Apple ImageWriter II

Language: QuickDraw (Full-page Bitmap)

Speed: Draft 120 CPS

Memory: None

Graphics: 72, 144 DPI

FontsPaperSettingsMessagesInterfaces

Apple ImageWriter II Fonts

Internal Fonts

The ImageWriter II does not have internal fonts. It uses Bitmap (or TrueType) fonts. The Macintosh sends a Bitmap of each page through the serial connection to the printer. A Bitmap is a dot-by-dot "guide" to each letter or image on the page. It is created in QuickDraw, the Macintosh's internal language.

Apple ImageWriter II Paper Handling

Unprintable Region

  Letter:

Left: .25 in. Top: .25 in.

Right: .25 in. Bottom: .25 in.

Note: Actual imageable area may vary depending on the application program and/or printer driver.

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feed: Tractor Feed

Optional Feeders: There is an optional Sheet Feeder for the ImageWriter II.

Apple ImageWriter II Settings

Location of DIP Switches

The ImageWriter II has two DIP switch blocks, designated SW1 and SW2. Both are located toward the lower left corner of the printer. (You may have to slide the ribbon deck to the right in order to see them.)

DIP Switch Settings

SW1

Character Set American

Italian

Danish

British

German

Swedish

French

Spanish

Form Length 11 inches

12 inches

Perforation Skip Inactive

Active

Pitch 10 CPI

12 CPI

17 CPI

160 DPI (Prop.)

Auto Linefeed (LF) Off

On

SW2

Baud Rate 300

1200

2400

9600

Handshake Protocol Hardware

XON/XOFF

Option Card Disabled

Enabled

* Do not adjust DIP switches SW2-5 and SW2-6. They are factory-set to control hammer-fire timing.

Apple ImageWriter II Messages

Messages are not available on this printer

Apple ImageWriter II Interfaces

The serial connection is located directly in the center of the base on the back side.

Serial Interface

Availability: Standard

Connection: High-speed Serial; Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable

Activation: Default

AppleTalk Interface

Availability: Standard

Connection: 9 pin AppleTalk/LocalTalk

Activation: DIP controlled