NEXT Color Printer find

From: Jeffrey H. Ingber <>
Date: Sat Dec 29 23:13:27 2001

On Sat, 2001-12-29 at 22:54, Louis Schulman wrote:

> Well, you are mistaken about something. This printer has _three_ Centronics ports, two are SCSI, and the
> other is smaller, the size of a parallel port. My theory is that this is the difference between a Model 2004,
> which is documented in web literature, and Model 2005, of which there may have been few examples (since
> this one is evidently number 17).

Very interesting. Mine definitely has only 2 50-pin Centronics ports.
The serial number is 00000078, and is an N2004. What makes this even
more interesting is that NeXT's didn't have a parallel port (that I know

There's an easy way to test if a) That's a parallel port, and b) it has
an on-board PostScript processor. Just connect it to a PC and send some
PostScript to the printer. That would make a nice inexpensive
PostScript color printer if this works, as ink is still available.

Jeffrey H. Ingber (jhingber _at_

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> #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
> #> 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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