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foo2oak-wrapper - Convert Postscript into an OAKT printer stream


foo2oak-wrapper [options] [ps-file]


foo2oak-wrapper is a Foomatic compatible printer wrapper for the foo2oak printer driver.
This script reads a Postscript ps-file or standard input and converts it to Oak Technology
OAKT printer format for driving the HP Color LaserJet 1500 laser printer, Kyocera
KM-1636/KM-2035 copiers, and other OAKT-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.


Normal Options
These are the options used to select the parameters of a print job that are usually
controlled on a per job basis.

-b bits
Number of bits per plane (1 or 2) [1].

-c Print in color (else monochrome).

-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 HP CLJ 1500 KM-1635
-z0 -z1
autoselect 0 0
plain 1 1
preprinted 2 2
letterhead 3 3
transparency 4 4
prepunched 5 5
labels 6 6
bond 7 7
recycled 8 8
color 9 9
cardstock 10 10
envelope 11 11
light 13 na
tough 14 na
vellum na 15
rough na 16
thick na 19
highqual na 20

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

│ 1 letter │ 3 ledger │
│ 5 legal │ 6 statement │
│ 7 executive │ 8 A3 │
│ 9 A4 │ 11 A5 │
│ 12 B4 │ 13 B5jis │
│ 14 folio │ 19 env9 │
│ 20 env10 │ 27 envDL │
│ 28 envC5 │ 30 envC4 │
│ 37 envMonarch │ 257 A6 │
│258 B6 │ 259 B5iso │
│260 env6 │ │
-n copies
Number of copies [1].

-r xresxyres
Set device resolution in pixels/inch [600x600].

-s source
Source (Input Slot) code to send to printer [7].
│ │
│1 tray1 │ 2 tray2
│4 manual │ 7 auto

-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 foo2oak 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 OAKT stream. foo2oak-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 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

-z model
Model is 0 for the HP Color LaserJet 1500, and 1 for the Kyocera KM-1635/KM-2035
copiers. The default is 0.

Color Tweaking Options
These are the options used to control the quality of color output. Color correction is
currently a WORK IN PROGRESS.

-g gsopts
Additional options to pass to Ghostscript, such as -g“-dDITHERPPI=nnn”, etc. This
option may appear more than once.

-G profile.icm
Convert profile.icm to a Postscript color rendering dictionary (CRD) using foo2zjs-
icc2ps and adjust the printer colors by using the Postscript setcolorrendering
operator. (WORK IN PROGRESS).

-G gamma-file.ps
Prepend gamma-file.ps to the Postscript input to perform color correction using the
setcolortransfer Postscript operator. For example, the file might contain:
{0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} {0.333 exp} setcolortransfer

-I intent
Select profile intent from the ICM file. 0=Perceptual, 1=Colorimetric,
2=Saturation, 3=Absolute. Default is 0 (perceptual).

Debugging Options
These options are used for debugging foo2oak and its wrapper.

-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].


Create a monochrome OAKT stream from a Postscript document, examine it, and then print it
using a RAW print queue:

foo2oak-wrapper testpage.ps > testpage.oak
oakdecode < testpage.oak
lpr -P raw testpage.oak

Create a color OAKT stream from a Postscript document:

foo2oak-wrapper -c testpage.ps > testpage.oak

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