foo2hbpl2-wrapper man page

foo2hbpl2-wrapper — Convert Postscript into a ZJS printer stream

Synopsis

foo2hbpl2-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

Description

foo2hbpl2-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2hbpl2 printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to Zenographics ZjStream printer format for driving the Dell 1355, Dell C1765, Epson AcuLaser M1400, Epson AcuLaser CX17NF, Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM205, Fuji Xerox DocuPrint CM215, Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P205, Xerox Phaser 3010, Xerox Phaser 3040, Xerox WorkCentre 3045 MFP, and Xerox WorkCentre 6015 MFP printers.

This script can be used in a standalone fashion, but is intended to be called from a printer spooler system which uses the Foomatic printer database.

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.

-c
Print in color (else monochrome).
-C colormode

Color correction mode [0].

10ICM color profile (using -G *.icm file)
-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1off2long edge3short edge
-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

MediaHBPL
plain1
bond2
lwcard3
lwgcard4
labels5
envelope6
recycled7
plain28
bond29
lwcard210
lwgcard211
recycled212
-p paper

Paper size code to send to printer [1].

PaperHBPL
A41
B5jis2
A53
letter4
executive5
fanfold german legal6
folio6
legal7
env#109
envMonarch10
envC511
envDL12
-n copies
Number of copies [1].
-r xresxyres
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [1200x600].
-s source

Source (Input Slot) code to send to printer [7].

1upper4manual
2lower7auto
-t
Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.
-T density
Print density (1-5). The default is 3 (medium).
-2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -8 -9 -10 -12 -14 -15 -16 -18
Print in N-up. Requires the psutils package.
-o orient

Orientation used for N-up.

Portrait-op(normal)
Landscape-ol(rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise)
Seascape-os(rotated 90 degrees clockwise)

Printer Tweaking Options

These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2hbpl2 for a particular printer.

-u xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the start of the printable region from the upper left corner, in pixels [varies with paper size]. The defaults should work on the 2200DL and 2300DL, and have not been tested on any other printers.
-l xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower right corner, in pixels [varies with paper size]. The defaults should work on the 2200DL and 2300DL, and have not been tested on any other printers.
-L mask

Send the logical clipping values from -u/-l in the ZjStream. foo2hbpl2-wrapper always runs Ghostscript with the ideal page dimensions, so that the scale of the image is correct, regardless whether or not the printer has unprintable regions. This option is used to move the position of the clipped image back to where it belongs on the page. The default is to send the amount which was clipped by -u and -l, and should be good in most cases.

0don't send any logical clipping amounts
1only send Y clipping amount
2only send X clipping amount
3send both X and Y clipping amounts
-P
Do not send START_PLANE codes on monochrome output. May be needed by some monochrome-only printers, such as the HP LaserJet 1000.
-X padlen
Add extra zero padding to the end of BID segments. The default is 16 bytes. Padding 16 bytes of zeroes is needed for older ZjStream printers, such as the Minolta 2200DL and HP LaserJet 1000, and seems harmless to newer ones, such as the Minolta 2300DL. So the default should be good for all cases.

Color Tweaking Options

These are the options used to control the quality of color output. Color correction is currently a WORK IN PROGRESS.

-g gsopts
Additional options to pass to Ghostscript, such as -g“-dDITHERPPI=nnn”, etc. This option may appear more than once.
-G profile.icm
Convert profile.icm to a Postscript color rendering dictionary (CRD) using icc2ps and adjust the printer colors by using the Postscript setcolorrendering operator. (WORK IN PROGRESS).
-G gamma-file.ps
Prepend gamma-file.ps to the Postscript input to perform color correction using the setcolortransfer Postscript operator. For example, the file might contain:
{0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} setcolortransfer
-I intent
Select profile intent from the ICM file. 0=Perceptual, 1=Colorimetric, 2=Saturation, 3=Absolute. Default is 0 (perceptual).

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2hbpl2 and its wrapper.

-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 monochrome ZjStream from a Postscript document, examine it, and then print it using a RAW print queue:

foo2hbpl2-wrapper testpage.ps > testpage.prn
hbpl2decode < testpage.prn
lpr -P raw testpage.prn

Create a color ZjStream stream from a Postscript document:

foo2hbpl2-wrapper -c testpage.ps > testpage.prn

Files

/usr/bin/foo2hbpl2-wrapper

See Also

foo2hbpl2(1), hbpldecode(1)

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2hbpl.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

foo2hbpl2(1), hbpldecode(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2hbpl2-wrapper 0.0