pbmtoepson



Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)                            Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)




NAME

       pbmtoepson - convert a PBM image into Epson printer graphics



SYNOPSIS

       pbmtoepson

       [-dpi=n] [-protocol={escp9|escp}] [-adjacent] [-noadjacent]

       [pbmfile]



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pbmtoepson  reads  a  PBM image as input and produces a stream of Epson
       printer graphics as output.

       The input is from the file identified by the pbmfile  argument  or,  if
       you  don’t specify pbmfile, from Standard Input.  Output is to Standard
       Output.

       The output is for traditional (ca 1991) Epson 9-wire dot matrix  (some-
       times  called  ESC/P  9-wire)  printers or newer ESC/P printers.  For a
       more modern Epson ESC/P2 type printer, try pbmtoescp2.

       Before Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004), pbmtoepson  could  not  produce  ESC/P
       streams -- only ESC/P 9-wire.

       The Epson printer protocols are described in
        Epson’s protocol specification .

       Note that there is no epsontopbm tool - this transformation is one way.



OPTIONS

       -protocol={escp9|escp}
              This determines which Epson printer protocol  the  output  uses.
              escp9  is  the  older  ESC/P  9-pin protocol.  escp is the newer
              ESC/P protocol.  For the even newer ESC/P2 protocol, you have to
              use pbmtoescp2 instead.

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).



       -dpi=n This  specifies  the  horizontal print density in dots per inch.
              The protocol allows only certain values: 60, 72,  80,  90,  120,
              144, and 240.  Actually, the ESC/P protocol allows a few others,
              but pbmtoepson doesn’t know how to generate the command  streams
              that use them.

              If you don’t specify this, pbmtoepson chooses a horizontal print
              density for you consistent with your other options.

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).


       -adjacent

       -noadjacent
              These options determine whether the output select ’adjacent  dot
              printing’ or not, whatever that is.

              If  you  don’t  specify  this,  pbmtoepson  selects adjacent dot
              printing unless that is incompatible with your other options.

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).






SEE ALSO

       pbmtoescp2(1), pbm(1),



AUTHOR

       Copyright (C) 1991 by John Tiller (tiller@galois.msfc.nasa.gov) and Jef
       Poskanzer.



netpbm documentation             8 August 2003       Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)

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