ImageWriter LQ

Introduced: August 1987
Terminated: December 1990


The ImageWriter LQ, like the other ImageWriter printers, was a dot matrix printer.  It had a print resolution of 320 x 216 DPI and could print a page in about three minutes.  It was a single color printer, though a four-color ribbon could be used.  An expansion card could be used that allowed the ImageWriter LQ to be networked via AppleTalk.


In contrast with its predecessor, the ImageWriter II, the ImageWriter LQ was not as reliable and was noisier.  However, its compatibility with both Apple and Macintosh lines made it very popular in schools.


Type: Impact dot matrix
Processor: None
Processor Speed:—
Language: QuickDraw
Colors: 1, Optional 4
Connection: Serial, Optional LocalTalk
Pages Per Minute: 0.3
DPI: 216
Power: 180 W
Weight and Dimensions (US): 38 lbs., 5.12” H x 23.2” W x 15” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 17.2 kg, 13 cm H x 58.9 cm W x 38.1 cm D


The ImageWriter LQ was introduced in 1987 and was produced until 1990.



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