Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS

Introduced: June 1995
Terminated: October 1996


With an AMD 29030 processor running at 30Mhz, the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS was Apple’s first color LaserWriter.  It used the Level 2 PostScript interpreter and could print 12 black and white pages or three color pages a minute at a DPI of 600.  Communication options included LocalTalk, Ethernet and a parallel port.


The Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS was the first color LaserWriter and the introduction of the most expensive line of Apple printers ever.  With excellent print quality, the high price was justified.  Intended for business customers in need of high volume, high quality color printing, the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS did not sell very well in spite of its excellent quality.


Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS


Type: Electrophotography
Processor: AMD 29030
Processor Speed: 30 MHz
Language: Adobe PostScript Level 2
Colors: 4
Connection: LocalTalk, Ethernet, Parallel
Pages Per Minute: 12 Black, 3 Color
DPI: 600
Cartridge: M3756G/A Black Toner, M3757G/A Cyan Toner, M3758G/A Yellow Toner, M3760G/A Magenta Toner
Power: 1100 W
Weight and Dimensions (US): 110 lbs., 18” H x 21” W x 23” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 49.9 kg, 45.7 cm H x 53.3 cm W x 58.4 cm D
ROM Size: 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 40 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 2, 72-pin SIMMs
Minimum RAM Speed: 60ns


Introduced in June of 1995, the Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS was replaced by a more advanced model in October 1996.



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