ppmtomitsu


SYNOPSIS
       ppmtomitsu  [-sharpness val] [-enlarge val] [-media string] [-copy val]
       [-dpi300] [-tiny] [ppmfile]

DESCRIPTION
       Reads a portable pixmap 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.

       -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
       (spz@specklec.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)



                                  29 Jan 1992                    ppmtomitsu(1)
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