Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR

Language: HP PCL 3, PostScript

Speed: 4ppm

Memory: 3MB standard, 4MB maximum

Graphics: 300 dpi

Autorotate: Yes

Duplex: Not Available

RET: Not Available

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Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR Fonts

Internal Fonts

The following PostScript fonts are resident in the ROMs of the Personal LaserWriter NTR:

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
IBM PC Graphics Extended Character Set (ECS)     IBM ECS

Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR Paper Handling

Unprintable Region

Letter:

Left: .197 in. Top: .235 in.

Right: .197 in. Bottom: .235 in.

Legal:

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

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

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

Continuous and Manual Feeding with the Multipurpose Tray

Standard Tray: 50-sheet Multipurpose Tray

Optional Trays: Optional cassette base and optional paper cassette

Using the multipurpose tray

As its name suggests, the multipurpose tray has more than one purpose:

Automatic printing

Manual feed printing

Two-sided printing

Opening and adjusting the multipurpose tray.

You always open the multipurpose tray in the same way. How you adjust the tray depends on the kind of paper or envelope you use.

Adjust the multipurpose tray to suit your needs. (Your paper should rest on the tray without sticking out over the edge.)

Automatic Printing

The multipurpose tray is useful for all your printing jobs. For most of your day-to-day printing, you'll probably keep a small stack of paper on the multipurpose tray and let the LaserWriter feed the paper automatically.

Important: When you print envelopes, you need to use the face-up delivery tray to receive the printed results.

Manual Feed Printing

When you want to print on special materials, including sheets of labels or transparencies, use the multipurpose tray and feed them by hand, one at a time.

Important: When you print envelopes, labels, or overhead transparencies, use the face-up delivery tray. (This helps avoid paper jams and curling.)

Two-sided Printing

To print two-sided documents, use the multipurpose tray.

1. Print the first side of the page.

2. Place the printed page in the multipurpose tray, printed side up, with the top of the page toward the printer.

3. Print the second side of the page.

Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR Messages

The lights indicate a problem

The Ready/In Use light flashes while printing. Otherwise it glows green steadily (unless there is a paper problem).

The Paper Out light glows steadily when there's no paper in the specified tray or cassette.

The Paper Jam light glows steadily when there is a paper jam and continues to glow until the jam is cleared.

Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR Interfaces

Parallel

Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female (36-pin)

Activation: Automatic

Serial

Availability: Standard

Connection: DB-25 connector; RS-232

Activation: Automatic

AppleTalk

Availability: Standard

Connection: 9 pin AppleTalk/LocalTalk (can be also used as RS-422 Serial port)

Activation: Automatic

Apple Personal LaserWriter NTR Settings

If you have a non-Macintosh computer that requires special settings to work with the Personal LaserWriter NTR, you can choose a different group of settings. You use the ten-position push-button switch on the back of the printer to choose a group of settings

Switch Position Port Settings Connection/Emulation
0 8-pin port LocalTalk, PostScript batch
  25-pin port Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
     
1 8-pin port Serial, 9600, N, 7, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 7, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
     
2 8-pin port LocalTalk, HP IIP emulation
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, HP IIP emulation
  Parallel Centronics, HP IIP emulation
     
3 8-pin port LocalTalk, HP IIP emulation
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, DTR, HP IIP emulation
  Parallel Centronics, HP IIP emulation
     
4 8-pin port Serial, 1200, N, 7, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 7, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
     
5 8-pin port Serial, 1200, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, DTR, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
   
6 8-pin port Serial, 1200, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
     
7 8-pin port LocalTalk, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch
     
8 8-pin port LocalTalk, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, HP IIP emulation
     
  Can be overridden by software  
9 8-pin port LocalTalk, PostScript batch
  RS-232 Serial, 9600, N, 8, 1, Xon/Xoff, PostScript batch
  Parallel Centronics, PostScript batch