LaserWriter IISC

In the late 80s, Apple introduced a new printer to the market: the LaserWriter IISC. This printer was a part of Apple’s Printer series and was available for purchase from 1988 to 1990.

The LaserWriter II was first made available on January 1, 1988, with a starting price of $2,799. This new printer featured a 7.45 MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 16 KB of ROM, the ability to print in one color, a resolution of up to 300 dpi, and a fast printing speed of 8 pages per minute. Additionally, it also had a SCSI connection port for added connectivity options.

Despite its impressive capabilities, the LaserWriter IISC was eventually discontinued on July 1, 1990. Now, 35 years later, the LaserWriter IISC is a relic of the past, but it serves as a reminder of the advancements made in technology during that time.

Apple LaserWriter II
Source: – Apple LaserWriter II

LaserWriter IISC Release Date and Original Price

Introduced January 1, 1988
DiscontinuedJuly 1, 1990
Model NumberUnknown
Original Price$2,799
Weight45 Ibs.
20.411 KG
Demensions8.7” H x 20.2” W x 18.7” D
22.09 cm H x 51.30 cm W x 47.49 cm D

Previous models


Pages Per Minute8


ProcessorMotorola 68000
Processor Speed7.45 MHz
ROM Size16 KB
Maximum Memory1 MB
Memory Slots4
Minimum Speed120 ns




Maximum Continuous Power900 W

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