[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT printer emulator/bridge
Brian L. Stuart
blstuart at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 17 14:00:56 EDT 2018
On Sun, 6/17/18, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On 06/17/2018 01:33 PM, Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I have two next laser printers..I thought they were just ho laser jet II's
>> with an adapter
> No, they are very different.
> HP never got their hands on these; NeXT bought SX engines from Canon.
> The engine is modified to do 400DPI, from its default of 300DPI. No
> rasterizer/video driver board is present, and the raw engine video and
> timing handshake signals are brought out from the SX engine's DC
> controller to the interface.
Sun did something similar with their SPARCprinter back
around 1990-ish. Not a bad printer for the time, but they
got to where they wouldn't feed the paper correctly. When
ours got to where it was more trouble than it was worth,
we replaced it with a pretty nice Lexmark.
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