foo2slx-wrapper man page

foo2slx-wrapper — Convert Postscript into a SLX printer stream

Synopsis

foo2slx-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

Description

foo2slx-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2slx printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to Software Imaging K.K. SLX printer format for driving the Lexmark C500 network color laser printer and other SLX-based 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).
-m media

Media code to send to printer [0].

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

Paper size 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 (Input Slot) code to send to printer [0].

0auto1cassette1
-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 foo2slx 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]. The defaults should work on the 2200DL and 2300DL, and have not been tested on any other printers.
-l xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower right corner, in pixels [varies with paper size]. The defaults should work on the 2200DL and 2300DL, and have not been tested on any other printers.
-L mask

Send the logical clipping values from -u/-l in the ZjStream. foo2slx-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

Color Tweaking Options

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

-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 foo2slx 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 ZjStream from a Postscript document, examine it, and then print it using a RAW print queue:

foo2slx-wrapper testpage.ps > testpage.zm
slxdecode < testpage.zm
lpr -P raw testpage.zm

Create a color ZjStream stream from a Postscript document:

foo2slx-wrapper -c testpage.ps > testpage.zc

Files

/usr/bin/foo2slx-wrapper

See Also

foo2slx(1), slxdecode(1)

Author

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

Referenced By

foo2slx(1), foo2zjs-pstops(1), slxdecode(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2slx-wrapper 0.0