Discussion of large systems
ray at arachelian.com
Sun Nov 5 19:25:33 CST 2006
Yes, that is infact, the Apple Dot Matrix Printer (aka ADMP) which is
identical to the ImageWriter, except that it works over a VIA 6522
parallel port instead of the serial port that the ImageWriter uses.
They are all versions of the C. Itoh 8510. I'm not familiar with the
DEC LA50, but it's very likely that, it too, is a C. Itoh.
The Inkjet printer for the Lisa is the Canon PJ 1080A. I wish I had
some real docs for this printer, but I don't. Lisa's LisaDraw routines
(later rewritten in 68000 assembly and ported to the Mac and renamed as
QuickDraw) do support color, although its display is 1 bit black and white,
so, if you print a graphic that has color on this printer, you'll get color.
I believe these were 16 colors, so 4 bit.
There was also a Daisywheel printer for the Lisa too, which was very
interesting, since it supposedly could also print graphics too according
to the advertisements. I can imagine that it must have used a single
period character to poke dots, so it must have been super slow. I
couldn't find any real docs for it however.
Adrian Graham wrote:
> On 3/11/06 03:10, "Ray Arachelian" <ray at arachelian.com> wrote:
>> Adrian Graham wrote:
>>> Correct, another example is the electrostatic Sinclair ZX Printer or the dot
>>> matrix that matched the Apple Lisa
>> The ADMP? That later became the ImageWriter. It was the same C. Itoh
>> printer as the ImageWriter, just with a parallel interface. The Lisa
> I mean this one:
> Aka the DEC LA50, is this the same c.itoh printer you mean?
>> There was also a color inkjet printer for the Lisa by Canon I think -
>> unfortunately I can't find any information about its protocol, nor does
>> it have any drivers in common OS's.
> This is interesting news, I've got pictures of Lisae with imagewriters and
> that printer up there ^^^^ but no mention of an inkjet, I didn't know colour
> inkjets were available at the time!
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