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Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)                            Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)

       pbmtoepson - convert a PBM image into Epson printer graphics


       [-dpi=n] [-protocol={escp9|escp}] [-adjacent] [-noadjacent]


       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pbmtoepson reads a PBM image as input and produces a stream of Epson printer graphics as output.

       The  input  is from the file identified by the pbmfile argument or, if you don't specify pbmfile, from Standard
       Input.  Output is to Standard Output.

       The output is for traditional (ca 1991) Epson 9-wire dot matrix (sometimes called  ESC/P  9-wire)  printers  or
       newer ESC/P printers.  For a more modern Epson ESC/P2 type printer, try pbmtoescp2.

       Before Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004), pbmtoepson could not produce ESC/P streams -- only ESC/P 9-wire.

       The Epson printer protocols are described in Epson's protocol specification.

       Note that there is no epsontopbm tool - this transformation is one way.

              This  determines which Epson printer protocol the output uses.  escp9 is the older ESC/P 9-pin protocol.
              escp is the newer ESC/P protocol.  For the even newer  ESC/P2  protocol,  you  have  to  use  pbmtoescp2

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).

       -dpi=n This  specifies the horizontal print density in dots per inch.  The protocol allows only certain values:
              60, 72, 80, 90, 120, 144, and 240.  Actually, the ESC/P protocol allows a  few  others,  but  pbmtoepson
              doesn't know how to generate the command streams that use them.

              If  you  don't  specify this, pbmtoepson chooses a horizontal print density for you consistent with your
              other options.

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).


              These options determine whether the output uses 'adjacent dot printing' or not, whatever that is.

              If you don't specify this, pbmtoepson selects adjacent dot printing unless  that  is  incompatible  with
              your other options.

              This option was new in Netpbm 10.23 (July 2004).

       pbmtoescp2(1), pbm(1),

       Copyright (C) 1991 by John Tiller ( and Jef Poskanzer.

netpbm documentation             8 August 2003       Pbmtoepson User Manual(0)