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NAME

foo2slx – Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a SLX
printer stream

SYNOPSIS

foo2slx [options] slx-file

foo2slx [options] slx-file

foo2slx [options] slx-file

DESCRIPTION

foo2slx converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or pksmraw output formats
to monochrome or color SLX streams, for driving the Lexmark C500 net‐
work color laser printer and other SLZ-based printers. The SLX stream
is a variant of ZjStream produced by Software Imaging K.K.

COMMAND LINE

OPTIONS

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 Force color mode if autodetect doesn’t work.

-g xpixxypix
Set page dimensions in pixels [10200×6600].

-m media
Media code to send to printer [0].

───────────────────────
Media SLX
───────────────────────
plain 0
transparency 1
labels 2
thick1 3
envelope1 4
thin 5
thick2 6
envelope2 7
middle 8
special 9

-p paper
Paper code to send to printer [6].

┌───────────────┬─────────────┐
│ 6 letter │ 2 A4 │
│ 9 legal │ 4 B5 │
│ 8 executive │ 5 B5iso │
│10 env #10 │ 11 env DL │
└───────────────┴─────────────┘
-n copies
Number of copies [1].

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

-s source
Source (InputSlot) code to send to printer [0].
│ │
│0 auto │ 1 cassette1

Printer Tweaking Options
These are the options used to customize the operation of foo2slx 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].

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

-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 foo2slx.

-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].

EXAMPLES
Create a black and white SLX stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE
-sPAPERSIZE=letter -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=pbmraw
-sOutputFile=- – < testpage.ps | foo2slx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zm

Create a color SLX stream:

gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dQUIET -dNOPAUSE
-sPAPERSIZE=letter -g10200x6600 -r1200x600 -sDEVICE=bitcmyk
-sOutputFile=- – < testpage.ps | foo2slx -r1200x600 -g10200x6600 -p1 >testpage.zc

FILES
/usr/bin/foo2slx

SEE ALSO

foo2slx-wrapper, slxdecode

AUTHOR

Rick Richardson
http://foo2slx.rkkda.com/