ppmtomitsu(1)                                       ppmtomitsu(1)

NAME
       ppmtomitsu  -  convert  a  portable pixmap to a Mitsubishi
       S340-10 file

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 maxi-
       mum of 256 colors in the pixmap.  ppmtomitsu will  try  to
       position  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 produce
       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 sharpness.

       -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 differ-
              ent 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
       Mitsubishi Sublimation Full Color Printer S340-10 Specifi-
       cations of Parallel Interface LSP-F0232F

SEE ALSO
       ppmquant(1), pnmscale(1), ppm(5)

BUGS
       We didn't find any - yet. (Besides,  they're  called  fea-
       tures  anyway  :-) If you should find one, my email-adress
       is below.

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 1992, 93 by  S.Petra  Zeidler,  MPIfR  Bonn,
       Germany.  (spz@specklec.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de)

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