Configuring an Apple LaserWriter Pro 810

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:22 By Dave Brooks

Q: My printer is an Apple LaserWriter Pro 810 and it has a built-in print server. I cannot configure my print server to work with INTELLIscribe.

A: The LaserWriter Pro 810 does not support the JetDirect protocol. You must select the LPD:515 protocol in INTELLIscribe and assign it a queue name. The built-in queue names for this print server are "TEXT" and "PASSTHRU" (remember that the queue names are case-sensitive).

"PASSTHRU" should be used as the data will already be formatted for the printer.

Note: in researching this article, I searched on whether the LaserWriter is still in use. While Apple discontinued the LaserWriter line in 1998 when Steve Jobs returned to Apple (according to Wikipedia) these printers are still in use, and it is possible to get repairs.