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Posted by:

Rakesh Bhardwaj
03 Jun 2009

Yes, you can print a .prn files created with same printer driver where you want to print the file. For this purpose you only need to have a software called Initial Heidelberg Digimaster Print file Downloader.
For more info visit the following link

Posted by:

11 Jun 2009

I did it this way......

rename the file to ".mdi" format .... that will open in Microsoft Office Document Imaging .... and you can very well print it from there....



Posted by:

12 Jun 2009

thx works completely and save my day at the office.


Posted by:

13 Jun 2009

This works:

This didn't work: COPY /B file.prn "\\computername\printer name"
It said 'a device attached to the system is not functioning' go figure.


Posted by:

13 Apr 2010

the output is a .tiff file

Posted by:

15 Jun 2010

A .prn file content is depending on the printer device and its driver.

If the printer is accepting TIFF file then the printer driver is generating tiff and your .prn file is a .tiff file.
If the printer is accepting postscript then the printer driver generates postscript and your .prn file is a .ps file.
If you have a HP printer then the printer device is generating PCL code and your .prn file is a .pcl file

Get the picture?

Kind regards.

Posted by:

06 Dec 2010

actually dis site helped me with th commands to use dos for printing .prn file. i m using printer connected through usb, and i used th command COPY /B FILENAME.PRN\\COMPUTERNAME\SHARINGNAME format, but for me its displaying as THE SYSTEM CANT FIND THE SPECIFIED PATH... wat 2 do. I need my prn file to b printed. can u help me.

Posted by:

P. Stefan Bruciu
05 Nov 2011

Dear Mr. Rankin,

I am trying to print a .prn file using your method on a Dell AIO Printer A940 printer connected to my computer by an USB port, but I receive "Access is denied" error message.

Would you please tell me how can I fix this problem?

I sent the printing command in a Command window opened in the same directory as the .prn file.

I know the computer and the printer names.

I greatly appreciate your help.

Best regards,

P. Stefan Bruciu

Posted by:

18 Feb 2012

Another work-around would be to download the nifty, free software "CutePDF," which would save your document as a pdf. I'm addicted to it!

Posted by:

21 Aug 2012

It's perfectly works
Thank you
I lost 2hoursto find solution in different sites
and 10 min to apply your desision
Thanks a lot

Posted by:

10 Oct 2012

Kyle (06/mar/2009) works fine!

Posted by:

10 Nov 2012

just change extension .prn to .mdi, open using MS Word and maybe you'd have all the .prn happiness eluding you so far. I have Windows 8 - the copy or PRINT at command prompt didn't work for me.. this worked..

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