Color LaserWriter

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Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS
Apple Color LaserWriter 12-600 PS.jpg
IntroducedJune 1995 (1995-06)
DiscontinuedOctober 1996 (1996-10)
TypeLaser
ProcessorAMD 29030
Frequency30 MHz
Memory12 MB–40 MB
Slots2
ROM4 MB
PortsSerial, Parallel, SCSI, LocalTalk, Ethernet
Power consumption1100 Watts
Color4
DPI600
Speed12 Pages Per Minute in B&W, 3 Pages Per Minute in color
LanguagePostScript Level 2
Weight110 lb
Dimensions(H x W x D) 18 x 21 x 23 in

The Color LaserWriter is a line of PostScript four-color laser printers manufactured by Apple Computer, Inc. in the mid-nineties and compatible with PCs and its own Macintosh line of computers; by the use of an 10baseT Ethernet port it was also able to connect to large networks. Two models were released.

Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS[edit]

The Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS color laser printer was introduced by Apple. The printer is intended for small business and consumers with high printing requirements.

It is a Postscript printer. Its Windows driver has some popularity to generate Postscript files (.ps) for printing later.

The printer was released one year before it was replaced by the Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS, which has the same specifications as the 12/600 PS but a lower price.

Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS[edit]

Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS
Apple Color LaserWriter 12-600 PS.jpg
IntroducedOctober 1996
TypeLaser
ProcessorAMD 29030
Frequency30 MHz
Memory16 MB–40 MB
Slots2
ROM4 MB
PortsSerial, Parallel, SCSI, LocalTalk, Ethernet
Power consumption1100 Watts
Color4
DPI600
Speed12 Pages Per Minute in B&W, 3 Pages Per Minute in color
LanguagePostScript Level 2
Weight110 lbs
Dimensions(H x W x D) 18 x 21 x 23 in

The Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS is a color laser printer introduced by Apple in October 1996. The printer became a workhorse used in Kinko's copy stores across the United States. The printer's weight, size, speed of printing, and high cost of purchase, operation and maintenance were its chief drawbacks.

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