Supported Formats

2Printer can automate printing from command line. It supports more than 90 file formats (115 file extensions) including:

  • Images: TIFF, JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TGA, DCM, RAW, PSD, CDR, and other image types;
  • Office documents: PDF, DOC, DOCX, XPS, HTML, TXT, XLS, XLSX, CSV, PPT, PPTX, RTF, VSD, VSDX;
  • CAD drawings: DWG, DXF, DFT, SLDDRW;
  • Email files: EML, MSG, OST, PST, P7M, and many more.

2Printer's internal engine prints most file types on its own – there's no need to install any additional software to get things done. For some formats, though, you need to have a program installed that opens a specific file. Since you work with these files, it is likely that you already have the necessary software. Please refer to Required software column:

Extension Description Required software
BAT, CMD, JavaScript, VBS, PS1, PS1M Script file Internal engine
BMP, DIB Bitmap Image Internal engine
CDR CorelDraw CorelDraw
CGM Computer Graphics Metafile CorelDraw
CSV Comma-Separated Values CSV Microsoft Excel or Open Office
DCX Dcx Image Internal engine
DICOM DICOM Image (.dcm, .dic) Internal engine
DOC, DOT Microsoft Word Document Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
DOCX, DOTX (?) Microsoft Word Document Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
DFT Solid Edge Draft Document Solid Edge
DWF DesignReview Drawing Autodesk AutoCAD, DesignReview
DWFX DesignReview Drawing Autodesk AutoCAD, DesignReview
DWG, DXF Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Internal engine
EMF Enhanced Metafile Internal engine
EML (?), MSG Attachments and email headers Internal engine
GIF GIF Image Internal engine
HPGL (?) Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language for printers Internal engine
HTM, HTML Html Document Internal engine
ICS (?) iCalendar File  Microsoft Outlook
IDW, IPT, IAM, IPN Autodesk Inventor Drawing Autodesk Inventor
INDD, INDP, IDAP, INDT, INDL, INX, IDML, QXD, QXT, INDB (?) Adobe InDesign file Adobe InDesign
JBIG, JBG Jbig Image Internal engine
JPG, JPEG, JFIF Jpeg Image Internal engine
MCDX, MCTX Mathcad Worksheet File MathCAD Prime
MHT, MHTML Mht Document Internal engine
MPP Microsoft Project file Microsoft Project 2010 or newer
MSG Microsoft Outlook Message Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer
ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG, ODF OpenOffice / LibreOffice Document OpenOffice or LibreOffice
ONE OneNote Microsoft OneNote 2010 or newer
OST Offline Outlook Data File Internal engine
PCX Pcx Image Internal engine
PDF (?) Portable Document Format Internal engine or Acrobat or Acrobat Reader
PLT (?) AutoCAD Plotter Document Internal engine
P7M  Digitally Encrypted Message (smime.p7m) Internal engine
PNG Png Image Internal engine
PPT Microsoft Power Point Presentation Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
PPTX, PPSX Microsoft Power Point Presentation Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
PS Post Script GostScript
PSD Adobe Photoshop Image Internal engine
PST Outlook Data File Internal engine
PUB Microsoft Publisher Publication Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer
RTF Rich Text Document Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice or Wordpad
SLDDRW, EPRT, EPRTX, EASM, EASMX, EDRW, EDRWX, SLDPRT, SLDASM, SLDDRW, PRTDOT, ASMDOT, DRWDOT, 3DXML, STL, CALS, PRT, XPR, ASM, XAS Solid Works Drawing eDrawings Viewer 2015 or newer version
SNP Microsoft Access SNAP Image Internal engine
SVG Scalable Vector Graphic OpenOffice or LibreOffice
SVGZ Scalable Vector Graphic zipped Corel Draw
SWF (?) Small web format Internal engine
TGA Tga Image Internal engine
TIF, TIFF Tiff Image Internal engine
TXT, TEXT, JAVA Text Document Internal engine
VSD, VSDX Microsoft Visio Drawing Microsoft Visio 2003 or newer
VSDM Microsoft Visio Macro-Enabled Drawing Microsoft Visio 2013 or newer
WMF Windows Metafile Internal engine
WPC Word Perfect Document Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer
XLS Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
XLSX, XLSM Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or newer or OpenOffice or LibreOffice
XML XML files Internal engine
XPS, OXPS Microsoft XPS Document Internal engine
ZPL (?) Zebra ZPL file Internal engine

Adobe PDF

PDF, Portable Document Format (.pdf) invented by Adobe is one of the most popular formats for document exchange nowadays. PDF can be opened in a browser, Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader (or another PDF viewer). One of the key features of this format is its ability to preserve the original content, including pictures, links, and formatting. It displays the exact same content and layout no matter which hardware, software, or OS is used. The original file will look the same, whether on-screen or printed on paper. 2Printer can print PDF from command line: PDF/A, PDF/E, PDF/X, PDF Portfolio files, PDF files with attachments, and others. No additional software is required.

Adobe InDesign (*.indd, *.indp, *.idap, *.indt, *.indl, *.inx, *.idml, *.qxd, *.qxt, *.indb)

INDD files are usually used for publishing flyers, newspapers, and various visual layouts. Great news for graphic designers and production artists! 2Printer can batch print INDD and other InDesign files. Adobe InDesign must be installed on the system where 2Printer is used.

EML (*.eml)

Typically, EML files are email messages containing the content of a message, along with the subject, sender, recipient(s), and date. They can be opened by an email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or Apple Mail. These files can contain attachments and email headers. To process EML files and their attachments with 2Printer, you don't need to have Microsoft Outlook or another email client installed.

HPGL (*.hp *.hpg *.hpgl)

HPGL is a printer control language created by Hewlett-Packard. Initially used by HP plotters, it later became a standard for almost all plotters and printers. 2Printer supports both HPGL/1 and HPGL/2 formats.

iCalendar (*.ics)

2Printer can batch print Outlook iCalendar (.ics) files. An ICS file is an iCalendar file, which is a plain text file containing calendar event details like description, beginning and ending times, location, etc. To bulk print these files, Microsoft Outlook must be installed.

Microsoft Word 

Word document is a proprietary format developed by Microsoft. Word documents are usually .doc or .docx files that are opened and edited by Word desktop app, which is a part of Microsoft 365 (also known as Office 365 or Microsoft Office Suite). 2Printer can automate printing of multiple Word documents: DOC or DOCX and other text documents such as RTF or TXT. To process these files, 2Printer will need Word (or OpenOffice or LibreOffice as free alternatives) installed.

Why are some Microsoft documents blocked by default?

Microsoft Office Trust Center may either totally block "old" or "risky" file types, or add an extra step of opening them in Protected View. This was made so that the user does not accidentally open potentially infected files or files with viruses contained in macros. For example, if you know you don't use DOC files and don't usually share them with customers, you can block them. This way, if you receive an infected file, you do not accidentally "automatically" open it, infecting your computer.

Opening these file types is optional and may be changed in Microsoft Word or Excel settings (Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings… > File Block Settings).

2Printer can print both "new" and "old" types of Word 95-2007 and Excel documents that are considered obsolete. These files may not be opened in Word or Excel by default, but 2Printer can auto print them with no issues.

PLT (*.plt)

PLT file extension is most commonly associated with the Autodesk AutoCAD software application. The PLT files that are used by CAD software contain vector graphic plotter files. Other applications also use the .plt extension for plotter files, such as the HP Graphics Language and OziExplorer software applications.

SWF (*.swf)

Small Web Format is a file extension for a Shockwave Flash file format created by Macromedia and now owned by Adobe. It is designed for efficient delivery over the web and can contain video and vector-based animations or sound.

Zebra ZPL (*.zpl)

Zebra ZPL file format invented by Zebra Technologies is used to create shipping labels, industrial barcodes, or QR-codes for produсt items and goods. Based on ZPL II programming language, it has become a standard for developing label files. ZPL label printers use this format as instruction for creating the images printed on the labels. For example, it tells the printer the print density, label size, position, and other parameters.