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Convert Ghostscript pbmraw into a XQX printer stream

Synopsis

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

Description

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 M1132s 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].

1off2long edge3short edge
-g xpixxypix

Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

MediaM1005
standard1
transparency2
envelope257
letterhead259
thick261
postcard262
labels263
-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

1letter9A4
5legal11A5
7executive13B5
20env #1027env DL
28env C534env B5
37env Monarch25716k 197x273
26316k 184x26026416k 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].

1upper4manual
2lower7auto
-t

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].

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 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.

1Cyan
2Magenta
3Yellow
4Black
-D level

Set Debug level [0].

Examples

Create a black and white XQX stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE  
    -sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw  
    -sOutputFile=- - < testpage.ps  
| foo2xqx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zm

Files

/usr/bin/foo2xqx

See Also

foo2xqx-wrapper(1), xqxdecode(1)

Author

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
http://foo2xqx.rkkda.com/

Referenced By

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

Tue Jan 26 06:19:13 2021 foo2xqx 0.0