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sjjordan
Aug 25, 2004, 02:26 PM
A friend of mine has a 520C and wants to get a printer for it. I guess they have a laptop so why not get a printer? I don't recognize any of the ports on it. Has anyone hooked up a printer to these, and can you still get printers that will print from one?

Thanks

LeeTom
Aug 25, 2004, 02:27 PM
You can probably hook it up to an ImageWriter II

Lee Tom

Macky-Mac
Aug 25, 2004, 02:44 PM
most Macs from back then used a serial port to connect to a printer

A used printer is probably their best bet..........but amazingly Epson still sells a wide-format inkjet printer that comes with a serial port......however it's something like $500 which might be more than your friends want to spend.

vraxtus
Aug 25, 2004, 02:52 PM
If indeed it's using the round serial port connector (that was similar to the modem/printer ports from older Macs), you can get probably get an older Apple-proprietary printer for it. I have one, but it's an inkjet, and I'm not sure if it works anymore... oh yeah it's black and white only. I got it in '96 :D

Oh yeah it was a StyleWriter.