Package foo2hbpl

Linux printer driver for HBPL protocol

foo2hbpl is an open source printer driver for printers that use the HBPL
version 2 wire protocol for their print data, such as the Dell 1355, Fuji Xerox
DocuPrint CM205 or the Xerox WorkCentre 6015. These printers are often
erroneously referred to as winprinters or GDI printers. However, Microsoft GDI
only mandates the API between an application and the printer driver, not the
protocol on the wire between the printer driver and the printer. In fact, HBPL
printers are raster printers which happen to use a very efficient wire
protocol. HBPL is just one of many wire protocols that are in use today, such
as Postscript, PCL, Epson, ZjStream, etc.

Users of this package are requested to visit the author's web page at and consider contributing.

General Commands (Section 1)
foo2hbpl2 converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or pksmraw output formats to monochrome or color HBPL version 2 streams, for driving the Dell 1355, Dell C1765...
foo2hbpl2-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2hbpl2 printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and...
hbpldecode decodes a HBPL stream into human readable form. HBPL is Host Based Printer Language. There are two versions of HBPL in existence. Version one is an...