Serial Printer Logger - replaces a serial/RS232/LPT printer and converts print jobs to electronic documents

For Windows 2000 - Windows 11 (2022) (incl. Server, x86 and x64). Latest version: 3.5.5 build 527. May 27, 2024.

Serial Printer Logger - captures data flow from serial printers and interprets it into electronic documents like MS Word or PDF    

Brief description:

Serial Printer Logger can replace your old dot-matrix printers and collect data in real-time to a binary log file, a PDF, or a Word electronic document. This replacement will save your money that you'll spend on paper, consumables, and maintenance. The program parses ESC/P control codes, decodes graphics, and extracts information about fonts type and size from a binary data flow. So you can reprint documents later or create a backup copy. Serial Printer Logger provides data capture from printers that are connected via RS232, RS485, or Ethernet.

What problems can be solved with Serial Printer Logger?

A typical application for Serial Printer Logger is to replace one or more dot-matrix printers with one PC that will capture and store documents electronically.

Getting started is easy. Serial Printer Logger is ready!

After installation, start Serial Printer Logger from the Start Menu. Click the green plus button and choose the communication parameters for your dot-matrix printer. Then define how you want the serial data to be logged (binary log file, RTF, or PDF).


Serial Printer Logger Overview More screenshots


Capability to log multiple ports at the same time. Our data logger has the capability to log multiple ports simultaneously so that multiple dot-matrix printers can be logged. Each port may have fully different settings;

Universal. Supports most ESC/P and ESC/P 2 control codes, except custom characters;

Extended logging features. Outputs received data without any changes to a log file in real-time. It supports date/time stamps. Also, it supports custom baud rates;

Customized fonts. Different fonts types, and sizes. Can use ESC/P or ESC/P2 control code for fonts selection;

Customized paper size. Supports various paper sizes: A4 210 x 297 mm, A5 148 x 210 mm, Letter 8 1/2 x 11 in etc.;

Various graphics. Captures and decodes bitmap or raster graphics. In a PDF file graphics will be compressed for a smaller file size;

PDF. Exports captured from a dot-matrix printer data to ready-to-use Adobe PDF at real-time;

Microsoft Word. Exports obtained from a dot-matrix printer data to ready-to-use RTF file, including graphics;

Program message logging - writing to a file all program messages so that you may diagnose errors and warning;

Plugins. Plugin modules that are extending program features;

Simple, menu-driven step by step set-up Programming is not required to configure the software to collect data;

Various OS. Works on all Windows versions since Windows 2000, including x86 and x64 platforms.

Windows service mode. Unlike most other serial logging applications, Serial Printer Logger can run as a service so that it starts as soon as the operating system starts and doesn't require a user to log in and run it. It will continue to run even as users logon and logoff the workstation.

It is extremely easy to use! The configuration process is fully menu-driven and has complete, context-sensitive, on-line help. You can easily customize all input to your exact specifications. Once you see how easy it is to use Serial Printer Logger, you will never again take data readings by hand!