pbmpage [-a4] test_pattern

This program is part of Netpbm.

pbmpage generates a one page test pattern to print on a sheet of
paper, for use in calibrating a printer. The test pattern in is PBM

pbmpage produces an image intended for 600 dots per inch printer reso-

If you are printing on an HP PPA printer, you can convert the output
of this program to a stream that you can feed to the printer with pbm-

Bear in mind that when you print the test pattern, you are testing not
only the printer, but any converter or driver software along the
printing path. Any one of these components may adjust margins, crop
the image, erase edges, and such.

If, due to addition of margins, the printer refuses to print the image
because it is too big, use pamcut to cut the right and bottom edges
off the test pattern until it is small enough to print.

test_pattern is the number of the test pattern to generate, as fol-
lows. The default is 1.

1 A black on white grid ruled in numbers of pixels. A black one

2 A vertical line segment, one pixel wide, extending 1/2' up from

3 Two diagonal line segments, one starting at the upper left cor-

-a4 Generate an image for A4 (European) paper. Without this

pbmtoppa, pamcut, pbm

Tim Norman. Copyright (C) 1998. Licensed under GNU Public License

Manual page by Bryan Henderson, May 2000. Contributed to the public
domain by its author.

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