pcl3opts — determine options for the ghostscript driver pcl3 from a
pcl3opts [-o output_file] [input_file ...]
The command pcl3opts is intended to help in determining which options
one should use when calling ghostscript using pcl3 for driving a PCL-3+
printer. It analyzes one or more PCL input_files and issues on the
output_file its best guess as to which options one should specify in
order to produce files using a similar configuration. The default out-
put_file is standard output. If no input_files are specified, the com-
mand reads from standard input.
This command is mostly of interest if you have access to PCL files gen-
erated by software provided by the printer’s manufacturer, for example
if you have a manufacturer-supplied Microsoft Windows driver for your
printer. In that case you can generate a few files under Windows using
different settings and let pcl3opts examine them.
Note that pcl3opts cannot guarantee that the collection of options it
proposes leads to a file which is understood by the printer. It can
merely provide a best guess.
In addition, some settings require interpretation of the page contents
in order to properly translate them into options for pcl3 and some can-
not reliably be derived from a PCL file at all. Finding good values
for these parameters is beyond pcl3opts’s capabilities. This includes
LeadingEdge, SendBlackLast, Tumble and the distinction between the
colour models CMY+K and CMYK.
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