hpset - printer commands
hpset [-hco] [commands ...]
hpset is used to send commands to a printer. These commands are synonyms
for ESC Codes based on the PCL standard from Hewlet Packard.
-c redirect output to stdout
-oname redirect output into the specified file or device redirect
-h prints a help message
back Puts every setting back to the printer defaults.
test Starts the self test.
out If paper is inside the printer it will be thrown out.
cr activates the linefeed
lbon acivates the linebreak.
forces the printer to print only from left to right.
forces the printer to print only from right to left.
forces the printer in both ways.
The following commands are not executed but printed.
execon The following commands are executed.
nice High quality printing.
econo Enables fast and economic printing.
Printing in landscape format.
Printing in portrait format.
lpinum Sets the lines per inch. For num use 6 or 8.
The following commands must be sent in the given order and sequence. The
sequence looks like,
hpset [characterset] [characterdistance] [character density]
[point size] [type position] [line strength] [type]
english ISO 4
ansi ANSI ASCII ISO 6
sweden ISO 10
italian ISO 15
spain ISO 17
german ISO 21
france ISO 69
If you’ve choosen proportional you dont have to set the character density.
cpi# # is one of 5,6,10,12,16,16.67,20,24
point# # is one of 4.75,5,6,7,8,9.5,10,12,14,19,24
Notice that not every combination of the commands above is possible. Refer
to the manual of HPSET where you can find a table with allowed combinations.
report them to firstname.lastname@example.org