foo2zjs-wrapper - Man Page

Convert Postscript into a ZJS printer stream


foo2zjs-wrapper [options] [ps-file]


foo2zjs-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2zjs printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to Zenographics ZjStream printer format for driving the Minolta/QMS 2300 DL network color laser printer and other Zenographics-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.


Print in color (else monochrome).

-C colormode

Color correction mode [0].

1Photos (using m2300w CRDs)
2Photos and text (using m2300w CRDs)
3Graphics and text (using m2300w CRDs)
10ICM color profile (using -G *.icm file)
-d duplex

Duplex code to send to printer [1].

1off2long edge3short edge
-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

Media2300DL2200DLHP 1018HP P1102HP
HP 1005HP 1020HP P1606CP1025
-p paper

Paper size code to send to printer [1].

PaperMC 2300DLHP 1018HP P1102HP
HP 1005HP 1020HP P1606CP1025
env #1020202020
env DL27272727
env CL28282828
env B534343434
env Monarch37373737
postcard (japan)na2604343
double postcard rotatedna2618282
16k 197x273na257257257
fanfold german legalna258258258
16k 184x260nana263263
16k 195x270nana264264
photo 4x6nanana268
photo 5x8nanana269
photo 10x15nanana270
-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].


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.

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 foo2zjs 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. foo2zjs-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

Do not send START_PLANE codes on monochrome output.  May be needed by some monochrome-only printers, such as the HP LaserJet 1000.

-X padlen

Add extra zero padding to the end of BID segments.  The default is 16 bytes.  Padding 16 bytes of zeroes is needed for older ZjStream printers, such as the Minolta 2200DL and HP LaserJet 1000, and seems harmless to newer ones, such as the Minolta 2300DL.  So the default should be good for all cases.

-z model

Model. Default is 0.

0KM 2300DL / HP 1000 / HP 1005
1HP 1018 / HP 1020 / HP 1022
2HP Pro P1102 / P1566 / P1606dn
3HP Pro CP1025

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).


Prepend 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 foo2zjs 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.

-D level

Set Debug level [0].


Create a monochrome ZjStream from a Postscript document, examine it, and then print it using a RAW print queue:

foo2zjs-wrapper >
zjsdecode <
lpr -P raw

Create a color ZjStream stream from a Postscript document:

foo2zjs-wrapper -c > testpage.zc



See Also

foo2zjs(1), zjsdecode(1)


Rick Richardson <>

Referenced By

foo2zjs(1), foo2zjs-icc2ps(1), foo2zjs-pstops(1), zjsdecode(1).

Tue Jan 28 18:52:18 2020 foo2zjs-wrapper 0.0