Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS

The Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS was a no compromise color laser printer with 600 dot-per-inch output, 110 lb. of weight, and gorgeous output. It uses four separate toner cartridges – black, cyan, yellow, and magenta.

Color LaserWriter 12/600 PSIt was replaced by the less costly Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS, which has the same specifications, in October 1996. The Color LaserWriter was a workhorse in Kinko’s locations across the US.

The Color LaserWriter 12/600 PS is reputed to be the most expensive printer Apple ever sold.


  • introduced 1995.06; replaced by Color LaserWriter 12/660 PS 1996.10; discontinued in 1997
  • CPU: 30 MHz AMD 29030
  • ROM: 8 MB
  • RAM: 12 MB, expandable to 40 MB using 60ns 72-pin RAM
  • resolution: 600 dpi
  • speed: 12 pages per minute for black-only, 3 pages per minute for color
  • engine: Canon
  • interfaces: Ethernet, LocalTalk, Parallel
  • languages: PostScript Level 2 (possibly PCL 5)
  • accessory port: none
  • SCSI drive support: yes
  • size (H/W/D): 18.0″ x 21.0″ x 23.0″
  • weight: 110 lb.
  • power supply: 1100W

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