Calligraph Laser Printer Interface V3

The calligraph is a direct drive printer interface, which were common in the early 1990s because laser printers were expensive, particularly the memory require to create page images before printing. So the idea is to use the computers CPU and memory to create the page image and then feed it directly to the print mechanism, and save money on the way. The Calligraph printers were originally Qume and laterly Sharp or Dataproducts. The early, pre-RiscPC, Calligraph interfaces did not work with the RiscPC and Caligraph launched the v3 card for RiscPCs.

4QD have a useful Calligraph FAQ
Here are the Calligraph Printer drivers .

Date : 1994

Manufacturer : Calligraph Ltd

Physical Description : Expansion board.

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH48990. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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