StyleWriter II

At A Glance

The Apple StyleWriter II Printer provided laser-quality printing at 360 dpi (dots per inch) using thermal ink-jet technology, and included 39 TrueType fonts, including Times, Helvetica, Palatino, ITC Avant Garde Gothic, and Symbol. It had a multipurpose paper feeder that automatically fed up to 15 envelopes or 100 sheets of paper, and accommodated letterhead, labels, envelopes, and transparencies for overhead projection, and supported Apple’s GrayShare technology for the ability to print over 130 shades of gray and allowed connecting the StyleWriter II to a network through a Macintosh. View the original specifications of the Stylewriter II at the Apple Support site.

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Original Specifications

  • Overview:
    • Marking Engine: Thermal Ink jet
    • Memory: 128K (62K used for buffer)
    • Speed: Best mode: up to one page per minute, Normal and draft: up to two pages per minute (actual speed varies depending on images printed and computer used)
  • Print Quality:
    • 360 dpi in best and normal modes
    • 180 dpi in draft mode
    • Grayscale printing with GrayShare software
  • Fonts:
    • 39 TrueType fonts from the following font families: ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, Chicago, Courier, Geneva, Helvetica, Helvetica Narrow, Monaco, New Century Schoolbook, New York, Palatino, Symbol, Times, ITC Zapf Chancery, ITC Zapf Dingbats
  • Interface:
    • High-speed serial (RS-422)
  • Ink Cartridge:
    • User-replaceable
    • Up to 500 pages at 5% page coverage

  • Paper Feed:
    • Automatic up to 100 sheets (fewer sheets if heavier paper is used) or 15 envelopes
  • Print materials:
    • Apple recommends 20-lb. (75 g/m2) cotton bond; also accepts 16-lb. (60 g/m2) to 24-lb (90 g/m2) paper
    • Paper sizes: U.S. letter, U.S. legal, A4
    • Most letterhead and colored stock, labels, envelopes, and transparencies
    • Envelopes: #10 business, monarch, and other sizes
    • Apple recommends 3M brand CG3480 transparency film
  • Paper capacity:
    • Multipurpose tray: up to 100 sheets of 20 lb. paper (fewer sheets if heavier paper is used) or 15 envelopes
  • Size and weight:
    • Height: 7 in. (18 cm)
    • Width: 13.6 in. (34.5 cm
    • Depth with output tray closed: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
    • Weight: 6.6 lb. (3 kg.)

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