tiffhp - Convert TIFF Files to HP PCL
[ options ] files ...
tiffhp program converts TIFF-F 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
tiffhp file | lp
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.
- Generate compressed PCL output. This option is applicable only to
printers that support compressed graphics. This includes the
HP DeskJet printer, LaserJet IIP, and LaserJet III and 4 printers, but does
not include the HP LaserJet, LaserJet II, or LaserJet IID printers.
- Print at 150 dpi. This is the default.
- Print at 300 dpi. Output quality will be improved at the expense
of much larger print files.
- -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.