Interfacing Printers to the Apple ][

By Val J. Golding

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

Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.