foo2qpdl-wrapper man page

foo2qpdl-wrapper — Convert Postscript into a QPDL printer stream

Synopsis

foo2qpdl-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

Description

foo2qpdl-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2qpdl printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to Samsung/Xerox QPDL printer format for driving the Samsung CLP-300, CLX-2160, CLX-3160, CLP-315, CLX-3175, CLP-600, CLP-610, CLP-620, CLP-360, CLP-365, and Xerox Phaser 6110 QPDL 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].

1CRD
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 [0].

MediaQPDL
plain0
thick1
thin2
bond3
color4
card5
labels6
envelope7
preprinted8
cotton9
recycled10
transparency11
archive12
-p paper

Paper size code to send to printer [0].

0letter1legal
2A43executive
6env #107env Monarch
8env C59env DL
11B5jis12B5iso
16A517A6
23env C624folio
25env 6.7526env #9
28oficio
-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 [255].

1auto2manual
3multi4tray1
-t
Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.
-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 foo2qpdl 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].
-l xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower right corner, in pixels [varies with paper size].
-L mask

Send the logical clipping values from -u/-l in the QPDL stream. foo2qpdl-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
-z model

Printer model. Model 0 is the default.

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

Color Tweaking Options

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

-a parm=val
Color Adjust. parm is b, c, s, cr, mg, yb for brightness, contrast, saturation, cyan-red balance, magenta-green balance, and yellow-blue balance. val is 0 to 100. Multiple options are allowed. The default is "-ab=50 -ac=50 -as=50 -acr=50 -amg=50 -ayb=50". This only works when the -z3 (e.g. CLP-365) model is set!
-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 foo2qpdl 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 QPDL stream from a Postscript document, examine it, and then print it using a RAW print queue:

foo2qpdl-wrapper testpage.ps > testpage.zm
qpdldecode < testpage.zm
lpr -P raw testpage.zm

Create a color QPDL stream from a Postscript document:

foo2qpdl-wrapper -c testpage.ps > testpage.zc

Files

/usr/bin/foo2qpdl-wrapper

See Also

foo2qpdl(1), qpdldecode(1)

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2qpdl.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

foo2qpdl(1), foo2zjs-icc2ps(1), foo2zjs-pstops(1), qpdldecode(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2qpdl-wrapper 0.0