Apple ImageWriter II Printer

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Introduced in 1985 at $595, the ImageWriter II was Apple’s longest running product! It was discontinued in 1996. During it’s long life, there were 3 models of the ImageWriter II:

A9M0310 was the first Model. Snow White in color, it was introduced with the Apple IIc. Easily distinguished not only by the color, but also the only model without the ImageWriter II name on the top of the case.

A9M0320 was the second and longest running model. Platinum, or gray in color, this model was introduced with the Apple IIGS and sports the “ImageWriter II” name next to the Apple logo on the top.

G0010 (C0090LL/A) was the last model of the ImageWriter II. While the same color as the previous model, it was easily the lightest of the 3 models, the only one to use a switching power supply instead of an A/C transformer. The easiest way to determine this model is that the serial and A/C ports are on the sides below the tractor feed, rather than on the back of the legs.

 

Overall, they all look and work the same, but there are some parts that are not interchangeable. They are all compatible with every Apple II model, Apple III, Lisa (Macintosh XL), and every Macintosh model from the 128K through the Beige G3. In other words, it was compatible with every single computer Apple ever made, except for the original Apple (or Apple 1), until the iMac was introduced in 1998. Wow!

This dot matrix printer offers 3 levels of print quality, Near Letter Quality (NLQ), Standard Quality and Draft Quality at speeds of up to 250 characters per second! Seven color printing, text formatting, character sets and even proportional spacing are all handled easily. Form feed (continuous or tractor feed) paper, envelopes, labels and single sheet paper can all be used with this printer as well as pre-printed forms, checks and multi-part forms.

Optional accessories will further enhance the ImageWriter II’s performance.
* ImageWriter II SheetFeeder will hold 100 sheets of regular printer paper.
* ImageWriter II 32K Memory Option acts as a buffer and will hold up to 20 pages in memory while waiting to print.
* ImageWriter II AppleTalk Option lets up to 31 computers share the printer on an AppleTalk network.

The ImageWriter II cannot use both the Memory Option and AppleTalk Option. Only one or the other.

The ImageWriter II uses a serial interface and is usable on any computer that has one, just have to find the correct interface cable for your computer. The serial port on the printer is the round, 8 pin Mini-DIN. The serial port on your computer may be a 9 pin DB-9 (Macintosh 128K and 512K), the same round 8 pin Mini-DIN as on the printer (Mac Plus and up, Apple IIGS, IIC Plus), a 25 pin DB25 on the Super Serial Card installed in an Apple ][, ][ Plus or //e, 25 pin C port on an Apple ///, 25 pin B port on Lisa/XL. Apple //c has a round, 5 pin DIN.

No external power supply need for this printer, just a standard computer power cable will do.
Serial Interface card required for the Apple ][, ][ Plus and //e.
Accessories and ribbons will be listed here.
Manual (s) for the ImageWriter II.
Repair parts for the ImageWriter II.
Serial Interface cables.
AppleTalk/LocalTalk items.

Apple ImageWriter II / LQ LocalTalk AppleTalk Option

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Network your printer with two or more computers!

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ImageWriter II/LQ LocalTalk Option allows you to share your printer with other users over the AppleTalk network. Apple # A9B0314.

The AppleTalk Option board, 670-4201-A sits on top of the Main board of the ImageWriter II or ImageWriter LQ. Printer interface board for LocalTalk networks

Note that the names LocalTalk and AppleTalk are the same thing in relation to this board. Apple renamed it.

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Apple ImageWriter II Printer A9M0310

Plug and Play Apple II and Macintosh!

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This is the first model of the ImageWriter II, Apple A9M0310 (825-1170-B). Snow white in color to match the Apple //c.

Serial interface ~ miniDIN 8 pin port ~ works on all Apple II's (requires a Super Serial Card II for the ][, ][ Plus and //e) and Macintosh computers. Serial cable required, but not included as there are several variations depending on which computer will be used. Power cable is free upon request but not included as you may not need one.

**Photos are for illustration only and will NOT be the printer that you get**

 

 

Two currently available and both work well. Choose below:

  • #1 - SN 0223959 - Rom 3. Looks Nice!
  • #2 - SN 0182892 - Rom 5. Light to medium discoloration.

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Apple ImageWriter II Printer A9M0320

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Plug and Play Apple II and Macintosh!

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This is the second model of the ImageWriter II printer, Apple A9M0320 (825-6007-A), and the most commonly found.

Serial interface ~ miniDIN 8 pin port ~ works on all Apple II's (requires a Super Serial Card II for the ][, ][ Plus and //e) and Macintosh computers. Serial cable required, but not included as there are several variations depending on which computer will be used.

Expect minor scratches and scuffs as these are now more than 30 years old. Anything more major will be noted below. Power cable is free upon request but not included as you may not need one.

**Photos are for illustration only and will NOT be the printer that you get**

Several currently available and all work well. Choose below:

  • #1 - SN 0751367. RomRev 4. Looks Nice!
  • #2 - Sold! SN 2282347. RomRev 5. Looks Nice. Small nicks in the top front and left front edges.
  • #3 - Sold! SN 1276912. RomRev 5. Severely discolored.
  • #4 - Sold! SN 0988942. RomRev 4. Light to medium discoloration. Slightly lighter area on cover where a sticker was removed.
  • #5 - Sold! SN 1003800. RomRev 4. Light discoloration.

Stay tuned for more!

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Apple ImageWriter II Printer G0010

Use on any Apple computer through 1998.

Plug and Play Apple II and Macintosh!

Additional DescriptionMore Details

This is the third and final model of the ImageWriter II printer, Apple G0010 (C0090LL/A). The power supply changed in this model, making it the lightest ImageWriter II. The AC input and serial port were moved to the side of the body rather than in the legs.

Serial interface ~ miniDIN 8 pin port ~ works on all Apple II's (requires a Super Serial Card II for the ][, ][ Plus and //e) and Macintosh computers. Serial cable required, but not included as there are several variations depending on which computer will be used. Power cable is free upon request but not included as you may not need one.

**Photos are for illustration only and will NOT be the printer that you get**

 

Two currently available and both work well. Choose below:

  • #1 - SN TF03833W. Medium discoloration
  • #2 - SN TF0341MN. Blotchy discoloration from light on the left and back to severe on the right.

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