ImageWriter

Language: QuickDraw (Full-page Bitmap)

Speed: Draft 120 CPS

Graphics: 72, 144 DPI

FontsPaperSettingsMessagesInterfaces

Apple ImageWriter Fonts

Internal Fonts

The ImageWriter has no 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 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 Feeders: The ImageWriter has standard push-tractor feed and friction feed.

Apple ImageWriter Settings

Location of DIP Switches

When your printer's carrier cover is removed and the type head is at the far left, you can see the two DIP switch assemblies in the bottom of the machine at the right. They are covered with a flap of clear plastic.

DIP Switch Settings

The normal position of DIP switches SW1 and SW2 on the ImageWriter are as indicated in boldfaced letters.

SW1-1 to SW1-3

Character Set American

British

German

French

Swedish

Italian

Spanish

American

SW1-4

Form Length 11 in. (66 lines)

12 in. (72 lines)

SW1-5

Ignores 8th data bit

Recognizes 8th bit

SW1-6 and SW1-7

Pitch Pica 10 CPI

Elite 12 CPI

Ultracondensed 17 CPI

Elite Prop. 160 DPI

SW1-8

Auto Linefeed (LF) On

Off

SW2-1 and SW2-2*

Baud Rate 300

1200

2400

9600

SW2-3

Handshake Protocol Hardware

XON/XOFF

SW2-4 Not Used

Apple ImageWriter Messages

Not available on this printer.

Apple ImageWriter Interfaces

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

Availability: Standard

Connection: DB-25 female connector. The ImageWriter supports Serial communications at 300, 1200, 2400, or 9600 baud. See Apple ImageWriter Settings for changing Baud rates.mapiw_st

Activation: Default