foo2xqx man page

foo2xqx — Convert Ghostscript pbmraw into a XQX printer stream


foo2xqx [options] <pbmraw-file >xqx-file


foo2xqx converts Ghostscript pbmraw to monochrome XQX streams, for driving the HP LaserJet P1005/P1006/P1007/P1008, the HP LaserJet P1505, the HP LaserJet P2014, the HP LaserJet M1005 MFP, the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP, the HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf MFP, and other XQX-based 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.

-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 [1].

Media M1005
standard 1
transparency 2
envelope 257
letterhead 259
thick 261
postcard 262
labels 263
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1 letter 9 A4
5 legal 11 A5
7 executive 13 B5
20 env #10 27 env DL
28 env C5 34 env B5
37 env Monarch 257 16k 197x273
263 16k 184x260 264 16k 195x270
-n copies

Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres

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

-s source

Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [7].

1 upper 4 manual
2 lower 7 auto

Draft mode.  Every other pixel is white.

-T density

Print density (1-5).  The default is 3 (medium).

-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 foo2xqx 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].

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.

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2xqx.

-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 XQX stream:

    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - <  
| foo2xqx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >



See Also

foo2xqx-wrapper(1), xqxdecode(1)


Rick Richardson <>

Referenced By

foo2xqx-wrapper(1), xqxdecode(1).

Wed Feb 07 10:04:15 2018 foo2xqx 0.0