He played a role in introducing the LaserWriter
, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics that started desktop publishing to the market.
Interestingly, the LaserWriter
was a Canon engine--and thus the Japanese connection for Adobe has existed since the very beginning of desktop publishing.
According to Harford, this particular printer was identical to another IBM laser printer, a high-end LaserWriter
, except there was an extra microchip built into the cheaper version specifically designed to slow down its capabilities.
Microsoft Word and Excel were first developed for the Mac with PC versions coming later and with Apple's LaserWriter
, desktop publishing was born.
Using IP Print Support, Mac OS users retain access to the familiar Desktop Printers and LaserWriter
drivers, while gaining the added speed and efficiencies of TCP/IP.
Apple Computer had introduced the LaserWriter
Printers: 1 Hewlett-Packard 5000, 1 Apple color laserwriter
Finished tickets were printed out on a 600 dpi Apple Laserwriter
Table 6 Leading Laser Printer Engine MNEs Engine Producers Models Canon (Japan) Canon LBP-1260, HP Laser Jet 4L, Oce 6470, Digital DEClaser 1800 TEC (Japan) Mannesmann T9008, Olivetti PG304 Konica (Japan) HP Color LaserJet, Mannesmann MT911 IBM (USA) Lexmark Winwriter, Memorex Telex 5032 Xerox (USA) Star LS-5, Apple Laserwriter
Select360, Epson EPL-9000 PS Source: What PC Buyers Guide September 1995 p16.
Home pages wrought by an untrained populace follow the LaserWriter
Font Law of Emerging Technology: Whatever devices are newly available will be employed until the results are insufferably bad.
The completed page layouts are printed on an output device such as an Apple LaserWriter
or Tektronix Color Phaser Printer.
In a related move, Apple broke the 1,000 price performance barrier for high-quality desktop laser printing with the LaserWriter
4/600 PS, a new monochrome laser printer for Apple Macintosh and Power Macintosh computers offering 600 DPI Postscript printing.