Color Postscript with xpr

Color Postscript with xpr

Post by David Osbo » Thu, 30 May 1996 04:00:00



In sending xwindow dump files that have been formatted for postscript
(xpr -device ps) to an HP-5m color laserjet, the prints come out black &
white.  Is the xpr utility under 9.05 compatible with color postscript??

If not, is an updated xpr utility available?

 
 
 

Color Postscript with xpr

Post by Howard Stroy » Thu, 30 May 1996 04:00:00


: In sending xwindow dump files that have been formatted for postscript
: (xpr -device ps) to an HP-5m color laserjet, the prints come out black &
: white.  Is the xpr utility under 9.05 compatible with color postscript??

No.

: If not, is an updated xpr utility available?

No, the xpr is asis from the X consortium and they haven't added color PS
support.

There are several alternatives.

For command line interfaces you can get ImageMagick, or pbm (Portable
Bit Map manipulation).

For GUI based tools there's xv and a slew of others.

If you're looking for something on the standard HP-UX there's

    xwd | xwd2sb | pcltrans | lp -oraw

This will produce pcl that the printer will accept as "raw" data.
You'll need to set some options on the pcltrans function.
I'd try -I -P .

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1. xpr source with Paintjet/Deskjet color support

We are currently using HP-UX 8,02 on an 817s.  We make use of
xpr to print dumps of screens and windows.  We would like to
use the same techniques on other systems like AIX, but have found
that most other vendor OS's do not include support for HP Paintjet
and Deskjet color printers in the xpr utility.

Does anyone know where source for an xpr program with the aforementioned
printer support can be obtained?  As a wild thought, would HP part with it
to support purchase and use of their printers on other non-HP systems?

Thanks in advance.
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