrivalled levels of support and quality assurance.


PRO PS converts existing Postscript print streams into all industry-standard output formats including AFP, PDF, PCL, Metacode and more.

Customer Success Story

Dominion of Canada Improves Customer Service

This large Canadian insurance company needed a solution that enable their network of brokers to easily access electronic versions of their clients’ policy declaration documents. Their goals were to increase broker satisfaction and “go green”, while saving on paper, print and mailing costs. Since it was essential that the integrity of the information in the originating print stream be maintained, they turned to CrawfordTech’s PRO AFP to automatically convert legacy AFP print files to PDF/A documents, which are then stored in their IBM Filenet repository, which is integrated with the brokers’ portals.

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Product Details


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


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

AFP to Data

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 them into standard normalized AFP files to be printed or converted to other formats.


Dynamically convert AFP 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.

What does PRO AFP do?

PRO AFP converts existing AFP data streams into essentially all industry- standard output formats including PDF, PostScript, PCL, Metacode and line data, with the following capabilities:

  • Industry leading speed
  • PDF encryption
  • Selective font mapping
  • Object-to-object conversion
  • True fidelity
  • Creation of bookmarks
  • Merging in images
  • Multiple paper tray applications
Use Cases
  • Create output files in PDF for your customers and service agents to view online or to store in document archive.
  • Convert native AFP document streams to print on printers using alternate formats like PCL or Metacode.
  • Create reprints of legacy print applications without production support.
  • Reduce file size for archived transactional document streams.
  • Convert large print files and automatically split portions into individual customer print files.

PRO AFP fits in your environment

  • Easily integrate PRO AFP to support both batch and on demand production:
  • Leverage existing workflow and automation tools with CrawfordTech APIs.
  • Have your output files automatically encrypted for security purposes.
  • Suppress blank pages to improve the viewer’s experience.
  • Automate processing of files from hot folders.

PRO AFP runs on all major operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • AIX
  • HP-UX
  • Solaris
  • z/OS

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