StyleWriter

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StyleWriter
Apple StyleWriter.jpg
IntroducedMarch 1, 1991 (1991-03-01)
DiscontinuedJanuary 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
TypeInkjet
Memory64 KiB
Slots0
PortsSerial
Power consumption23 Watt
Color1
DPI360
Speed1 Page per minute
LanguageQuickDraw
Weight7.5 lbs
Dimensions(H x W x D) 12.5 x 13.25 x 5.6 in
StyleWriter II
Apple StyleWriter II.jpg
IntroducedJanuary 1, 1993 (1993-01-01)
DiscontinuedApril 17, 1995 (1995-04-17)
TypeInkjet
Memory128 kB
Slots0
PortsSerial
Power consumption19.5 Watt
Color1
DPI360
Speed2 Page per minute
LanguageQuickDraw
Weight6.6 lbs
Dimensions(H x W x D) 7 x 13.6 x 7.9 in
StyleWriter 1200
Apple StyleWriter 1200.png
IntroducedApril 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
TypeInkjet
Memory128 kB
PortsSerial
Power consumption19.5 Watt
Color1
DPI720 x 360
Speed3 Page per minute
LanguageQuickDraw
Weight6.6 lbs
Dimensions(H x W x D) 7 x 13.6 x 7.9 in
Portable StyleWriter
Portable-stylewriter-01.jpg
IntroducedJune 1, 1993 (1993-06-01)
DiscontinuedMay 15, 1995 (1995-05-15)
TypeInkjet
PortsParallel
Power consumption23 Watt
Color1
DPI360
Speed1.5 Pages per minute
LanguageQuickDraw
Weight4.5 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 of its predecessor and double the printing speed. The enclosure was restyled in Apple's "neoclassical" design language of the time.

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 Archived September 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

  • "StyleWriter". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "StyleWriter II". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "StyleWriter 1200". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Portable StyleWriter". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 1500". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 2200". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 2400". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 2500". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 4100". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 4500". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter 6500". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  • "Color StyleWriter Pro". Apple.com. Apple, Inc. October 13, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011.