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foo2hp2600-wrapper – Convert Postscript into a ZJS printer stream


foo2hp2600-wrapper [options] [ps-file]


foo2hp2600-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the
foo2hp printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or stan‐
dard input and converts it to Zenographics ZjStream printer format for
driving the Hewlett-Packard 2600n color laser printer and other Zeno‐
graphics-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



Normal Options
These are the options used to select the parameters of a print job that
are usually controlled on a per job basis.

-b bits
Number of bits per plane. 1 or 2. [1].

-c Print in color (else monochrome).

-d duplex
Duplex code to send to printer [1].
│ │ │
│1 off │ 2 long edge │ 3 short edge

-m media
Media code to send to printer [1].

Media HPLJ 2600n
plain 1
preprinted 514
letterhead 513
transparency 2
prepunched 515
labels 265
bond 260
recycled 516
color 512
tough 276
envelope 267
light 258
heavy 262
cardstock 261
lightglossy 268
glossy 269
heavyglossy 270
cover 277
photo 278

-p paper
Paper size code to send to printer [1].

│ 1 letter │ 9 A4 │
│ 5 legal │ 11 A5 │
│ 7 executive │ 13 B5jis │
│20 env #10 │ 27 env DL │
│28 env C5 │ 34 env B5 │
│37 env Monarch │ │
-n copies
Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [1200×600].

-s source
Source (Input Slot) code to send to printer [7].
│ │
│1 tray 2 │ 4 manual/tray 1
│2 tray 3 │ 7 auto

-t Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.

-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 foo2hp 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.
foo2hp2600-wrapper always runs Ghostscript with the ideal page
dimensions, so that the scale of the image is correct, regard‐
less 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

0 don’t send any logical clipping amounts
1 only send Y clipping amount
2 only send X clipping amount
3 send both X and Y clipping amounts

-O parm=val
Alignment of CMYK. parm is c, m, y, or k. val is in rows.
Multiple options are allowed. The default is “-Oc=0 -Om=0 -Oy=0

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

-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: Model: 0=HP CLJ 1600/2600n; 1=HP CLJ CP1215

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

-G profile.icm
Convert profile.icm to a Postscript color rendering dictionary
(CRD) using foo2zjs-icc2ps and adjust the printer colors by
using the Postscript setcolorrendering operator. If profile.icm
is none.icm, then prepare for ordering a ICM custom printer pro‐
file (i.e. from

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=Col‐
orimetric, 2=Saturation, 3=Absolute. Default is 0 (perceptual).

Debugging Options
These options are used for debugging foo2hp 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.

1 Cyan
2 Magenta
3 Yellow
4 Black

-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:

foo2hp2600-wrapper >
zjsdecode < lpr -P raw Create a color ZjStream stream from a Postscript document: foo2hp2600-wrapper -c > testpage.zc



foo2hp, zjsdecode


Rick Richardson