StyleWriter

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StyleWriter
Apple StyleWriter.jpg
Introduced March 1, 1991
Discontinued January 1, 1993
Minimum 64 KiB
Maximum 64 KiB
Slot 0
Ports Serial
Type Inkjet
Color 1
DPI 360
Speed 1 Page per minute
Language QuickDraw
Power 23 Watt
Weight 7.5 in
Dimensions (H x W x D) 12.5 x 13.25 x 5.6 in
StyleWriter II
Apple StyleWriter II.jpg
Introduced January 1, 1993
Discontinued April 17, 1995
Minimum 128 kB
Maximum 128 kB
Slot 0
Ports Serial
Type Inkjet
Color 1
DPI 360
Speed 2 Page per minute
Language QuickDraw
Power 19.5 Watt
Weight 6.6 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 7 x 13.6 x 7.9 in
StyleWriter 1200
Apple StyleWriter 1200.png
Introduced April 1, 1995
Minimum 128 kB
Maximum 128 kB
Ports Serial
Type Inkjet
Color 1
DPI 720 x 360
Speed 3 Page per minute
Language QuickDraw
Power 19.5 Watt
Weight 6.6 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 7 x 13.6 x 7.9 in
Portable StyleWriter
Portable-stylewriter-01.jpg
Introduced June 1, 1993
Discontinued May 15, 1995
Ports Parallel
Type Inkjet
Color 1
DPI 360
Speed 1.5 Pages per minute
Language QuickDraw
Power 23 Watt
Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.9 x 12.2 x 8.7 in

The StyleWriter is Apple Inc.'s line of inkjet serial printers, targeted mainly towards consumers. They produced print quality that was better than the dot matrix ImageWriters, and were cheaper than the LaserWriters. All but a few models contained Canon print engines, while the last few were re-badged HP DeskJet printers. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, he discontinued most of the company's accessory product lines, including the StyleWriter and LaserWriter.

StyleWriters[edit]

The StyleWriter was the first of Apple's line of inkjet serial printers, targeted mainly towards consumers. The feed mechanism was removable, and paper could be fed through manually in a virtually straight line.

The StyleWriter II replaced the original. This model, based on a Canon engine, had twice the memory as its predecessor and double the printing speed.

The StyleWriter 1200 was the third of Apple's line of inkjet serial printers, released after the StyleWriter II. Based on the same Canon engine, this model had faster printing speed than its predecessor, but used the same ink cartridge.

The Portable StyleWriter was a portable inkjet printer manufactured in 1993 and was designed to match the PowerBook 100 Series portable computer. Unlike most Apple printers, the Portable StyleWriter came only with a Parallel port, but was sold with a cable adapter allowing connection to a Macintosh serial port.

Color StyleWriters[edit]

The Color StyleWriter 2400 is a color inkjet printer manufactured and sold by Apple in 1994. Its initial Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price was $399. The Color StyleWriter 2400 is notable for its compatibility with the Apple Pippin console gaming system.

The Color StyleWriter 2200 was the second color inkjet printer manufactured and sold by Apple in 1995. The codename for this model was "Calamari." The 2200 was aimed at mobile professionals, as it only weighed 3.1 lbs and matched the PowerBook series at the time of the release. This was the second and last printer Apple made in a dark grey/black case. The 2200 was smaller and more rounded, matching the PowerBook 1400 and 5300 Series.

The Color StyleWriter 1500 was an entry-level Canon-engine color inkjet printer manufactured and sold by Apple in 1996.

The Color StyleWriter 2500 was a performance color inkjet printer manufactured and sold by Apple in 1996. It was based on a Canon-developed Bubble Jet printer, but was repackaged with a new housing, firmware, and Apple's proprietary 8-pin mini-DIN serial port. The printer is similar in appearance and functionality to the StyleWriter 2400, but featured faster printing speeds: 5 PPM black, 0.66 color, vs the 2400's 3 PPM black, 0.3 color. As with the 2400, the 2500 was compatible with the Apple Pippin console gaming system. Apple offered LocalTalk and EtherTalk networking upgrades in the form of external print server devices. Also offered was a "PhotoGrade" kit, which included a special monobloc (heads and ink in one unit) cartridge with lighter photo-oriented inks and coated paper.

The Color StyleWriter 4100, 4500, and 6500 were color inkjet printers manufactured and sold by Apple in 1997. These models were all rebadged DeskJets.[1]

The Color StyleWriter Pro was a color inkjet printer manufactured and sold by Apple in 1994. It was based on the Canon BJC-600 series of Bubble Jet printers, with which it shares ink cartridge compatibility. Its distinguishing feature among Color StyleWriter printers is its use of separate ink cartridges for each of three colors (cyan, magenta, yellow) plus black. In contrast, other Color StyleWriters used a combined color cartridge plus a black cartridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benj Edwards "A look back at Apple's Printers "Macworld, Dec 10, 2009

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