AppleLaserWriter Pro 600/630

Language: PostScript, PCL Level 5

Speed: 8ppm

Memory: 4MB (600)8MB (630)32MB maximum

Graphics: 300, 600dpi(PhotoGrade available on 630)

Autorotate: Yes

Duplex: Not Available

RET: Apple FinePrint

 FontsPaperSettingsMessagesInterfaces

Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 Fonts

Fonts Per Page: Limited only by available printer memory. (Each attribute is a separate font)

Internal PostScript Fonts

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
Courier Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Narrow Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
New Century Schoolbook Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Palatino Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic 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

TrueType Fonts Included with Printer

ITC Garamond Narrow Scalable plain, italic, bold, and bold-italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Compressed Scalable plain and italic Adobe PS
Helvetica Black Scalable plain and italic Adobe PS
Chicago Scalable plain Chicago
Delphian Scalable plain Adobe PS
Geneva Scalable plain 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 York Scalable plain Adobe PS
Old English Text Scalable plain Old English Text
Onyx Scalable plain Adobe PS
Oxford Scalable plain Adobe PS
Swing Scalable plain Adobe PS
Zeal Scalable plain Zeal

Font Test

To generate a Test Page or a list of fonts in any PostScript printer, run the Apple LaserWriter Utility that comes with the system software.

Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 Paper Handling

Unprintable Regions

Letter:

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

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

Legal:

Left: .5 in. Top: .5 in.

Right: .5 in. Bottom: .5 in.

Continuous Feeding

Standard: LaserWriter Pro 250-Sheet Universal Cassette
100-Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray (10 envelopes, 75 labels/transparencies)

Optional: Item Part Number
  LaserWriter Pro 500-Sheet Feeder
M6550G/A
  LaserWriter Pro 500-Sheet Universal Cassette M5862G/A
  LaserWriter Pro 250-Sheet Universal Cassette M6525G/A
  LaserWriter Pro Envelope Feeder M6510G/A

Manual Feeding

You can use the multipurpose tray for all of your printing jobs. You can keep a small stack of paper in the multipurpose tray and let the LaserWriter Pro feed the paper automatically, or you can use the multipurpose tray for manual-feed printing.

1. Push gently on the small indentation at the top of the tray and then lower the tray slowly.

2. Use the extension to adjust the tray so that your paper does not extend over the edge.

3. Place the stack of paper in the tray.

Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 Messages

The lights indicate a problem

Light On Off Flashing
       
Ready/In Use

Printer is ready to use. Printer cannot print due to an error condition, or the cover is open. Printer is warming up, printing a startup page, or processing data for the next print job.
       
Low Toner Level

Toner is low or needs to be redistributed. Toner level is OK. Toner cartridge is installed incorrectly.
       
Paper Out*

Paper cassette is empty. Paper supply is OK. Printer is ready for next sheet of manual-fed paper. Or printer may require service.
       
Paper Jam*

There is a paper jam. Paper is OK. Printer requires service.

*If the Paper Out and Paper Jam lights both flash, or if they both stay on, the printer requires service.

Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 Interfaces

The interface connections are located on the back right side of the printer.

Parallel

Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female (36-pin)

Activation: Manual

Serial

Availability: Standard

Connection: 9-pin RS/232 or 8-pin RS/422 (via the port normally used for AppleTalk)

Activation: Manual

AppleTalk

Availability: Standard

Connection: 9 pin AppleTalk/LocalTalk

Activation: Automatic

Ethernet

Availability: Standard on LaserWriter Pro 630 only

Connection: Apple Ethernet interface

Activation: Automatic

Apple LaserWriter Pro 600/630 Settings

The following table shows the communication settings in effect when the printer is new. The push-button switch on the printer's connector panel can be set to positions 0 through 9. Switch positions 0 through 5 are fixed, and the settings for these positions cannot be changed. Positions 6 through 9 are user-configurable; you can change the settings for these positions to match the needs of the computer you are connecting. "Available Settings," at the end of this appendix, lists all the options available for each setting.

From a Macintosh computer, you use the LaserWriter Utility program to display and change communication settings. From a computer other than a Macintosh, you can send PostScript commands to the printer to change the communication settings. Contact your Apple dealer or technical representative for assistance.

Switch Position Port Name Type of connection Baud Rate Parity Data Bits Stop Bits Flow Control Protocol Mode
0 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -9600- -None- -8- -1- -XON/XOFF- -Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
1 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -9600- -None- -8- -1- -DTR- -Raw-Raw PostScript HP PCL 4 PostScript HP PCL 4
2 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -19200- -None- -8- -1- -XON/XOFF- -Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
3 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -9600- -None- -8- -1- -DTR- -Raw-Raw PostScript PostScript HP PCL 4
4 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -1200- -None- -7- -1- -XON/XOFF- -Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
5 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel Serial Serial EtherTalk Centronics 96009600- None None- 8-8- 11- XON/XOFFXON/XOFF- Normal Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
6 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel Serial Serial EtherTalk Centronics 1920019200- None None- 8-8- 11- XON/XOFFXON/XOFF- Normal Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
7 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -1200- -None- -8- -1- -ETX/ACK- -Normal-Normal PostScript PostScript PostScript PostScript
8 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -1200- -None- -8- -1- -DTRF- -Raw-Raw PostScript HP PCL 4 PostScript HP PCL 4
0 8-pin/RS-422RS-232EthernetParallel LocalTalk Serial EtherTalk Centronics -9600- -None- -8- -1- -XON/XOFF- -BSP-BSP PostScript HP PCL 4 PostScript HP PCL 4

† Not arbitrated for input

Available Settings

The following table briefly describes the communication settings and lists the options available for each.

Setting Description Options
Baud Rate The speed of transmission between the computer and the printer 300, 600, 1200, 1800, 2400, 3600, 4800, 7200, 9600, 19200, 57600
Parity The method used to compare transmitted and received data to check for errors None, odd, even, mark, space
Data Bits The number of bits used to represent each character 7, 8
Stop Bits The number of bits used to indicate the end of a character 1, 2
Flow Control The method used to prevent transmitted data from exceeding the rate at which the receiving end can accept it. XON, XOFF, DTR, ETX/ACK
Protocol The digital format in which the data is presented Normal, raw, binary
Mode The page description standard used to transmit data PostScript, HP Printer Command Language 4, and Nonprinting Input (not intended for a computer connection)