we use the netpbm package rather than convert.
/usr/local/bin/tifftopnm $file | pnmtops -w 11 -h 17 | lp -d $printer
This seems to work pretty well.
We got the package sometime ago from
* wuarchive.wustl.edu (126.96.36.199),
Not sure if it is still there, but a search for netpbm might bring you joy ;-)
I am using the linux/unix "convert" command to change FTP'd DiFAX maps into
Postscript files to print them. Since an upgrade to Redhat 7.3, the output PS files have
grown from ~1.5 MB to 13 MB. Is there any way I can make them smaller? My printer (HP
LaserJet 4000) is choking on them due to the large size. Any help greatly appreciated.