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foo2qpdl-wrapper – Convert Postscript into a QPDL printer stream


foo2qpdl-wrapper [options] [ps-file]


foo2qpdl-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the
foo2qpdl printer driver. This script reads a Postscript ps-file or
standard input and converts it to Samsung/Xerox QPDL printer format for
driving the Samsung CLP-300, CLX-2160, CLX-3160, CLP-315, CLX-3175,
CLP-600, CLP-610, CLP-620, CLP-360, CLP-365, and Xerox Phaser 6110 QPDL

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.

-c Print in color (else monochrome).

-C colormode
Color correction mode [0].

10 ICM color profile (using -G *.icm file)

-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 [0].

Media QPDL
plain 0
thick 1
thin 2
bond 3
color 4
card 5
labels 6
envelope 7
preprinted 8
cotton 9
recycled 10
transparency 11
archive 12

-p paper
Paper size code to send to printer [0].

│ 0 letter │ 1 legal │
│ 2 A4 │ 3 executive │
│ 6 env #10 │ 7 env Monarch │
│ 8 env C5 │ 9 env DL │
│11 B5jis │ 12 B5iso │
│16 A5 │ 17 A6 │
│23 env C6 │ 24 folio │
│25 env 6.75 │ 26 env #9 │
│28 oficio │ │
-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 [255].
│ │
│1 auto │ 2 manual
│3 multi │ 4 tray1

-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 foo2qpdl 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].

-l xoffxyoff
Set the offset of the end of the printable region from the lower
right corner, in pixels [varies with paper size].

-L mask
Send the logical clipping values from -u/-l in the QPDL stream.
foo2qpdl-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

-z model
Printer model. Model 0 is the default.

model Description
0 CLP-300, CLX-2160, CLX-3160
1 CLP-600
2 CLP-310, CLP-315, CLP-610, CLX-3175
3 CLP-620, CLP-360, CLP-365

Color Tweaking Options
These are the options used to control the quality of color output.
Color correction is currently a WORK IN PROGRESS.

-a parm=val
Color Adjust. parm is b, c, s, cr, mg, yb for brightness, con‐
trast, saturation, cyan-red balance, magenta-green balance, and
yellow-blue balance. val is 0 to 100. Multiple options are
allowed. The default is “-ab=50 -ac=50 -as=50 -acr=50 -amg=50
-ayb=50”. This only works when the -z3 (e.g. CLP-365) model is

-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. (WORK IN

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 foo2qpdl 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 QPDL stream from a Postscript document, examine it,
and then print it using a RAW print queue:

foo2qpdl-wrapper >
qpdldecode < lpr -P raw Create a color QPDL stream from a Postscript document: foo2qpdl-wrapper -c > testpage.zc



foo2qpdl, qpdldecode


Rick Richardson