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The LaserWriter Pro 630 was a high-end monochrome laser printer from the LaserWriter series that was released by Apple Computer for the professional market in January 1993, along with the lower-end LaserWriter Pro 600.


The Pro 630 could print at a resolution of 600-dpi from a Canon LBP-EX print engine that could output 8 pages-per-minute with a rated life of 450,000 pages. It is compatible with HP LaserJet 4 toner cartridges. It consumes less power in a more compact, but taller, enclosure than the preceding LaserWriter II series.[1] It also utilized PhotoGrade to improve the printed appearance of lower resolution (300-dpi) grayscale images with finer halftones.[2]

The 25 MHz Motorola 68030 processor could rasterize images from PostScript Level 2 or PCL 4+ printer data. The data could be transmitted through a LocalTalk network to its RS-422 serial port, or a direct PC connection to its RS-232 serial port or parallel port. It also supports faster EtherTalk networking over its proprietary AAUI Ethernet port.[1]

Included fonts[]

  • ITC Avant Garde
  • ITC Bookman
  • Courier
  • Helvetica
  • Helvetica Narrow
  • New Century Schoolbook
  • Palatino
  • Symbol
  • Times
  • ITC Zapf Chancery
  • ITC Zapf Dingbats


The Pro 630 was discontinued in September 1994 and superseded by the LaserWriter 16/600 PS.

Legacy support[]

Apple phased out support for printing over the old AppleTalk-based EtherTalk protocol in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).[3][4] Printing over TCP/IP is possible, but this requires configuring an IPv4 address over EtherTalk by a Mac running Apple Printer Utility in classic Mac OS or the Classic environment.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 LaserWriter Pro 630, Low End Mac. 1993-01-10.
  2. New Printers & Scanner by Mark H. Anbinder, TidBITS #159. 1993-01-18.
  3. Make Old Apple Printers Work in Snow Leopard by Adam Engst, TidBITs. 2009-10-06.
  4. Apple Filing Protocol Ethernet Networks, Classic Mac Networking, The Apple Fool. Accessed 2021-05-15.
  5. Network Printer OS 9 by MisterMe, MacRumors Forums. 2006-04-26.

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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