Interfacing Printers to the Apple ][

The Apple II paddle I/O Port is immediately available to connect an RS232 type. serial mode printer. Tom Geer, of the Empire Electronics store in Burien is probably the first person in the area to have a TTY up and running. 

If you ask, Tom would probably be glad to give you some hints on how to proceed. There is a simple machine language program in the revised Apple II manual to enable a printer.

Empire has ordered a number of  “Black Box” printers from Expandor, with delivery set for March. The Black Box is an 80 column, 10 CPS, serial mode impact printer which uses 8-1/2″ plain paper rolls. It sells for $425.00.

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About the Author

Val J. Golding

Val J. Golding was the founder of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and served on it's board from 1978 to 1984. and 2002 to 2008. He passed away on 2 July 2008. He was one of the founders of the International Apple Corps, served as the editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine as well as Apple Orchard and On Three Magazines.