Package foo2lava

Linux printer driver for Zenographics LAVAFLOW protocol

foo2lava is an open source printer driver for printers that use the
Zenographics LAVAFLOW wire protocol for their print data, such as the Konica
Minolta magicolor 1600W or the Konica Minolta magicolor 2530 DL or the Konica
Minolta magicolor 1690MF or the Konica Minolta magicolor 2490 MFor the Konica
Minolta magicolor 4690 MF. These printers are often erroneously referred to as
winprinters or GDI printers. However, Microsoft GDI only mandates the API
between an application and the printer driver, not the protocol on the wire
between the printer driver and the printer. In fact, LAVAFLOW printers are
raster printers which happen to use a very efficient wire protocol which was
developed by Zenographics and licensed by most major printer manufacturers for
at least some of their product lines. LAVAFLOW is just one of many wire
protocols that are in use today, such as Postscript, PCL, Epson, ZjStream, etc.

Users of this package are requested to visit the author's web page at and consider contributing.

General Commands
Command Description
foo2lava Convert Ghostscript pbmraw or bitcmyk format into a LAVAFLOW or a OPL printer...
foo2lava-wrapper Convert Postscript into a LAVAFLOW or OPL printer stream
lavadecode Decode a LAVAFLOW stream into human readable form.
opldecode Decode a Raster Object (opl) stream into human readable form.