foo2xqx-wrapper man page

foo2xqx-wrapper — Convert Postscript into a XQX printer stream

Synopsis

foo2xqx-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

Description

foo2xqx-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2xqx printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to XQX printer format 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.

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.

-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1off2long edge3short edge
-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

MediaM1005
standard1
transparency2
envelope257
letterhead259
thick261
postcard262
labels263
-p paper

Paper size code to send to printer [1].

1letter9A4
5legal11A5
7executive13B5
20env #1027env DL
28env C534env B5
37env Monarch25716k 197x273
26316k 184x26026316k 195x270
-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 [7].

1upper4manual
2lower7auto
-t
Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.
-T density
Print density (1-5). The default is 3 (medium).
-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 foo2xqx 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. foo2xqx-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

Debugging Options

These options are used for debugging foo2xqx and its wrapper.

-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:

foo2xqx-wrapper testpage.ps > testpage.xqx
xqxdecode < testpage.xqx
lpr -P raw testpage.xqx

Files

/usr/bin/foo2xqx-wrapper

See Also

foo2xqx(1), xqxdecode(1)

Author

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

Referenced By

foo2xqx(1), foo2zjs-pstops(1), xqxdecode(1).

Sat Oct 08 18:08:05 2016 foo2xqx-wrapper 0.0