Apple Apple Color Printer

Language: QuickDraw (Full-page Bitmap)

Speed: Normal 1/3ppmFaster 2/3ppm

Memory: None

Graphics: 360, 180 dpi

Autorotate: N/A

Duplex: Not Available

RET: Not Available

 

FontsPaperMessagesInterfaces

Apple Color Printer Fonts

Internal Fonts

The Apple Color Printer uses Bitmap (or TrueType) fonts. The Macintosh sends a Bitmap of each page through the SCSI 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.

The following TrueType fonts are shipped with the Apple Color Printer:

Typeface Size Variation Symbol Set
       
ITC Avant Garde Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
ITC Bookman Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Chicago Scalable plain Chicago
Courier Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Delphian Scalable plain Adobe PS
ITC Garamond Narrow Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Geneva Scalable plain Adobe PS
Helvetica Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Black Scalable plain and italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Compressed Scalable plain and italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Narrow Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
ITC Lubalin Graph Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Lucida Bright Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
ITC Machine Scalable plain Adobe PS
Monaco Scalable plain Adobe PS
Nadianne Scalable plain and bold Adobe PS
New Century Schoolbook Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
New York Scalable plain Adobe PS
Old English Text Scalable plain Old English Text
Onyx Scalable plain Adobe PS
Oxford Scalable plain Adobe PS
Palatino Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Swing Scalable plain Adobe PS
Symbol Scalable plain Symbol
Times Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
ITC Zapf Chancery Scalable plain Zapf Chancery
ITC Zapf Dingbats Scalable plain Dingbats
Zeal Scalable plain Zeal

Apple Color Printer Paper Handling

Unprintable Region

Letter:

Left: .25 in. Top: .2 in.

Right: .25 in. Bottom: .3 in.

Legal:

Left: .25 in. Top: .2 in.

Right: .25 in. Bottom: .3 in.

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

Continuous or Manual Feeding

Standard Tray: Automatic 50-sheet paper feeder

Optional Trays: There are no optional trays available for the Apple Color Printer

To load the paper tray, follow these steps:

1. If necessary, pull out the paper tray extension.

2. If necessary, move the head position lever to a different setting.

Use position 1 for normal printing, position 2 for printing graphics that require lots of ink, and position 3 for printing on envelopes or other thick materials.

3. Load a stack of paper or other material into the paper tray.

Move the adjustable guide so that it just touches the edge of the stack.

Apple Color Printer Messages

The lights indicate a problem

Sometimes the status lights can signal a problem with the printer. The following list describes these indications and tells you what you should do about them:

Note: When the green On Line light is flashing, it indicates that the printer is printing; it does not indicate a problem.

Both lights are off. Check to make sure the power cord is plugged in properly and there is power to the outlet. If you can't make the printer come on, see the information about service and support that comes with the printer

The error light grows steadily. Either the printer is out of paper or the paper has misfed. Check your Macintosh screen and the printer's control panel display for messages.

The control panel display can also indicate problems. The following list describes the problems that the control panel can indicate, and tells you what you should do about them.

Message Possible Cause What to do
     
10 CHECK PAPER Printer is out of paper.Paper is not inserted correctly. Insert new paper.Adjust paper.
12 COVER OPEN Top cover is open. Close the cover.
13 CHECK PAPER Paper is jammed.Printer is dirty. Clear the jam.Clean the interior (see manual)
14 NO INK CART One or more ink cartridges are incorrectly installed. Make sure in cartridges are properly installed in the correct positions.
16 NO BLACK INK Black ink cartridge is empty Replace the black ink cartridge
16 NO YELLOW INK Yellow ink cartridge is empty Replace the yellow ink cartridge
16 NO MAGENTA INK Magenta ink cartridge is empty Replace the magenta ink cartridge
16 NO CYAN INK Cyan ink cartridge is empty Replace the cyan ink cartridge

Special Service Message

If the printer needs service, the control panel display will display a number from 40 to 87 and the word Service. When a service message appears, the Alarm light may light, and the printer may beep for a few seconds.

If you see a service message, turn the printer off, wait five seconds, and turn it back on. If the service message is still there, make a note of the number displayed in front of the word Service. Then refer to the information about service and support that came with your printer.

Apple Color Printer Interfaces

The Apple Color printer has two (2) SCSI ports and one parallel port.

SCSI

Availability: Standard

Connection: SCSI

Activation: Default

Parallel

Availability: Standard

Connection: 36-pin parallel

Activation: Undocumented

Connecting the Apple Color Printer to your Macintosh

To complete this procedure you need a SCSI cable and a SCSI cable terminator. To avoid problems use high-quality shielded cables (available from Apple). There are three types of SCSI cables:

A SCSI system cable connects a SCSI device directed to the Macintosh.

A SCSI peripheral cable connects one SCSI device to another.

A SCSI cable extender connects a SCSI cable to a SCSI device that the cable can't reach.

Warning: Before you connect the Apple Color Printer to your Macintosh, make sure that both the printer and computer are turned off. If the power is on while you connect or disconnect SCSI cables, the computer and SCSI devices could be damaged..