Using Canon print engines and built like tanks, these workhorses helped many businesses and graphic designers earn their livings. The room now had that familiar odor of hot plastic and fused toner we all used to know so well, but the job was complete. As a potential destination for disposing of old, unwanted Apple crap — err, I mean as Curator of the Vintage Mac Museum — I am contacted fairly regularly by folks who are looking for good homes for their old equipment. A common solution was the 3rd party PhoneNet which used conventional telephone cables for networking. It got weird on me, probably because of dried-up ink. I installed the Cyrillic font on my PowerBook c, selected the LaserWriter via the Chooser, and started to print out a document.

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Adam, just picked laserwritr a LWII!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

While competing printers and their associated control laserqriter offered some of the capabilities of PostScript, they were limited in their ability to reproduce free-form layouts as a desktop publishing application might produceuse appoe fontsor offer the level of detail and control over the page layout.


Apple’s Five Most Important Printers. Laser printing traces its history to efforts by Gary Starkweather at Xerox inwhich resulted in a commercial system called the Xerox Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland January 30, at Electronic printing and publishing: Inside the Publishing Revolution.

Retrieved on July 21, This website is using cookies. Seybold ‘s son introduced Paul Brainerd to Apple, where he learned of Apple’s laser printer efforts and saw the potential for a new program using the Mac’s GUI to produce PostScript output for the new printer.

I suspect giving it some regular exercise is most of what it needs. In the same time-frame as Apple’s LaserWriter, Adobe was licensing the very same version of PostScript to Apple’s potential competitors Apple’s PostScript licensing terms were non-exclusive ; however, all non-Apple licensees of PostScript generally employed one of Adobe’s PostScript “reference models” Atlas, Redstone, etc.

It has been a few years since I have used it, but it was still working then.

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Replaced power supply, AC supply board, fuser and pickup roller!!! Lately it has been jamming and I was told it was the cassette pickup roller. As a result, the LaserWriter was also one of Lasserwriter most expensive offerings. Twenty years after it was manufactured the thing still worked, albeit with a few creaks and groans.

How are you communicating with it?

Frustrating, as it had worked fine just a few weeks before. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Apple Inc. Slowly and methodically I printed out about pages of Ukrainian text. October 12, at 2: Negotiations alple Apple and Adobe over the use of Postscript began in and an agreement was reached in Decemberone month before Macintosh was announced. I could get refurbished ones for awhile, and, then, none. The version for the LaserJet, PCL4, was adapted from earlier inkjet printers with the addition of downloadable bitmapped fonts.


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I declined… Also, I started having trouble with the paper feed. It simply died on laserwriyer one day, after having worked flawlessly for years.

September 23, at 5: This puppy reliably printed anything I threw at it: Post note; they need to be in working order and I need to be able to purchase the period correct paper that works with them also. Across all the different models, the print engine was laserwrjter same. Close things up, try again, another jam.