AM Varityper (phototypesetter)
tony.aiuto at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 20:14:35 CDT 2015
While we are talking about typesetters, I have one that I am willing to
part with if someone can pick it up from Long Island, NY.
It is a Tegra Genesis Laser Phototypesetter, circa 1990.
Original cost at the time was north of $40K. It did 1000DPI pagess at 20
ppm. The print engine is a Varityper 2100 (serial FB00227). It is about 4'w
x 2'd x 18"h (if fit exactly over two raised floor panels). The RIP was a
large tower machine - Tegra Genesis (serial 141). It contains an NS 32016
The RIP emulates a Compugraphic 8600 typesetter. It has serial and
Compugrapices parallel interfaces. I have all the manuals, cables and a
bunch of software on diskettes.
The RIP and all manuals an interface stuff has been in my (dry) basement
since the late 90's. The setter has been in the garage. I know I will never
get around to restoring it, so it is free to a good home. If you are
seriously interested, respond off list.
On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 6:06 PM, Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 08:25:04PM -0700, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> > Basically, this thing, or a variation thereof:
> > http://www.ricomputermuseum.org/Home/equipment/varityper
> This looks to be a later model than the one I used, which was definitely
> an 8008 (I looked).
> The keyboard is different. When we scrapped that misbegotten thing,
> I was awarded the keyboard. It's here ... somewhere.
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