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

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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

foo2slx [options] <pbmraw-file >slx-file
 
foo2slx [options] <bitcmyk-file >slx-file
 
foo2slx [options] <pksmraw-file >slx-file

DESCRIPTION

foo2slx converts Ghostscript pbmraw, bitcmyk, or pksmraw output formats to monochrome or color SLX streams, for driving the Lexmark C500 network 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 [10200x6600].
-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 [1200x600].
-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(1), slxdecode(1)

AUTHOR

Rick Richardson <rick.richardson@comcast.net>
 
http://foo2slx.rkkda.com/
Sun Jun 18 15:05:18 2017 foo2slx 0.0