Products introduced in Apple Inc. Serial , LocalTalk , AppleTalk. Printer – Apple LaserWriter. Conditions of use Museums Victoria supports and encourages public access to our collection by offering image downloads for reuse. As the LaserWriter was launched, the term “desktop publishing” entered the vernacular.

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May 1, 2: Low-budget thermal printer has print, ribbon problems”.

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The Silentype was a thermal printerprrinter used a special paper and provided 80 column output. Ask a question Reset. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

The first desktop alple program, Aldus PageMaker released July by Aldus Corporationwhich allowed text and graphics to be readily combined in columns. 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. The Mac platform quickly gained the favor of the emerging desktop-publishing industry, a market in which the Mac is still important.

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I have an Apple LaserWriter Selectdpi, which is still working. I don’t know if this is a driver issue, lased iDock issue, or a problem with the LaserWriter itself. In that respect you should be able to use a generic postscript driver already included with your Mac and then print through the print server.


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May 1, 1: The same file created on a Macintosh computer and proofed on a LaserWriter could be output to a Linotronic phototypesetter at 2, dpi, which was commercial quality.

Physical Description Printer with manual and 2 power leads. Despite his fall from grace at Apple, Jobs’ bet on LaserWriter proved prophetic. Museums Victoria supports and encourages public access to our collection by offering image downloads for reuse. The romantic age of desktop publishing lasted less than a decade.

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The Apple Computer Story Desktop publishing introduced a new era in publishing for the office, small business, education and the home.

He says that, with the Desktop Publishing ‘revolution’ aroundthere was access to fonts, graphics, illustrations and charts, which meant that high quality manuals could be produced, which were at least half the size and twice as comprehensive as previously. Building on the success of the original LaserWriter, Apple developed many further models.

As for Steve Jobs, not long after returning to Apple in he realized that the money from printers was in consumables — writre hardware — and other companies were much better suited to that business. I do have a Brother printer, but I also want to use the Apple printer.


Significance The Apple LaserWriter was the first laser printer available to the mass market. Eight days earlier, Apple followed up on its Super Bowl commercial, still perhaps the most memorable in Super Bowl history, with an ill-conceived spot that disparaged potential Macintosh customers who instead bought IBM-compatible computers as lemmings going over a cliff. I have this question too. They were pretty good printers. The obvious difference was the price.

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 a desktop publishing application might produceuse outline fontsor offer the level of detail and control alple the page layout.

As the LaserWriter was launched, the term wrtier publishing” entered the vernacular. Unlike many inkjet printers of the time, the Apple Color Printer did not suffer from print slowdowns caused by slow communication from the computer performing rasterizationsince the SCSI bus is relatively fast.

Jobs was aware of Warnock’s efforts, and on his return to California he started working on convincing Warnock to allow Apple to license PostScript for a new writwr that Apple would sell.