5 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2017 12:53 AM by Test Screen Name

    PDF Security

    Gerzav

      Hello

      I need to ensure that a pdf file can only be printed once.

      What software can I use?

        • 1. Re: PDF Security
          Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

          None such.

          • 2. Re: PDF Security
            try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            What's the point? Once someone prints it they can make multiple copies with a photocopier, or scan it back and create a new, non-secured file...

            • 3. Re: PDF Security
              Gerzav Level 1

              I have a digital printing company.

              Some of our clients send us the files (PDF) to print but they need us to guarantee in some way that the work was only printed once.

              For example lottery tickets, stamps for medical orders, tickets, etc. Would be numbered prints that would only have to be printed once. With unique numbering unrepeatable.

              Is there any way to create a pdf file with the restriction of e that can be printed once ??

              • 4. Re: PDF Security
                try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                AFAIK, no. If they want to do it like that they should do it in-house and

                delete the files immedialtely once they are printed.

                • 5. Re: PDF Security
                  Test Screen Name Most Valuable Participant

                  These are important issues. They do not rely on "print once" ideas, and recognise that people have scanners and copiers. Event tickets use barcodes. Lottery tickets have barcodes or numbers. The essence is a checking system at the delivery side. Or not. Large standing concerts scan barcodes, while theatres do not; two people trying to occupy the same seat is obvious. Lottery tickets are booked when claimed, and so on.

                   

                  If if your clients want guarantees of the impossible they will struggle to find a service provider.