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The Portable StyleWriter was a monochrome inkjet printer from the StyleWriter series that was released by Apple Computer. Introduced in June 1993 for mobile PowerBook users, it was Apple's first battery-powered printer.



Printing on an Apple Portable StyleWriter

The Portable StyleWriter featured a resolution of 360-dpi and could print at a speed of 1.5 pages-per-minute. It is compatible with Canon BC-02 bubblejet cartridges. The printer includes with a proprietary adapter to allow its parallel port to be connected to a RS-422 serial port of a Macintosh or Newton device. For portable operation, it can run on a rechargeable nickel–cadmium battery.[1][2] An optional automatic sheet feeder was made available for US$79.95.[3]

Included fonts[]

39 TrueType fonts are included on disk.[3] Support for PostScript Type 1 fonts can be added by using Adobe Type Manager.[4]


The Portable StyleWriter was discontinued on May 15, 1995 and superseded by the Color StyleWriter 2200.[2][5]


  1. Back in the days when Apple reluctantly using parallel for printing by Pinot W. Ichwandardi, Twitter. 2021-03-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Portable StyleWriter, Apple Spec Database. Archived 1999-12-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Apple offers 4½-pound portable inkjet printer for the PowerBook by Kelley Damore, InfoWorld. 1993-07-05.
  4. Working with a Printer by Ray White, The White Files. 2004.
  5. Color StyleWriter 2200: Technical Specifications, Apple Inc. 2017-07-26.

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StyleWriter series
StyleWriter | II · 1200
Portable StyleWriter | Color StyleWriter 2200
Color StyleWriter : 1500 | Pro | 2400 · 2500 | 4100 · 4500 · 6500
Discontinued in 1998
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