ImageWriter vs. ImageWriter II Ribbon

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by froggytreafrogg, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Hi, I own several Apple ImageWriter II color ribbons and I might be acquiring an Apple ImageWriter I. Will the II ribbons work in the I? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. Baron58 macrumors 6502

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    It's been 20 years, but.... No. They were completely different printers. I had an ImageWriter I, and lusted after a II at the time :rolleyes: I'm 99% sure the black ribbons were not interchangeable, and I KNOW the 'rainbow ribbon' would not work in a IW1.

    We used to extend the life of the ribbons by using a paperclip to press in a little locking tab on the ribbon, which would allow you to 'rewind' it. It worked fine for the second use, third was kind of bad, and 4th was desperation-only.
     
  3. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    thanks for the response. i'm glad i know. i'm looking into an imagewriter i for my collction. i collect old electronics. especially apple stuff.
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I think I have about the same memory -- Imagewriter I and II had completely different ribbon systems.
     

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