Apple LaserWriter 8500 Printer
Printer/Print Server
Apple Computer, Inc.
31 Aug 1998
Tested and Approved with the following Novell products:
(v4.0) Support Pack for NetWare 4.11 IntranetWare
IntranetWare Client for Windows 3.x(v2.2) IntranetWare Client for Windows 95(v2.2)
IntranetWare Client for Windows NT(v4.11) IntranetWare for Small Business
NDPS Port Handler for NetWare Servers(v1.00) NDPS Printer Devices Subsystem for NetWare Servers(v1.00)
NetWare(v3.2) NetWare (v3.12)
NetWare (v4.11) NetWare 3.2 Enhancement Pack
NetWare 5 Novell Client for Windows 95 (v2.7)
Novell Client for Windows NT(v4.40) Novell Directory Services
Novell Distributed Print Services (NDPS)(v2.0) intraNetWare Print Services for UNIX(v2.3)

Product Description
The Apple LaserWriter 8500 offers supperior-quality printing, ease of use, and speed at an affordable low price. This cross-platform printer comes stanndard with LocalTalk, Parallel and ethernet ports, and is an ideal choise for business users, workgroups, and graphics professionals who need exceptional laser printing. The LaserWriter 8500 offers true 600-dpi resolution for sharp text and graphics. It also features duplex and extensive media support and prints at up to 20 pages per minute. The Apple LaserWriter 8500 is an enterprise network printer solution for Netware, Macintosh and Unix environments.

Test Configuration
Product/Model/RevApple LaserWriter 8500 Printer /LaserWriter 8500/Rev. 1.0
Device TypePrinter/Print Server
Enhanced Security Reset CapabilityYes
FontsTrue Type and PostScript with 136 Built-in Type 1 Fonts
Frame Type802.2, 802.3, Ethernet_II, Ethernet_SNAP
LAN ConfigurationAppletalk (LocalTalk), Ethernet (EtherTalk) 10 Base-T, 10Base2, 100BaseTX
LanguageAdode PostScript Level 2 (version 2015+), PCL5
Memory16 MB RAM expanable to 64 MB, 2KB EEPROM, 4 MB ROM
PortsHigh-speed parallel interface (Bi-directional), AAUI Ethernet interface
Supported Protocol(s)NDS, SNMP, TCP/IP, AppleTalk, EtherTalk, IPX/SPX, NetBios/NetBEUI
Tested Protocol(s)802.2
Additional SoftwareApple LaserWriter Printer Software
ResolutionTrue 600-dpi Fine & PrintPhotograde
Speed20 ppm
Tested Printing Mode1 NDPS LPR on IP Mode
NDPS Queue Mode

The term Tested and Approved applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Apple Computer, Inc.
20450 Stevens Creek Blvd.
M/S 76-4C
Cupertino, CA, 95014