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The StyleWriter II was a monochrome inkjet printer from the StyleWriter series that was released by Apple Computer in January 1993, replacing the original StyleWriter.[1]



Apple StyleWriter II inkJet printer

The StyleWriter II featured a maximum resolution of 360-dpi and could print at a speed of 2 pages-per-minute in draft mode or 1 page-per-minute in best mode,[2] twice as fast as the original model. The main printing mechanism and sheet feeder have also been combined into a single unit, unlike the original.[1] It is compatible with Canon BC-02 bubblejet cartridges.[3]

The StyleWriter II is the first printer to include GrayShare technology, which allows Apple printers without built-in networking hardware to be shared over AppleTalk through a host Macintosh computer. However, it does not support grayscale printing from older Macs with Motorola 68000 processors as they do not support color.[1][4]

Included fonts[]

Scalable TrueType fonts are included on disk.[1] Support for PostScript Type 1 fonts can be added by using Adobe Type Manager.[5]


The StyleWriter II was discontinued on April 17, 1995 with the release of the StyleWriter 1200.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 New Printers & Scanner by Mark H. Anbinder, TidBITS #159. 1993-01-18.
  2. StyleWriter II, Apple Spec Database. Archived 2000-11-01.
  3. StyleWriter Cartridge Compatibility List, 68k Macintosh Liberation Army Wiki. 2009-03-12.
  4. Why The Lame Apple Color Printer? by Patrick Warn, TidBITS #161. 1993-02-01.
  5. Working with a Printer by Ray White, The White Files. 2004.
  6. Apple Updates Popular Low-Cost Monochrome Inkjet Printer, Apple Computer. 1995-04-17.

External links[]

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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