Color StyleWriter 1500

Introduced: February 1996
Terminated: N/A


The Color StyleWriter 1500 was an ink-jet printer using the QuickDraw interpreter.  Communication options include a serial port, an optional LocalTalk or Ethernet.  It could print 3 black and white pages a minute or a color page in three minutes with a resolution of 720 x 360.


The Color StyleWriter 1500 was budget-conscious printing option for home and business users.  While the speed left something to be desired, it was very affordable by comparison to other printers with similar specifications.  It was similar in design and quality to the Canon BJC 250 printer.


Color StyleWriter 1500


Type: Thermal ink-jet
Processor: None
Processor Speed:—
Language: QuickDraw
Colors: 4
Connection: Serial, Optional LocalTalk or Ethernet
Pages Per Minute: 3 black and white, 0.3 color
DPI: 720 x 360
Power: 22.6 W
Weight and Dimensions (US): 5.5 lbs., 6.9” H x 13.7” W x 8.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 2.5 kg, 17.5 cm H x 34.8 cm W x 21.6 cm D
The Color StyleWriter 1500 was sold in 1996.




  • The main problem of delegating the elaboration of the press to the computer was that normally the communication between computer and printer was slow and therefore the press also turned out slow. The Apple Color Printer did not suffer from this defect since it connected to a computer via a relatively fast SCSI bus. -Jonathan Berkowitz

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