ColorPlus Virtual Printer Driver
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The ColorPlus Virtual Printer is a Windows® printer that creates searchable (vector) Adobe® PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, Fax, JPEG, HTML, and PNG documents from any Windows application that is capable of printing.

The ColorPlus Printer Driver gives users flexible options to create HIPAA compliant PDF and TIFF files, or save, email, redirect printing, OCR, and Merge PDF, TIFF, and Fax files.

The ColorPlus printer driver is the fastest high-volume virtual printer driver with a large selection of sophisticated features, while still keeping an easy-to-use simple human interface.

    Install and Configure Printer Driver easily

    Black Ice ColorPlus Printer Driver installation takes only a few minutes, and once it's installed, the ColorPlus printer driver can be used just like any regular printer. To use the ColorPlus printer driver, just print to the ColorPlus printer driver from any Windows application.

    Easily configurable silent MSI installers are available from InstallShield or Microsoft, for large-scale mass deployment.

    Convert To PDF and TIFF From Any Windows Application

    One can print to the Black Ice ColorPlus PDF Printer Driver from any Windows application capable of printing, for example, Adobe Reader, MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Image Viewers, Internet Browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and more!

    The ColorPlus Printer Driver converts documents to PDF, PDF/A, TIFF, JPEG, HTML, PNG, and many more formats from any Windows application capable of printing.

    Optical Character Recognition for Scanned documents

    Black Ice ColorPlus PDF Printer Driver is capable of converting scanned documents, such as Fax, TIFF, DICOM, JPEG into an editable text file by using Optical Character Recognition.

    It is widely used as a form of digital document processing for documents stored in Image file format such as Fax, TIFF, DICOM, JPEG, PDF, to store, archive any kind of document such as invoices, medical records, sales receipts, mail, or scanned documents.

    Supported Operating Systems


    Windows 11 64 bit

    Windows 10 32/64 bit

    Windows 8.1 32/64 bit

    Windows 7 32/64 bit


    Windows Server 2022

    Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2012

    Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop

    VMware Horizon + ThinApp

    VMware VCenter

    Microsoft RemoteApp

    Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V VDI

    The Printer Driver supports ARM processor based devices.

    MSI Installer for large scale deployment

    The MSI installer for Printer Drivers designed for large scale deployment in Active Directory environments. With the Printer Driver MSI installer System Administrators can create custom configurations for every User on the system and register or activate the printer driver. The MSI installer will greatly simplify mess deployment and eliminates the need for customers to build custom installations.

    New InstallShield MSI installers! No .NET framework installation required!

    The Black Ice Printer Drivers are also available in a form of InstallShield MSI installers. The new InstallShield MSI installer does not require .NET framework to be installed on the computers, bypassing the security vulnerabilities of the .NET framework. The new InstallShield MSI installer comes with the same functionality and features as the regular Microsoft MSI installer.

    For InstallShield MSI installer availability, please contact

    The MSI installer is compatible with Microsoft SMS/SCCM, Zenworks, and Marimba.

    The MSI install has the following installation features:

    • Upgrade the Printer Driver without reboot while preserving the user settings using the MSI installer
    • Automatic silent installation
    • Automatic register/activate the Printer driver with a serial number
    • Install the Printer driver for evaluation.
    • Configure installation target directory.
    • Configure the registration of the printer driver with Black Ice license server:
      • 443 port with SSL (default)
      • 80 port without SSL
      • 3500 port without SSL
      • 15000 port without SSL
    • Configure the connection to license server with proxy server.
      • Not using proxy server (default)
      • Attempt to discover automatic proxy
      • Use HTTP proxy
      • Use SOCKS proxy
    • Change the printer driver display name to a user defined name
    • Configure the default printer.
      • Keep the user current Default Printer (default).
      • Set Printer Driver to be the Default Printer for current user only.
      • Set Printer Driver to be the Default Printer for every users
    • Pre-configure the Send printed document in email feature.
    • Pre-configure the Upload to FTP feature
    • Enable or disable Printer manager
      • Install Printer driver without Printer Manager.
      • Install Printer driver with old Printer Manager C++ version.
      • Install Printer driver with Printer Manager C# version (Default).
    • Add Agent (Task printers) printers.
      • Pre-configure single or multiple Agent printer for a specific task.
    • Pre-configure the printer driver using the configuration ini file.
      • Such as file format, output directory, and more. Every feature of the printer driver can be pre-configured.
    • Use Profile file to Configuration the printer.
    • Hide Printer driver Printing Preferences Tab(s) from Users.
    • Hide the Upload and Email Options from Users on the Printer driver Printing Preferences.

    For example:
    msiexec /i "[PATH]\BlackIceColorPlus.msi" CUSTOMINI="[PATH]\BuAiniNT.ini" REGNUM="XXXXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX"

    Please contact sales for more technical details on the MSI installer at

    Printer Driver MSI Installer Logging Registration Process

    The Black Ice Printer Driver MSI Installer includes detailed logging of the registration process, in order to facilitate System Administrators and System Integrators to determine the success or failure of the automated Printer Driver Registration, in large scale deployments. The improved registration logging in the Printer Driver MSI Installer creates a BiPDMSIRegistrationDataLog.txt named log file automatically in the User’s temp folder.

    (for example: c:\Users\Administrator\temp\BiPDMSIRegistrationDataLog.txt)

    Requirements and Supported installation methods

    Supported Installation methods using Group Policy Deployment;

    • Assign to Computer (silent install)
    • Assign to User (silent install)
    • Publish

    Additional supported installation method;

    • Installation from command line (cmd.exe)

    Installing the ColorPlus Printer Driver on VDI

    The ColorPlus Printer Driver can be installed on Azure VDI, AWS VDI, VMware VDI, or any VDI system from the master image.
    The base requirement for licensing of the ColorPlus Printer Driver is the ColorPlus Printer Driver Special Installer with the licensing mechanism designed for VDI.
    The MSI or Interactive ColorPlus Printer Driver Special Installer can be requested from Black Ice Software Sales

    The Interactive or MSI ColorPlus Printer Driver Special Installer for VDI is not available for a single license and is not available from the online store only directly from Black Ice Software sales.

    Installing Black Ice products on Citrix VDI for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops

    Installing Black Ice products on Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

    .NET framework 4.0 or higher (Only required for Microsoft MSI installer)

    MSI Installers are available for the following Document Converter Printer Drivers:

    • ColorPlus Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server
    • ColorPlus X1 Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server
    • PDF Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server
    • PDF X1 Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server
    • TIFF/Monochrome Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server
    • TIFF/Monochrome X1 Printer Driver for both Desktop and Server

    MSI Installer samples are available for OEM Printer Drivers!

    For InstallShield MSI installer availability, please contact