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Apple ImageWriter Datasheet

In the early days of personal computing, Apple was known not just for its iconic Macintosh computers, but also for its peripherals, including the ImageWriter, a printer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by the company from 1984 to 1987.

The ImageWriter was first introduced on April 1, 1984, and quickly became a popular choice for Macintosh users. The printer featured two models, with widths of 10 inches and 15 inches, and was capable of printing in color, with a resolution of up to 144 dpi. With a printing speed of up to one page per minute and a Serial connection port, the ImageWriter was a reliable and efficient way to print documents and graphics from a Macintosh.

Despite its popularity, the Apple ImageWriter was discontinued on September 1, 1987, and is now considered a piece of vintage technology. But for those who remember the early days of the Macintosh, the ImageWriter remains a beloved piece of Apple history and a reminder of the company’s early innovations in the world of personal computing. At age of 40 the ImageWriter is a true classic of the tech industry.

ImageWriter Details

IntroducedApril 1, 1984 (15″)
June 1, 1984 (10″)
DiscontinuedDecember 1, 1985 (10″)
September 1, 1987 (15″)
Model NumberA9M0303P
Original Price$675
Weight19 Ibs.
8.618 KG
Dimensions4.8” H x 16.2” W x 11.8” D
12.19 cm H x 41.14 cm W x 29.97 cm D

Printer Specs

TypeImpact dot matrix
Pages Per Minute1
CartridgeImageWriter Black Ribbon (A2M0077)




Maximum Continuous Power180 W

Further Reading and References

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Last updated: March 8, 2023