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].

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

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1 off 2 long edge 3 short edge
-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 size 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
-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].

1 auto 2 manual
3 multi 4 tray1
-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.

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
-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

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.

1 Cyan
2 Magenta
3 Yellow
4 Black
-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).

Wed Aug 02 02:03:46 2017 foo2qpdl-wrapper 0.0