Color StyleWriter 2200

At A Glance

The Apple Color StyleWriter 2200 was a portal thermal ink jet color printer that weighed 3.1lb and retailed for US$419. It could print 5 black and white pages per minute, and 1 color page in just under 3 minutes. You can view the original specifications of the Color StyleWriter 2200 at the Apple Support site here.

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Original Specifications

  • Print Method:
    • Thermal ink jet
  • Print Quality:
    • 360 by 360 dpi for color or gray-scale documents
    • 720 by 360 dpi for edge smoothing on black-and-white documents
  • Interface:
    • High-speed serial (885 Kbps)
  • Speed:
    • Up to 5 pages per minute for black and white
    • Up to 0.33 page per minute for color
    • Actual speed depends on the documents printed and the Macintosh used
  • Fonts:
    • TrueType font support
    • Adobe PostScript font support when used with Adobe Type Manager software
  • Ink Cartridges and Tanks:
    • Color Ink Cartridge (includes print head, color ink tank [cyan, magenta, and yellow], and black ink tank). Print head prints approx. 2,000 pages.
    • Ink tanks print approx. 40 pages @ 30% ink cover-age (7.5% ink coverage for each of the four colors).
    • High-Performance Black Ink Cartridge (includes print head and black ink tank). Print head prints approx. 3,000 pages. Ink tank prints approx 150 pages @ 5% ink coverage.
    • Actual page print capacity per ink tank depends on the documents printed and type of print material used.

  • Print Materials:
    • 16- to 24-lb. (60 to 90 g/m2) bond or copier paper
  • Paper:
    • U.S. letter, U.S. legal, A4, executive, and envelopes (#10 business and #6)
    • Most letterhead and colored stock, labels, and envelopes
    • For superior graphics and imaging results, Apple recommends Apple glossy and premium paper and Apple back-print film
    • For fast dry time and vibrant colors on overhead transparencies, Apple recommends Apple color ink-jet transparencies
  • Paper Capacity:
    • Built-in automatic paper feeder tray holds up to 30 sheets of plain paper, 8 sheets of specialty media, or 5 envelopes.
  • Printable surface:
    • Maximum printable line: 8.1 in. (20.6 cm)
    • Minimum margins: 0.2 in. (0.5 cm) left and right;
  • Size and Weight:
    • Height: 2.2 in. (5.7 cm)
    • Width: 11.8 in. (30.0 cm)
    • Depth: 6.2 in. (15.8 cm)
    • Weight: 3.1 lb. (1.4 kg)
  • Operating Environment:
    • Temperature: 59 to 86 F (15 to 30 C)
    • Humidity: 10% to 80% noncondensing

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For the Wikipedia entry on the Apple StyleWriter 2200 printer click here.

Google Books

Google Books has a scan of an InfoWorld article on the Color StyleWriter 2200 here.
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