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The LaserWriter IISC was an entry-level monochrome laser printer from the LaserWriter series that was released by Apple Computer in 1988.

Description[]

The IISC could print at a resolution of 300-dpi from a Canon LBP-SX print engine that could output 8 pages-per-minute with a rated life of 300,000 pages. It is compatible with Apple M6002 or HP LaserJet 92295A toner cartridges.[1]

Costs were reduced by eliminating LocalTalk networking and PostScript support. The slower 7.45 MHz Motorola 68000 processor could only handle images that were pre-rasterized by QuickDraw in a Macintosh computer. Adobe Type Manager or System 7's TrueType support was necessary for reproduction of scalable outline fonts. The data would then be transmitted over a SCSI connection. It also included an ADB port for unspecified future expansion. Despite the updates and redesigned new enclosure, it weighed over 20 pounds less than the preceding LaserWriter and LaserWriter Plus models.[2][3]

Discontinuation[]

The IISC was discontinued in July 1990 and was replaced by the low cost Personal LaserWriter SC. For users who wanted PostScript support, Apple also offered printer controller board upgrades to the LaserWriter IINT, IINTX, IIf or IIg.[4][5]

References[]

  1. The Apple Laserwriter II NT by Tom Trebisky, The MMT Observatory. Accessed 2021-05-15.
  2. LaserWriter IISC, Low End Mac. 1988-01-01.
  3. Lasers in the Jungle..., TidBITS #03. 1990-04-30.
  4. New Printers & Scanner by Mark H. Anbinder, TidBITS #159. 1993-01-18.
  5. Apple Computer Model Part Numbers by Oliver Söhlke, MyOldMac.net. Accessed 2021-05-15.

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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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