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Apple LaserWriter 4/600
Black & White laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: Postscript (Home page, View PPD, directly download PPD)
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler

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Printer supports direct text printing with the 'us-ascii' charset.


Bart De Gruyter (bdg at link42 dot net) posted on the Apple forum:

Hi there,

Just to let you know that the OpenPrinting database can be
updated. I am using the apple laserwriter 4/600 ps and it works

The laserwriter 4/600 ps has a localtalk connector and I print to
it from a suse 7.2 installation on a plain pc. Between the pc and
the printer there is an AsanteTalk box which bridges plain ethernet
and etherTalk (over localtalk).

pc eth0 ------ AsanteTalk ------ laserwriter 4/600 PS

On the linux pc I've made an entry under /var/spool called 
laserwriter4600ps under /var/spool/laserwriter4600ps:

- I've created a file called .paprc containing: (without the ---)

BDG's LaserWriter 4/600 PS:LaserWriter

my /etc/printcap file contains:
lp|Link42 LaserWriter|BDG's LaserWriter 4/600 PS:\

You need the following rpm's (or newer versions) to get it
working, it might also work with earlier versions, file
locations may be different between versions...


Bart De Gruyter


Consumables/Refills: toner cartridge, standard for engine

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The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

Postscript  (driver home page)
This driver is free software.
Type: PostScript
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD

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