Disable printing of your PDF documents & files
Disabling printing of protected PDF documents provides an extra layer of copy protection since it prevents users photocopying and then scanning printed copies and re-saving them as new PDF files.
A good PDF document security product should allow you to publish protected PDF documents that are print disabled but enable you to provide secure printing (limited copies and watermarked with unique information) for individual users.
Safeguard PDF Security enables you to create a print disabled PDF file that can be changed on-the-fly so that you can enable printing for specific users as and when required.
Disabling printing of PDFs with Safeguard PDF security
Why disable printing of PDF documents & files?
It is important to disable printing from PDF documents to prevent them from being readily photocopied (or scanned) and then shared. If a document is print disabled and has other DRM controls applied to prevent sharing, then it ensures your documents cannot be viewed by unauthorized users.
Disable print in Adobe Acrobat
Although you can disable print in Adobe Acrobat, this protection can be easily removed. There are many password crackers (or password recovery applications) freely available on the Internet to remove the Adobe disable print protection regardless of how strong the password is you use. In addition, some PDF viewer applications ignore Adobe permissions completely (so they are not enforced) or let you easily remove them. See removing PDF passwords.
So if you are looking to disable printing of your documents or prevent printing from PDF, make sure you use a PDF DRM system that enforces print controls and ensures they cannot be easily removed.
Download PDF DRM software to disable printing / prevent PDF from being printed
Download PDF DRM software that uses digital rights management (DRM) controls to disable printing of your PDF documents, reports, elearning courses, ebooks, etc. Disable printing, copying, and sharing of your content. PDF DRM software that ensures the security and use of your information.
Disabling printing of your documents and information ensures users can not produce photocopies or duplicates for other people. With Locklizard document DRM software you can choose to disable print or limit the number of prints allowed. If you allow prints to be made then Locklizard DRM automatically prevents print to file, PDF, or image printers so that copies cannot be readily made.
Safeguard PDF Security enables you to prevent PDF files from being printed but gives you the flexibility of enabling prints for individual users. A single print disabled PDF file can be distributed to all users (so no one can print it) and then from the Safeguard Admin System you can selectively enable prints on a per user basis.