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foo2hp — Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a ZJS printer stream

Synopsis

foo2hp [options] <pbmraw-file >zjs-file

foo2hp [options] <bitcmyk-file >zjs-file

foo2hp [options] <cups-file >zjs-file

Description

foo2hp converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or cups output formats to monochrome or color ZJS streams, for driving the Hewlett-Packard 2600n color laser printer and other Zenographics-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.

-b bits
Bits per plane if autodetect doesn't work (1 or 2) [1].
-c
Force color mode if autodetect doesn't work.
-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1off2long edge3short edge
-g xpixxypix
Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].
-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

MediaHPLJ 2600n
plain1
preprinted514
letterhead513
transparency2
prepunched515
labels265
bond260
recycled516
color512
tough276
envelope267
light258
heavy262
cardstock261
lightglossy268
glossy269
heavyglossy270
cover277
photo278
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1letter9A4
5legal11A5
7executive13B5jis
20env #1027env DL
28env C534env B5
37env Monarch
-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 27auto
2tray 1
-t
Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.
-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 foo2hp 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
-O c,m,y,k
Alignment of CMYK in rows. The default is 0,0,0,0.
-P
Do not send START_PLANE codes on monochrome output. May be needed by some black and white only printers, such as the HP LaserJet 1000.
-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.
-X padlen
Add extra zero padding to the end of BID segments. The default is 16 bytes.

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2hp.

-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 ZJS stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.zm

Create a color ZJS stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.zc

Files

/usr/bin/foo2hp

See Also

foo2hp2600-wrapper(1), zjsdecode(1)

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2hp.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

foo2hp2600-wrapper(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2hp 0.0