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foo2xqx-wrapper

Convert Postscript into a XQX printer stream

foo2xqx-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

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.

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].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

-p paper

Paper size code to send to printer [1].

-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].

-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.

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.

Debugging Options
These options are used for debugging foo2xqx and its wrapper.
-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:

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

/usr/bin/foo2xqx-wrapper

foo2xqx(1), xqxdecode(1)

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

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