ELS, PLUS, MFAX, TIFF
tiffhp [ options ] files ...
The tiffhp program converts TIFF format files to Hewlett-Packard's PCL format for printing on HP compatible printers. The converted TIFF files are written on standard output. tiffhp could, for example, be used to print a document on the default printer using the following command:
tiffhp file | lp
Note that on some systems (for example SCO) the binary output of the tiffhp comand will not be properly passed to the printer unless the "raw" or "graphics" option to the lp command is used. For example:
tiffhp file | lp -og
Please refer to the documentation for your lp print spooler command for details.
-c Generate compressed PCL output. This option is applicable only to printers that support compressed graphics. This includes the HP DeskJet printer, LaserJet III and higher, and LaserJet IIP printer, but does not include the HP LaserJet or LaserJet IID printers.
-150 Print at 150 dpi. This is the default.
-200 Print at 200 dpi. This will usually give the highest quality output but not all PCL printers support 200 dpi. If you experience problems using this option then please select either 150 or 300 dpi operation.
-300 Print at 300 dpi. Output quality will be improved at the expense of much larger print files. Contrary to normal expectations, 300 dpi will not produce better output quality than 200 dpi, in fact on most faxes the output will look better at 200dpi than 300 dpi.
-p paper Set paper type. The following paper types are supported: letter, legal, executive, a4, com-10, comarc, c5, dl.
-o list Convert only those pages specified in list of pages. Pages can be any combination of a comma-separated list of page numbers or ranges. Ranges have the form X-Y; a missing X implies page one, a missing Y implies the last page.
-r Suppress the printer reset command before every page. By default the tiffhp command resets the printer between pages. If you are also using special lp flags to arrange for the fax to be printed using a specific paper tray this reset command may interfere with the paper selection command. In this case try running tiffhp using the -r flag.
HP's PCL language, unfortunately, varies from printer to printer. Also, some printers have insufficient memory to print at 300 dpi. tiffhp's default options have been chosen to generate output printable on any HP PCL compatible printer. Improved performance can be realized, however, by taking advantage of the compressed graphics support available with the newer printers and using the -c option to tiffhp. Note that compressed output is roughly half the size of uncompressed print files.
lp print spool command for your operating system
tiffps from the Faximum documentation
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