create a one page test pattern for printing
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pbmtoppa - pnmcut
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generates a one page test pattern to print on a sheet of
paper, for use in calibrating a printer. The test pattern in
is PBM format.
produces an image intended for 600 dots per inch printer
If you are
printing on an HP PPA printer, you can convert the output of
this program to a stream that you can feed to the printer
Bear in mind
that when you print the test pattern, you are testing not
only the printer, but any converter or driver software along
the printing path. Any one of these components may adjust
margins, crop the image, erase edges, and such.
If, due to
addition of margins, the printer refuses to print the image
because it is too big, use pnmcut to cut the right
and bottom edges off the test pattern until it is small
enough to print.
is the number of the test pattern to generate, as follows.
The default is 1.
A grid ruled in numbers of pixels. The outermost rules
are exactly at the edges of the paper.
A vertical line segment, one pixel wide, extending
1/2" up from the exact center of the page.
Two diagonal line segments, one starting at the upper
left corner of the page, the other starting from the lower
left corner of the page. Both extend 1/2" toward the
center of the page at 45 degrees.
Generate an image for A4
(European) paper. Without this option, pbmpage
generates an image for US standard paper (8 1/2" wide x
pnmcut , pbm
Copyright (C) 1998. Licensed under GNU Public License
Manual page by
Bryan Henderson, May 2000.