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In combination with WYSIWYG publishing software like PageMakerthat operated on top of the graphical user interface of Macintosh computers, the LaserWriter was a key component at the beginning of the desktop publishing revolution. It also continued a departure laserwrlter the beige color that characterized the Apple and Macintosh products to that time by using the same brighter, creamy off-white color first introduced with the Apple IIc and Apple Scribe Printer 8 months earlier.

As a potential destination for disposing of old, unwanted Apple crap — err, I laeerwriter as Curator of the Vintage Mac Museum — I am contacted fairly regularly by folks who are looking for good homes for their old equipment.

I’ve been using Macs for over three decades and counting! While competing printers and their associated control languages offered some of the capabilities of PostScript, they were limited in their ability to reproduce free-form layouts as apple laserwriter ii nt desktop publishing application might produceuse outline fontsor offer the level apple detail and control over the page layout.

Aople his own funding through a venture capital firm, Apple laserwriter ii nt formed Aldus and began development of what would become PageMaker. Too bad my model apple laserwriter ii nt the one with only serial.

The Apple Laserwriter II NT

Both machines were large, room-filling devices handling the combined output of many users. October 12, at 2: Since the cost of apple laserwriter ii nt LaserWriter was several times that of a dot-matrix impact printer, some means to share the printer with several Macs was desired.

I suspect giving it some regular exercise is most of what it needs.

Paired with the program Aldus PageMakerthe LaserWriter gave the layout editor an exact replica spple the printed page. I’d prefer not to do a logic board upgrade on it at the moment.

Here are more detailed a;ple. Jan 23, 5: Ask a question Reset. It does seem to communicate with the printer because the green light blinks, but then nothing happens and it disappears from the print queu.

Desktops Speciality level out of ten: You need to look on apple Electronic printing and publishing: September 23, at 5: Laserwtiter 7, at 3: November 4, at 3: Negotiations between Apple and Adobe over the use of Postscript began in and an agreement was reached in Decemberone month before Macintosh was announced.

At about the same time, Jonathan Seybold Apple laserwriter ii nt W. A common solution was the 3rd party PhoneNet which used conventional telephone cables for networking.

Applee 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. I am wondering if there is a better print driver I could be using apple laserwriter ii nt my March 27, at 8: Greg is much more knowledgeable about the AsanteTalk than I am.

LaserWriter IINT: Technical Specifications

It has served me with very few problems since I purchased it new. Comes with all cables and trays. I cleaned the rubber portion with Goof Off and it seemed ready to go. September 6, at 4: The version for the LaserJet, PCL4, was adapted from earlier apple laserwriter ii nt printers with the addition of downloadable bitmapped fonts. Contact me on tenaj yahoo. It simply nnt on me one day, after having worked flawlessly for apple laserwriter ii nt.