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The LaserWriter Pro 810 was a large format monochrome laser printer from the LaserWriter series that was released by Apple Computer for the professional workgroup market in October 19, 1993.[1] A lower-end LaserWriter Pro 800 had been planned, but was never released.[2][3]


The Pro 810 could print at a resolution of 800-dpi from a Fuji Xerox XP-20 print engine that could output 20 pages-per-minute with a rated life of 600,000 pages. It is compatible with Dataproducts LZR 2080 toner cartridges. Three adjustable trays can each support up to 250 sheets of 11 x 17-inch paper.[4]

The 7.25 MHz Weitek 8200 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. It also supports faster EtherTalk or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) networking over an internal Ethernet card (10BASE2 or 10BASE-T).[4] Support for Windows NT requires the network adapter card to have PrintServer ROM 1.2 or later.[5] An optional fax card can allow it to send, receive and print Group 3 faxes.[4]

Included fonts[]

  • ITC Avant Garde**
  • ITC Bookman**
  • Courier
  • Delphian*
  • ITC Garamond Narrow*
  • Helvetica
  • Helvetica Black*
  • Helvetica Compressed*
  • Helvetica Narrow**
  • ITC Lubalin Graph*
  • Lucida Bright*
  • ITC Machine*
  • Nadianne*
  • New Century Schoolbook**
  • Old English Text*
  • Onyx*
  • Oxford*
  • Palatino
  • Swing Bold*
  • Symbol
  • Times
  • ITC Zapf Chancery**
  • ITC Zapf Dingbats**
  • Zeal*
* In TrueType format only.
** In TrueType and PostScript Type 1 formats.


The Pro 810 was discontinued in November 1994 and superseded by the LaserWriter 8500.

Legacy support[]

Apple phased out support for printing over the old AppleTalk-based EtherTalk protocol in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).[6][7] 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.[8]


  1. High-Performance Apple Printers Target Large and Small Workgroups Aggressive Pricing and Fax Option Set New Standards by Apple Computer. 1993-10-21. Silicon Times Report no.9-44. 1993-10-29.
  2. Apple prepares trio of new LaserWriter printers for Mac and Windows, which will offer facsimile option by Computer Business Review, Tech Monitor. 1993-08-06.
  3. New high-res LaserWriters to offer fast Level 2 output by Matthew Rothenberg, MacWEEK p.96. 1993-05-31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 LaserWriter Pro 810, Low End Mac. 1993-10-01.
  5. Q146103: Unable To Print To Apple LaserWriter Pro 810 on Network by Microsoft, KnowledgeBase Archive, GitHub. 2001-08-08.
  6. Make Old Apple Printers Work in Snow Leopard by Adam Engst, TidBITs. 2009-10-06.
  7. Apple Filing Protocol Ethernet Networks, Classic Mac Networking, The Apple Fool. Accessed 2021-05-15.
  8. 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