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Windows still doesn't come with a print PDF option so users still need to make use of a PDF printer driver when they want to print PDF files. PDF printer drivers allow you to save a file that you can print as a PDF, making it easy for any computer to print the document without much hassle. There are so many programs that act as PDF Printers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and in this article, we are going to take a critical look at 10 of the best in the business. This way, next time you need to print PDF documents you have a solution at hand.

Part 1Top 10 Virtual PDF Printers

1. Wondershare PDFelement

As one of the best PDF printers, Wondershare PDFelement comes equipped with features that make PDF printing that much easier. Its print function is easy to use and therefore doesn’t require much input from the user. As matter of fact, its printing function is one of the best in the industry in terms of efficiency and ease of use.

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PDFelement allows you to easily print the original PDF file without altering the formatting. But if you would like to make any changes to the document, PDFelement will make it very easy thanks to its numerous editing features. You can add text, remove text, add images, remove images and even annotate the document. All of these features and many more make Wondershare PDFelement the ultimate PDF printer for Windows.

Pros of using PDFelement:

  • It is very easy to use and highly reliable.
  • The document's formatting will remain intact.
  • Multiple choices you can choose when printing PDF files. You can print PDF with comments or without; you can print PDF with booklet, you can also print PDF with double sides.

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2. Adobe® Acrobat® XI Printer

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We can't talk about PDF without mentioning Adobe. It is one of the most popular PDF printers in the business and has remained the go-to solution for most users. Adobe offers a one stop solution for all PDF related needs including PDF printing. It offers a wide range of editing and annotation functions through plugins and supports all types of PDF files, even encrypted ones.

Pros of using Acrobat:

  • It is very reliable.
  • It's PDF printing features are also quite easily accessible.
  • The user can edit the PDF anyway they want to by using one of the many available plugins.

Cons of using Acrobat:

3. Foxit PDF Printer

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This free PDF printer is a great solution if you are looking for a light PDF printer that is just as reliable. Foxit has recently gained popularity thanks to the fact that it comes loaded with a great deal of features that increase its capability when it comes to PDF editing and printing. Editing with Foxit is easy and it also doesn’t hurt that the program comes with a very pleasing user interface.

Pros of using Foxit:

  • It is completely free.
  • The printing function is easy to use and reliable.
  • It comes with a pleasing and very easy to use interface.

Cons of using Foxit:

  • The editing function is fairly limited as compared to the other to we have seen above.

4. Soda PDF Printer

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Soda PDF is another PDF printer that offers numerous features packed into a pleasing user interface that is not intimidating to the user at all. It comes packed with features that make PDF printing and editing that much easier for the user. For instance, you can use it to annotate the PDF, add and remove images from the document before printing. You even get the option to save the PDF file to numerous cloud services such as OneDrive and Google Drive.

Pros of using Soda PDF:

  • It is an easy to use PDF printer with great features.
  • Its editing features work very well to allow you to make changes to the document before printing.

Cons of using Soda PDF:

  • The installation package comes with a third-party application.
  • At $59, it is pricey although there is a 14-day free trial offer available.

5. PDF-Xchange Printer

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PDF-Xchange may not have a very pleasing user interface but it is a highly reliable PDF printer that makes it very easy for users to print PDF. Its editing features are also quite competitive, making it easier for the user to edit and annotate the document before printing. It is also one of the most popular lightweight PDF software in the market.

Pros of using PDF-Xchange:

  • It is lightweight and very easy to use.
  • Its editing features are passable and highly functional.

Cons of using PDF-Xchange:

  • Its user interface is not that pleasing to look at.
  • It is expensive compared to its competitors and the trial version is very limited in capability.

6. Nitro PDF Printer

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This is the PDF printer to go for when you want a program that doesn’t come with an overabundance of features. Nitro will not overwhelm the user with features but it is highly reliable and a favorite of many who simply want to read and print PDF files easily. It can uniquely load up multiple documents together, making document comparison easy. It does come with a handful of annotation tools that allow users to markup the document and it can also be used to convert PDF to other formats.

Pros of using Nitro:

  • It comes with a pleasing interface that is easy to navigate.
  • The lack of many features makes it easy to manage.
  • It is completely free to use.
  • You can convert PDF to other formats.

Cons of using Nitro:

  • The lack of features means that it is not a good option when you want to make significant changes to the document.

7. Sumatra PDF Printer

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This PDF printer is completely stripped of all the editing features you will find on all the others we have seen so far. This makes it one of the lightest PDF programs in the business but it also takes away the ability to make any changes to the document. It is a great solution if you just want a program to read and print PDF. On the plus side, it is completely free to use.

Pros of using Sumatra PDF:

  • It is completely free to use.
  • It can be used to read other file types including MOBI and EPUB.

Cons of using Sumatra PDF:

  • The lack of features makes it less than helpful if you want to edit the PDF.

8. Expert PDF Printer

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This free PDF reader and printer can easily handle light annotation and editing, making it a great solution if you don't want to edit the PDF too much. It is a great solution if you are just looking for a PDF reader as it offers that service perfectly but no more.

Pros of using Expert PDF:

  • It is very easy to use and comes with a great user interface.
  • It is completely free to use.

Cons of using Expert PDF:

  • It doesn't offer much in terms of editing.

9. Cute PDF

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This is a PDF printer that works with every application including web browsers, text editors, image editors and many more. It is also very useful in the creation of PDF documents and also comes with a number of features designed to help you edit PDF.

Pros of using Cute PDF:

  • It is very easy to use and completely free.
  • Its features make it easy for you to edit existing PDF documents and create new PDF document.

Cons of using Cute PDF:

  • It doesn't allow users to convert PDF to other formats.

10. FreePDF Printer

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This one functions like an installation wizard and is quite different from the all the others on this list. Printing is very easy and you can also use it to send PDF files via email. Its editing and conversion features are however quite limited.

Pros of using FreePDF:

  • It is completely free to use.
  • PDF printing is very easy. All you have to is select the document, set the printing options and you are ready.

Cons of using FreePDF:

  • It cannot be used to edit or convert the PDF to other formats.
  • Its interface is not all that pleasing or what you are used to.

Part 2How to Print PDF with PDFelement

The following simple steps demonstrate how easy it is to use PDFelement to print PDF files.

Step 1: Open PDF

Begin by downloading and installing PDFelement to your Windows computer. Once the program has been installed correctly, launch it.

To open the PDF file, simply drag and drop the PDF files from a location on your computer to PDFelement's main interface. Or click on the "Open File" button and select you PDF in the folder.

Step 2: Print PDF in Windows

To print the PDF file, click on "File" and then select "Print".

Next, specify the "Printer" "Page Range" "Copies" and then click "Print" to complete the process.

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