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Convert Ghostscript pbmraw into a DDST printer stream

Synopsis

foo2ddst [options] <pbmraw-file >ddst-file

Description

foo2ddst converts Ghostscript pbmraw to monochrome DDST streams, for driving the Ricoh Aficio SP 112, the Ricoh Aficio SP 201, and other DDST-based printers.

Command Line Options

Normal Options

These are the options used to select the parameters of a print job that are usually controlled on a per job basis.

-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1off2long edge3short edge
-g xpixxypix

Set page dimensions in pixels [5100x6600].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

MediaCode
plain&recycled1
paper2
thin3
thick4
recycled5
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1letter5A4
2legal6A5
3executive7A6
4invoice(5.5x8.5)8B5 JIS
1016k 197x273
1116k 184x2601216k 195x270
-n copies

Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres

Set device resolution in pixels/inch [600x600].

-s source

Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [7].

1tray 12manual
-t

Draft mode.  Every other pixel is white.

-T density

Print density (1-5).  The default is 3 (medium).

-J filename

Filename string to send to printer.

-U username

Username string to send to printer.

Printer Tweaking Options

These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2ddst for a particular printer.

-u xoffxyoff

Set the offset of the start of the printable region from the upper left corner, in pixels [0x0].

-l xoffxyoff

Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower right corner, in pixels [0x0].

-L mask

Send logical clipping amounts implied by -u/-l in the ZjStream [3].

0don't send any logical clipping amounts
1only send Y clipping amount
2only send X clipping amount
3send both X and Y clipping amounts
-A

AllIsBlack: convert C=1,M=1,Y=1 to just K=1.  Works with bitcmyk input only.

-B

BlackClears: K=1 forces C,M,Y to 0.  Works with bitcmyk input only.

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2ddst.

-S plane

Output just a single color plane from a color print and print it on the black plane.  The default is to output all color planes.

1Cyan
2Magenta
3Yellow
4Black
-D level

Set Debug level [0].

Examples

Create a black and white DDST stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2ddst -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zm

Files

/usr/bin/foo2ddst

See Also

foo2ddst-wrapper(1), ddstdecode(1)
https://github.com/madlynx/ricoh-sp100

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2ddst.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

ddstdecode(1), foo2ddst-wrapper(1).

Tue Jan 26 06:19:13 2021 foo2ddst 0.0