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Convert .phs output for an Epson ESC/P2 printer
phs-to-escp2 [-A] [-B size] [-b size] [-C] [-c colors] [-D debug_fname] [-d] [-h height] [-M model] [-m model] [-n name] [-ocn] [-oD n] [-odn] [-of] [-oh] [-oin] [-omn] [-opn] [-oQn] [-oq] [-orn] [-oSX,Y] [-oyn] [-P file] [-p start[,end]] [-pr] [-s level] [-U filename] [-V] [-w width] [-x offset] [-y offset] filename
- Force anti-aliasing of fonts.
- -B size
- Specify the size of the printer buffer in bytes. This buffer is used if the specified input file is a FIFO.
- -b size
- Specify the size of the printer buffer, in bytes.
- Disable the compression of output data.
- -c colors
- The number of colors available; a value of 1 indicates 256 colors, and a value of 3 indicates 16 million colors.
- -D debug_fname
- Send debug information to the specified file.
- Delete the input file after processing.
- -h height
- Specify the initial height of the source image. The default is 480 pixels.
- -M model
- Select the model by specifying the QNX model ID, which is a hexadecimal
If model is less than 0x4000, it's assumed to be an
old-style Epson model number (400, 500, 600. 800, ...).
The default is determined from the command name. For example, if invoked as Pp.escp2.600, the default model is 600.
- -m model
- Select the model by specifying the MicroSoft model ID, which is a string of up to 20 ASCII characters.
- -n name
- Specify the name of the printer.
- Adjust the cyan gamma correction for Floyd-Steinberg dithering. A negative value means less, positive means more.
- Specify the Ink Dot size.
- Set printer graphical depletion (default: 2). Ranges between 0 (disabled) and 5 (remove every fifth pixel).
- Enable Floyd-Steinberg dithering (default: -oq).
- Enable halftone dithering (default: -oq).
- Adjust the intensity (10-49 is dark, 50 is normal, and 51-99 is light). The default is 50.
- Adjust the magenta gamma correction for Floyd-Steinberg dithering. A negative value means less, positive means more.
- Specify printing type. Choices are: 1 (B/W); 3 (CMY color); 4 (CMYK).
- Set the print quality (0 is draft, 1 is normal, 2 is high). The default is 1.
- Use the QNX dithering method (default).
- Set the resolution; the default is 360 DPI unless specified by the source file. Valid choices are 180, 360, and 720.
- Scale the image in the X or Y dimension
(e.g. -oS0.75,0.6). The scale value may be:
- Scale as a multiple of the source image size. For example, use -oS-1,-1 to print the image at exactly its source size. Each pixel of the image will correspond to one printed dot on the page. The size of the printed image will vary depending on the printer resolution (DPI).
- Scale as a multiple of the page size. For example, use -oS1,1 to print the image at the full page size. In this example, the image will be distorted if its aspect ratio (X:Y) is different from the page's width:height ratio.
- Use the maximum size while respecting the aspect ratio of the source image. For example, -oS0,0.5 scales the image to half the height of the page and scales the width of the image proportionately.
If you set only the X scale factor, the Y scale factor is assumed to be the same value. For example, -oS0.5 sets both X and Y to 0.5, meaning the image will fill ¼ of the page.
- Adjust the yellow gamma correction for Floyd-Steinberg dithering. A negative value means less, positive means more.
- -P file
- The name of the Photon palette file to use. The default is default.pal.
- -p start[,end]
- Specify the starting (and optionally ending) page number to print. If start is greater than end, the pages are printed in reverse order.
- Print the entire file in reverse order.
- -s level
- Specify the reporting level, where level is an integer.
- -U filename
- Delete this file when the print job is completed.
- Be verbose (-VV: be more verbose).
- -w width
- Specify the initial width of the source image. The default is 640 pixels.
- -x offset
- The initial x offset (default: 0).
- -y offset
- The initial y offset (default: 0).
- Name of a Photon draw-stream (*.phs) file.
This utility converts Photon draw-stream (.phs) output into a form that an Epson ESC/P2 printer understands. The configuration file for Epson ESC/P2 printers, /etc/printers/epson.cfg, specifies phs-to-escp2 as a filter for spooler to use.
The output is sent to stdout. Typically, this is redirected to a printer device, as shown in the example.
phs-to-escp2 file.phs >/dev/par
“Printing with spooler” in the Printing chapter of the Neutrino User's Guide