Personal LaserWriter SC

The Personal LaserWriter SC was a lower speed, lower cost replacement for the LaserWriter IISC. Like the IISC, it connects to a single Mac using SCSI. It is not networkable and does not have Postscript. It is a QuickDraw printer that depends on the host computer to render the page before sending it to the printer.

Apple Personal LaserWriter

As with the IISC, the SC gets by with just 1 MB of memory and a 68000 CPU – it has even less power than the slowest Macintosh. It also prints slowly, with a 4 page per minute maximum throughput.

The 1990 through 1992 Personal LaserWriter models are built around the Canon LBP-LX print engine. Additional models were introduced in 1991 and 1992.


  • Introduced 1990.01 at $2,799; discontinued 1993.09.01
  • CPU: 7.2755 MHz 68000
  • ROM: 16 KB
  • RAM: 1 MB
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Speed: 8 pages per minute
  • Engine: Canon LBP-LX
  • Interfaces: SCSI
  • Languages: QuickDraw
  • Accessory Port: none
  • SCSI Drive Support: no
  • Size (H/W/D): 8.0″ x 15.0″ x 18.3″
  • Weight: 32 lb.
  • Power Supply: 600W
  • Upgrade Path: none

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