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foo2xqx

Convert Ghostscript pbmraw into a XQX printer stream

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

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 M1212nf MFP, and other XQX-based printers.

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].

-g xpixxypix

Set page dimensions in pixels [10200x6600].

-m media

Media code to send to printer [1].

-p paper

Paper code to send to printer [1].

-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].

-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].

-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.

-D level

Set Debug level [0].

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

/usr/bin/foo2xqx

foo2xqx-wrapper(1), xqxdecode(1)

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

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