The hot folder is a flexible feature for automatically laying out files on a page and then printing them. It is associated with a set of functions and settings registered as a program. Simply placing a file in a hot folder will prompt the associated program to run, and output the document, without you having to start this application or program.

If your printing queue is Print Server, then the dropped files in the hot folder will be processed in Print Server, if Print Server has not own configured Hot folder in Print Server hot folder settings.


From the top of the window, on the buttons bar, the Hot Folder button takes to the Hot Folders dialog. Click on the 'New' button to open the configuration dialog, the 'Del' button to erase any, or the button 'Configure' if you want to make changes to any configuration you already have.


The Hot folder configuration window opens, showing you several settings for its use.


Parameter configurations

  • If you tick on the Active option, the jobs sent to the hot folder will be printed automatically.
  • The interval time is a option to modify the time it takes to load the files to print.
  • From the square with three dots next to the Path dialog, navigate to the directory you want to use as your Hot folder input.
  • Treating subfolders as single jobs will include all items in one job.
  • The recursive will treat files inside one folder as a single job.


  • Layout: When printing with Print Server, then jobs will generate.
  • Roll width: Defines the media roll or page width. 
  • Origin X/Origin Y: Defines the disposition of the image on the page with the center option.
  • Design separation: The distance between the designs on the page. 
  • Nesting: Designs will be distributed most efficiently. 
  • Allow rotation: Allows file rotation for the best fit. 
  • Fit in page: Scales the image to the page. 
  • EasyCut mode: Prints stripes along the left page side in the print direction to allow easy cuts.

Printing trigger condition

  • Minimum number of documents required to be sent to print.
  • Minimum length printout required to send to print
  • The idle time must be reached without receiving more files to print to start printing. The counter is reset each time a file is received in the hot folder.

If you choose multiple options, printing will start with the first one that is fulfilled.

Output settings

  • Allows to change the destination printer and the calibration scheme used to print.
  • Properties show the printer scheme parameters.
  • The auto-select option will use the profile of the job that you put in the hot folder and will be automatically selected.

Output folder

  • If you want to set an Output folder, you can just go to the directory you want to use from the three dots button.
  • Allows to keep file source name.
  • Allows to overwrite if a file exists.

Action to perform with processed files

  • The option to delete source files after being processed.
  • The option to move files to a specific folder. The three dots button lets you choose the folder.

Print Server's Hot Folder