LaserWriter IISC

The LaserWriter IISC was a bit of an oddity. It was the low end of the LaserWriter II family, and to keep costs down Apple left out LocalTalk networking and Postscript. The IISC connects to a single Mac using a SCSI cable. QuickDraw images are rendered in the computer and then sent to the printer.

Apple LaserWriter II

This means that the IISC can get by with just 1 MB of memory and a 7.45 MHz 68000 CPU – less power than the slowest Macintosh.

The LaserWriter IISC could be upgraded by replacing the logic board with a IINT, IINTX, IIF, or IIG board. This turns it into a networkable Postscript printer.


  • Introduced 1988.01.01 at $2,799; discontinued 1990.07.01
  • CPU: 7.45 MHz 68000
  • ROM: 16 KB
  • RAM: 1 MB
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Speed: 8 pages per minute
  • Engine: Canon LBP-SX
  • Interfaces: SCSI
  • Languages: QuickDraw
  • Accessory Port: ADB
  • SCSI Drive Support: no
  • Size (H/W/D): 8.75″ x 20.2″ x 18.7″
  • Weight: 45 lb.
  • Power Supply: 900W
  • Upgrade Path: IINT, IINTX, IIF, IIG board

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