Automatically Print Incoming PDF Files

Task

I need a tool that prints all PDF files as they are arriving to a “Hot Folder”, without any human intervention.

Solution

FolderMill is designed to work unattended without any human intervention. The main idea is to monitor incoming folders (called “Hot Folders”) for new documents, and auto print them from folder according to predefined actions.

Below is a step-by-step instruction on how to automatically print PDF files in a folder.

Instruction

  1. Download and install FolderMill
  2. Open FolderMill Control Panel and create a new Hot Folder
  3. Specify basic Hot Folder settings such as location, pass-through filter, and folder for processed files
  4. Add at least one action to associate it with this Hot Folder. Click Create new Action Set and choose “Print Document” option
  5. In Print Document action, select the necessary printer, number of copies and adjust other settings
  6. Once the settings are specified, start FolderMill Processor by clicking the Start button
  7. Now all documents appearing in the incoming folder will be printed automatically

Video Instruction

How to automatically print files in a folder

Printing of documents one by one can be done in almost any PDF program. However, when it comes to printing of entire directories with files, you'll need a special solution, which can instantly auto print PDF documents. FolderMill can help you to auto print files in a folder.

Print all PDFs in a folder with FolderMill

Just create any folder on your Windows computer and make it a Hot Folder for monitoring incoming PDFs. Select the necessary printer to print them. If you want to distribute documents from different sources to different printers, you can also print PDF on multiple printers at the same time. FolderMill can help you manage batch processing of PDFs and automatically print all files placed in a folder.

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