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NAME

foo2xqx-wrapper – Convert Postscript into a XQX printer stream

SYNOPSIS

foo2xqx-wrapper [options] [ps-file]

DESCRIPTION

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 Laser‐
Jet 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.

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.

-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 M1005
─────────────────────────
standard 1
transparency 2
envelope 257
letterhead 259
thick 261
postcard 262
labels 263

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

┌──────────────────┬───────────────────┐
│ 1 letter │ 9 A4 │
│ 5 legal │ 11 A5 │
│ 7 executive │ 13 B5 │
│ 20 env #10 │ 27 env DL │
│ 28 env C5 │ 34 env B5 │
│ 37 env Monarch │ 257 16k 197×273 │
│263 16k 184×260 │ 263 16k 195×270 │
└──────────────────┴───────────────────┘
-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 upper │ 4 manual │
│2 lower │ 7 auto │
└──────────┴────────────┘
-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.

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 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, 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
cases.

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

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

-D level
Set Debug level [0].

EXAMPLES
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 FILES /usr/bin/foo2xqx-wrapper

SEE ALSO

foo2xqx, xqxdecode

AUTHOR

Rick Richardson
http://foo2xqx.rkkda.com/