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The LaserWriter 4/600 PS was a compact monochrome laser printer from the LaserWriter series that was released by Apple Computer for the home office market on June 19, 1995.[1][2]

Description[]

The 4/600 PS could print at a resolution of 600-dpi from a Canon LBP-PX print engine that could output 4 pages-per-minute with a rated life of 100,000 pages.[3] It is compatible with HP LaserJet 4ML toner cartridges. It utilized FinePrint and PhotoGrade to adjust individual dot sizes to simulate smoother edges and grays produced by higher resolution printers. Memory compression technology allows it to use less RAM while printing complex documents.[4][5]

The 16 MHz AMD Am29200 processor could rasterize images from PostScript Level 2 printer data. It only supported LocalTalk networking over its RS-422 serial port. Despite the change in branding, the enclosure is the same as that used by latter Personal LaserWriter models.[3][4]

Discontinuation[]

The 4/600 PS was the last compact laser printer from Apple,[3] with the final model being the LaserWriter 8500 workgroup printer.[6] A higher-output alternative was the LaserWriter Select 360.[7]

References[]

  1. Apple LaserWriter 4/600 PS, Apple Computer. Archived 1998-12-03.
  2. Apple Releases Bevy of New Printers by Geoff Duncan, TidBITS. 1995-06-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 LaserWriter 4/600 PS, Low End Mac. 1995-06-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Reviews: Personal Laser Printers by Margie Wylie, Macworld p.56-57. 1994-05.
  5. Apple brings color to LaserWriter by Nicola Miner, InfoWorld p.42. 1994-06-19.
  6. LaserWriter 8500, Low End Mac. 1993-10-01.
  7. LaserWriter Select 360, Low End Mac. 1993-10-01.

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LaserWriter series
LaserWriter | LaserWriter Plus
LaserWriter II : SC | NT · NTX | f · g
Personal LaserWriter : SC · LS | NT · NTR | 300 · 320
LaserWriter Select : 300 · 310 | 360
LaserWriter Pro : 600 · 630 | 800 · 810
LaserWriter 16/600 PS | 12/640 PS · 12/640 PS Plus | 4/600 PS | 8500
Color LaserWriter : 12/600 PS · 12/660 PS
Discontinued in 1999
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