foo2qpdl man page

foo2qpdl — Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a QPDL printer stream


foo2qpdl [options] <pbmraw-file >qpdl-file

foo2qpdl [options] <bitcmyk-file >qpdl-file

foo2qpdl [options] <pksmraw-file >qpdl-file


foo2qpdl converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or pksmraw output formats to monochrome or color QPDL streams, for driving the Samsung CLP-300, CLX-2160, CLP-600, CLX-3160, CLP-610 CLP-620, CLP-360, CLP-365, and the Xerox Phaser 6110 QPDL 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.


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 [0].

Media QPDL
plain 0
thick 1
thin 2
bond 3
color 4
card 5
labels 6
envelope 7
preprinted 8
cotton 9
recycled 10
transparency 11
archive 12
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [0].

0 letter 1 legal
2 A4 3 executive
6 env #10 7 env Monarch
8 env C5 9 env DL
11 B5jis 12 B5iso
16 A5 17 A6
23 env C6 24 folio
25 env 6.75 26 env #9
28 oficio 21 custom
-n copies

Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres

Set device resolution in pixels/inch [1200x600].

-s source

Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [255].

1 auto 2 manual
3 multi 4 tray1

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 foo2qpdl for a particular printer.

-a b,c,s,cr,mg,yb

Color Adjust: brightness, contrast, saturation, cyan-red balance, magenta-green balance, and yellow-blue balance from 0 to 100. The default is 50,50,50,50,50,50. This only works when the -z3 (e.g. CLP-365) model is set!

-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 QPDL stream [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

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.

-z model

Printer model. Model 0 is the default.

model Description
0 CLP-300, CLX-2160, CLX-3160
1 CLP-600
2 CLP-310, CLP-315, CLP-610, CLX-3175
3 CLP-620, CLP-360, CLP-365

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2qpdl.

-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 QPDL stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2qpdl -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p0 >

Create a color QPDL stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g10200x6600 -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2qpdl -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p0 >testpage.zc



See Also

foo2qpdl-wrapper(1), qpdldecode(1)


Rick Richardson <>

Referenced By

foo2qpdl-wrapper(1), qpdldecode(1).

Tue Jul 31 12:46:02 2018 foo2qpdl 0.0