Solved

Old Mac Printers' Interface

Posted on 1997-07-22
3
338 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Does anyone know about what communication interfaces Apple
used in it's old printers (unfortunatly don't know printer's
model).
Tanks for advance.
0
Comment
Question by:oro
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
rbr earned 50 total points
ID: 1542231
As I now the Apple Talk interface is used by Apple for a very very long time. So I think almost every plle printer should work with Apple talk.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:atlas
ID: 1542232
Eh!
I'm not really sure what your asking. I'll have a go at an answer, but I may be off track, so please add a bit more to your question.

Apple printers print via Quickdraw. Quickdraw can be changed to postscript to allow full compatibility with Postscript printers. Postscript printers have more capabilities than plain old quickdraw and as such a postscript driver is better than quickdraw being turned into quickdraw.

Printers could use either Appletalk, or serial (or TCP/IP).


0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:atlas
ID: 1542233
Eh!
I'm not really sure what your asking. I'll have a go at an answer, but I may be off track, so please add a bit more to your question.

Apple printers print via Quickdraw. Quickdraw can be changed to postscript to allow full compatibility with Postscript printers. Postscript printers have more capabilities than plain old quickdraw and as such a postscript driver is better than quickdraw being turned into quickdraw.

Printers could use either Appletalk, or serial (or TCP/IP). Each model needing relevant hardware and software to perform its job, ie you couldnt put any printer on AppleTalk it had to be and AppleTalk printer (you can buy a kit that will turn any printer into a Ethernet or TCP/IP printer, but you'll need a driver for it, if its postscript then usually any printer will then work with the LaserWriter).
0

Featured Post

Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
iMac A1225 Continuous Boot 24 87
MAC Book Pro Keyboard/Trackpad 3 93
I Phone battery Sucks and when this will be improved? 9 53
Dual boot vs VM 11 68
The purpose of this Apple-hardware based article is to provide helpful information about an important component required of all Apple portable notebooks (Apple does not call them "Laptops" because they are too hot to sit on your lap), but is not o…
Apple's line of laptop computers has made significant strides forward in the last few years. The biggest change being the switch to Intel processors in 2005. One thing about Apple hardware, especially that from a few years ago, is the tendency for i…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question