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1989 ImageWriter II

No vintage Mac setup is complete without a printer. I managed to score this mint condition ImageWriter II for a mere $20.00. Granted, shipping was…you guessed it: $20.00. Still, $40 is a great price for a printer in perfect working order with zero yellowing.

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It even had a ribbon in it. I loaded some paper and fired it up.

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I just printed some gibberish to see how it looked. I guess the ribbon is pretty dried up. At least the printer works, and ribbons are a dime a dozen on eBay.

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That looks awesome.

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I had one of these as a kid. So much school work was printed on it. Back in 1989, I used to blow my teachers away with my MacPaint creations and book reports done in MacWrite with fancy fonts and images. No one else in school (that I knew of anyway) had a computer, let alone a Mac with such awesome desktop publishing capabilities. Certainly, no one I knew of had a printer. Actually, now that I think of it, I did have one friend that had a Commodore 128, but that was just good for playing Spy Hunter.

I guess we got rid of it in a move along with all the other old Mac stuff. Crazy to think nowadays that we used to just throw this stuff out. What’s even crazier is that 15 years later I’d be buying it all back!