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foo2slx — Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a SLX printer stream

Synopsis

foo2slx [options] <pbmraw-file >slx-file

foo2slx [options] <bitcmyk-file >slx-file

foo2slx [options] <pksmraw-file >slx-file

Description

foo2slx converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or pksmraw output formats to monochrome or color SLX streams, for driving the Lexmark C500 network color laser printer and other SLZ-based printers. The SLX stream is a variant of ZjStream produced by Software Imaging K.K.

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
Force color mode if autodetect doesn't work.
-g xpixxypix
Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].
-m media

Media code to send to printer [0].

MediaSLX
plain0
transparency1
labels2
thick13
envelope14
thin5
thick26
envelope27
middle8
special9
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [6].

6letter2A4
9legal4B5
8executive5B5iso
10env #1011env DL
-n copies
Number of copies [1].
-r xresxyres
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [1200x600].
-s source

Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [0].

0auto1cassette1

Printer Tweaking Options

These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2slx 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
-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.

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2slx.

-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 SLX stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2slx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zm

Create a color SLX stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -g10200x6600 -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2slx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zc

Files

/usr/bin/foo2slx

See Also

foo2slx-wrapper(1), slxdecode(1)

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2slx.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

foo2slx-wrapper(1), slxdecode(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2slx 0.0