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


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

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

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


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].


Force color mode if autodetect doesn't work.

-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1 off 2 long edge 3 short edge
-g xpixxypix

Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

Media HPLJ 2600n
plain 1
preprinted 514
letterhead 513
transparency 2
prepunched 515
labels 265
bond 260
recycled 516
color 512
tough 276
envelope 267
light 258
heavy 262
cardstock 261
lightglossy 268
glossy 269
heavyglossy 270
cover 277
photo 278
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1 letter 9 A4
5 legal 11 A5
7 executive 13 B5jis
20 env #10 27 env DL
28 env C5 34 env B5
37 env 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].

1 tray 2 7 auto
2 tray 1

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].

0 don't send any logical clipping amounts
1 only send Y clipping amount
2 only send X clipping amount
3 send both X and Y clipping amounts
-O c,m,y,k

Alignment of CMYK in rows. The default is 0,0,0,0.


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.


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


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.

1 Cyan
2 Magenta
3 Yellow
4 Black
-D level

Set Debug level [0].


Create a black and white ZJS stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r600x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >

Create a color ZJS stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g5100x6600 -r600x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2hp -r600x600 -g5100x6600 -p1 >testpage.zc



See Also

foo2hp2600-wrapper(1), zjsdecode(1)


Rick Richardson <>

Referenced By


Wed Feb 07 10:04:15 2018 foo2hp 0.0