Convert Postscript into a XQX printer stream
see also :
foo2xqx - xqxdecode
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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
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
LaserJet P2014, the HP LaserJet M1005 MFP, the HP LaserJet
M1120 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
command line options
These are the options used to select the parameters of a print
job that are usually controlled on a per job basis.
Duplex code to send to printer .
Media code to send to printer .
Paper size code to send to printer .
Number of copies .
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [1200x600].
Source (Input Slot) code to send to printer .
Draft mode. Every other pixel is white.
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.
Orientation used for N-up.
Printer Tweaking Options
These are the options used to customize the operation of
foo2xqx for a particular printer.
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.
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.
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,
regardless 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
These options are used for debugging foo2xqx and its
Set Debug level .