In that year, in the wake of the success of the Mac, Apple announced the LaserWriter
. Laser printers already existed in the market, but with the collaboration between Apple and Adobe, it was the first time a powerful page description language like PostScript was declared to be the one and only way to interface with the printer.
Printers: Apple LaserWriter
Pro 630, Tektronix Color Phaser Printer
"With the LaserWriter
4/ 600 PS, we've made the outstanding print quality found in our network laser printers available to the personal printer customer at an outstanding price," said Terry Bailey, senior director for Apple's printer products.
Camera-ready printing is done on a 300-dpi Apple Laserwriter
Its font library includes all of the Apple Laserwriter
Plus fonts in continuous sizes from 4 to 72 points.
Another element of The Macintosh Office is the LaserWriter
, a high-resolution laser printer that can be shared in a work group to print such documents as newsletters, overhead transparencies, business forms, memos, brochures and reports.
Printers include an Apple LaserWriter
Pro 630 and a HP LaserJet IIID.
It must be acknowledged that desktop publishing became a much more popular application only after Apple introduced the Macintosh with its graphical user interface and the LaserWriter
Two brief notes in the question-and-answer column by Lon Poole are "Font confusion," Macworld 9 (July 1992): 241; and "TrueType and LaserWriter
incompatibility," Macworld 9 (October 1992): 225-226.
Apple introduced two new products for mixed-environments, the Apple OneScanner for Windows and the Personal LaserWriter
Each city's hardware consists of Macintosh IIfx computers to handle layout and pagination and to process and separate photos, Mac IIsi computers for writing and editing, Nikon 35mm film scanners, Sharp and Microtek flatbed scanners for reflective art, Laserwriter
printers, QMS color proof printers, and Linotronic 500 and 530 imagesetters.
The fact is, when Apple acts like a hardware company, it hits home runs like the Laserwriter
, the Classic, the new Powerbooks.