NEXT Color Printer find

From: Jeffrey H. Ingber <>
Date: Sat Dec 29 20:07:48 2001

I have a NeXT color printer.

>From what I know about NeXT printers, none of them are PostScript. The
NeXT printers are similar to monitors or a 'display device', in that the
Display PostScript engine in the operating system is the same engine
that handles printing. This would make the use of a NeXT printer on a
PC require a filter, which I don't beleive exists. Both of the
centronics ports on the printer are SCSI. I've never seen one that has
a parellel port.

The printer is interesting to say the least. If you pop the cover off,
you'll see how complicated these early inkjet printers were. There's a
maze of tubing running all of the printer through all kinds of pumps and
reserviours to move the ink. I've rebuilt mine from the ground up, and
I can tell you it's not an easy task. I had to do this because there
was ink that had dried in the lines. It's amazing these printers
actually work.

Jeffrey H. Ingber (jhingber _at_

On Sat, 2001-12-29 at 20:34, Louis Schulman wrote:
> Today I picked up a NEXT Color Printer in a thrift shop. From what I have found, it is a PostScript color
> printer using a Cannon Bubblejet engine, with a SCSI interface (altough it appears to have a standard LPT
> Centronics interface as well). It is Model N2005. It has the extremely interesting serial number of
> ACS-00000017.
> The machine, aside from being dusty, is like new.
> I don't have a NEXT system, and I have not tried hooking it up to my PC (yet). Does anyone know if this will
> work (using a generic PS driver)?
> In any event, if this is the NEXT item on your list to complete your NEXT system, I would be happy to
> discuss a deal.
> Louis
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