Apple 12-660 PS User Manual

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Apple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS


Breakthrough print quality

Offers true 600-dpiresolution for sharp text and graphics

Provides superior color print quality, as well as high-qualityblack-and-whiteprinting

Uses Color PhotoGrade technology for near- photographic-qualitycolor

Supports ColorSync 2.1 for outstanding color matching

Provides valuable tips and techniques that can help you enhance print performance when working with many popular graphics and page-layoutapplications

Includes 39 PostScript and 64 TrueType fonts


Works with Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, and UNIX software–basedsystems, as well as with the full line of Macintosh and Power Macintosh computers

Offers a range of networking connections: standard LocalTalk, IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel, and Ethernet (supporting AppleTalk, TCP/IP, and Novell NetWare protocols)

Ease of use

Includes setup and installation* so you can get started printing immediately

Offers easy, single-buttoninstallation of printing software and fonts

Includes everything needed to print impressive color output; requires only seven printer supplies

Includes a 250-sheetcassette and100-sheetmultipurpose tray; offers optional250-sheettray that supports letter, legal, A4, and B5

Superior productivity

Prints an impressive 12 pages per minute for black and white, 3 pages per minute for color, and 1 page per minute for transparencies

Provides impressive performance through its powerful RISC processor—the30-MHzAMD29030—andApple-designedcolor-matchingand compression ASICs

Includes a SCSI interface for hard disk drive font storage

The Apple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS is a high-performance,multiplatform Adobe PostScript color laser printer that provides outstanding results for both color andgray-scaleprinting. It’s ideal for anyone who requires convenient,superior-qualitycolor printing capabilities.

Today, everyone—fromsenior executives to sales professionals toschoolteachers—islooking to improve the impact of printed documents by incorporating color. Color charts can highlight financial data, color logos can make product presentations more appealing, color graphics can grab— andhold—studentinterest, and on and on. Unfortunately, until now,high-qualitycolor printing involved expensive specialized equipment that put it out of reach for most of those who could benefit from it.

The Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS provides a breakthrough in color printing performance. With its 600- dot-per-inchresolution, it provides the outstanding print quality youneed—fast.Its performance contributes to your efficiency; for example, the Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS can be used to print multiple color copies

(up to 180 per hour), making it perfect for producing handouts. And to help you get started using this printer quickly and efficiently, your purchase includes not only everything needed to start printing impressive color documents right away, but also installation and setup*.

That convenience remains true over time, too, because the Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS requires only seven printer supplies and features an easy-accessfront-loadingdesign. It also comes with valuable tips and techniques to help you get the best performance and image quality possible when working with many of the most popular graphics andpage-layoutapplications. Add to that this printer’s easy and flexible networking capability, which lets you share its cost across an entire workgroup (including systems running Windows 95), and color printing has never been so simple.

So if you want convenient color printing—withouta compromise inquality—theApple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS is the printer for you.

*Check with your authorized Apple dealer for availability in major metropolitan areas in the U.S.A.

Apple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS

Ordering Information

Apple Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS

Order No. B3020LL/A

Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS

Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS Setup Kit (contains cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner cartridges, photoconductor replacement kit, fuser oil, user’s guide, tips and techniques for optimizing image quality and performance, and limited warranty)

Options and accessories

(Note: printing supplies and accessories shared with the Apple Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS.)

Color LaserWriter Cyan Toner Cartridge

Order No. M3757G/A

Color LaserWriter Magenta Toner Cartridge

Order No. M3760G/A

Color LaserWriter Yellow Toner Cartridge

Order No. M3758G/A

Color LaserWriter Black Toner Cartridge

Order No. M3756G/A

Color LaserWriter Photoconductor Replacement Kit

Order No. M3761G/A

Color LaserWriter Fuser Oil

Order No. M3755G/A

Color LaserWriter Transparencies— Letter

Order No. M3876G/A

Color LaserWriter Transparencies—A4

Order No. M3877G/A

Color LaserWriter 250-SheetFeeder

Order No. M3762G/A

Color LaserWriter Universal Cassette

Order No. M3874G/A

Color LaserWriter Internal Hard Disk Drive

Order No. M3875G/A

Apple Ethernet Thin Coax Transceiver

Order No. M0329Z/B

Apple Ethernet Twisted-PairTransceiver

Order No. M0437Z/B

Apple Ethernet AUI Adapter

Order No. M043LL/A

Apple 1284 Parallel I/O Cable

Order No. M4235ZM/A

Apple Computer, Inc.

1 Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 996-1010

Technical Specifications

Print engine and controller

30-MHzAMD 29030 RISC processor

Engine life of 300,000 pages monochrome, 150,000 pages color

No monthly maximum duty cycle

Print quality

True 600-dpiresolution

Color PhotoGrade, Apple’s standard enhanced 600dpi imaging, 200 lines per inch, nearly two times standard 600-dpicolor laser printers


16MB of RAM standard; supports Color PhotoGrade Apple Contone Compression technology which enables 120MB of data to be printed with only a 16MB printer

Expandable to 40MB with optional upgrades (1MB, 4MB, or 16MB 72-pin,60ns SIMMs)


Ethernet port (supports EtherTalk, TCP/IP, and Novell NetWare protocols)

LocalTalk port

All ports active simultaneously

IEEE 1284 bidirectional parallel port (Apple 1284 parallel I/O cable required)

SCSI port for external or optional internal hard disk drive for font storage

Print speed

12 pages per minute for monochrome

3 pages per minute for color

1 page per minute for transparencies

Actual print speed depends on file complexity, network traffic, application, and computer used

Language supported

Adobe PostScript Level 2


39 PostScript (Type 1) fonts in ROM, plus screen fonts for Macintosh and Windows from the following families: ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, Courier, Helvetica, Helvetica Narrow, Helvetica Condensed, New Century Schoolbook, Palatino, Symbol, Times, ITC Zapf Chancery, and ITC Zapf Dingbats

64 TrueType fonts on Macintosh disks from the following families: Chicago, Delphian, ITC Garamond Narrow, Geneva, Helvetica Black, Helvetica Compressed, Lubalin Graph, Lucida Bright, Machine, Monaco, Nadianne, New York, Old English Text, Onyx, Oxford, Swing, and Zeal

Prints any PostScript (Type 1) or TrueType fonts


Optional internal 240MB hard disk drive

Paper capacities

Standard 250-sheetfeeder,100-sheetmultipurpose tray

Optional 250-sheetuniversal feeder

Print materials

16to 28-lb.(60 to 90 g/m2) bond

Paper: U.S. letter, legal, A4, and B5

Most letterhead and colored stock

Use only Apple Color LaserWriter transparencies

Printer supplies

Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black toner cartridges —Print4,000 pages each at 5% coverage

Photoconductor replacement kit

—Prints5,000 to 25,000 pages depending on use of color per page

—Prints13,000 pages continuous, 6,500 intermittent for color

Fuser oil

—Prints10,000 pages

Fuser replacement kit

—Airfilter, ozone filter, fuser unit transfer drum cleaning unit; replace at 60,000 pages

Power requirements

U.S./Japan: 100 to 120 V, 50 to 60 Hz

Europe/Australia: 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz

Power consumption

Operating mode: 100/120 V, 535 W; 220/240 V, 524 W

Standby mode: 110/120 V, 215 W; 220/240 V, 238 W

Energy-savingmode: 42 W (complies with EPA Energy Star)

Environmental requirements

Temperature: 50° to 86° F (10° to 30° C)

Humidity: 20% to 80% noncondensing

Toner cartridge transit environment: –4° to 104° F(–20° to 40° C)

Size and weight

Height: 18.0 in. (45.7 cm)

Width: 21.0 in. (53.3 cm)

Depth: 23.0 in. (58.4 cm)

Weight: 110.0 lb. (49.5 kg)

System requirements

An Apple Macintosh or compatible computer with at least 4MB of RAM and Macintosh system software version 7.1 or later

An IBM or compatible computer with at least 8MB of RAM and Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 or later

Product specifications are subject to change. Check with your Apple reseller for the most current information about product specifications and configurations.

© 1996 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, AppleTalk, ColorSync, EtherTalk, LaserWriter, LocalTalk, Mac, Macintosh, New York, Power Macintosh, TrueType, and Zeal are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S.A. and other countries. Chicago, Geneva, and Monaco are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Adobe and PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

Helvetica, Times, and Palatino are registered trademarks of Linotype-HellAG and/or its subsidiaries. ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC Garamond, ITC Zapf Chancery, and ITC Zapf Dingbats are registered trademarks of International Typeface Corporation. Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Ltd. Mention ofnon-Appleproducts is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of these products. All understandings, agreements, or warranties, if any, take place directly between the vendors and the prospective users.

October 1996. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. Printed in U.S.A. L02030A