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Chapter 6. Printing > Printer Types (BW)

Printer Types (BW)

Apple has divided “the rest of us” into two classes: those who can afford the newest, slickest hardware it ships, and the rest of us, who have to make do with last year's—or last decade's—equipment. If you're in the latter group, fear not—this section will talk about all Mac printers, past and present.

ImageWriters

The ImageWriter was the first Mac printer, and while it didn't break any new ground technologically speaking, it seemed revolutionary at the time because it was so adept at printing graphics. All it was really doing, though, was reproducing dot-for-dot what you saw on the Mac screen. Whatever the Mac could image onscreen, the ImageWriter could print.


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