ppmtomitsu



Ppmtomitsu User Manual(0)                            Ppmtomitsu User Manual(0)




NAME

       ppmtomitsu - convert a PPM image to a Mitsubishi S340-10 file



SYNOPSIS

       ppmtomitsu

       [-sharpness val]

       [-enlarge val]

       [-media string]

       [-copy val]

       [-dpi300]

       [-tiny]

       [ppmfile]



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       ppmtomitsu  reads  a  PPM  image as input and converts it into a format
       suitable to be printed by a Mitsubishi S340-10 printer,  or  any  other
       Mitsubishi color sublimation printer.

       The  Mitsubishi S340-10 Color Sublimation printer supports 24bit color.
       Images of the available sizes take so long to transfer that there is  a
       fast method, employing a lookuptable, that ppmtomitsu will use if there
       is a maximum of 256 colors in the pixmap.  ppmtomitsu will try to posi-
       tion  your image to the center of the paper, and will rotate your image
       for you if xsize is larger than ysize.  If your image  is  larger  than
       the  media  allows,  ppmtomitsu  will  quit  with an error message. (We
       decided that the media were too expensive to have careless  users  pro-
       duce  misprints.)  Once data transmission has started, the job can’t be
       stopped in a sane way  without  resetting  the  printer.   The  printer
       understands  putting together images in the printers memory; ppmtomitsu
       doesn’t utilize this as pnmcat etc provide the same  functionality  and
       let you view the result on-screen, too.  The S340-10 is the lowest com-
       mon denominator printer; for higher  resolution  printers  there’s  the
       dpi300  option.  The  other  printers  also  support  higher values for
       enlarge eg, but I don’t think that’s  essential  enough  to  warrant  a
       change in the program.



OPTIONS

       -sharpness 1-4
              ’sharpness’  designation.  Default is  to use the current sharp-
              ness.


       -enlarge 1-3
              Enlarge by a factor; Default is 1 (no enlarge)


       -media {A|A4|AS|A4S}
              Designate the media you’re using.  Default is 1184 x 1350, which
              will  fit on any media.  A is 1216 x 1350, A4 is 1184 x 1452, AS
              is 1216 x 1650 and A4S is  1184  x  1754.   A  warning:  If  you
              specify  a  different  media than the printer currently has, the
              printer will wait until you put in the correct media  or  switch
              it off.


       -copy 1-9
              The number of copies to produce.  Default is 1.


       -dpi300
              Double  the  number  of allowed pixels for a S3600-30 Printer in
              S340-10 compatibility mode.  (The S3600-30 has 300 dpi).


       -tiny  Memory-safing, but always slow. The printer will  get  the  data
              line-by-line  in 24bit. It’s probably a good idea to use this if
              your machine starts paging a lot without this option.





REFERENCES

       Mitsubishi Sublimation Full Color  Printer  S340-10  Specifications  of
       Parallel Interface LSP-F0232F



SEE ALSO

       pnmquant(1), pamscale(1), ppm(1)



AUTHOR

       Copyright  (C)  1992,  93  by  S.Petra  Zeidler,  MPIfR  Bonn, Germany.
       (spz@specklec.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)



netpbm documentation              29 Jan 1992        Ppmtomitsu User Manual(0)

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