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APPLE UPGRADES LASERWRITER POSTSCRIPT DRIVER

 CUPERTINO, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Product Description:
 The new Apple LaserWriter printer driver, version 8.0, is designed to improve the functionality and performance of PostScript-compatible LaserWriter printers, especially those capable of supporting PostScript Level 2.
 The driver software combines all of the features of previous LaserWriter printer drivers, including application compatibility, support for TrueType fonts and PostScript Level 1 compatibility, and it adds support for features that are specific to individual printers. Specific PostScript Printer Description files (PPDs) offer finger-tip control for printer features such as multiple paper trays, printer resolution, PhotoGrade and optional envelope trays. This means, for example, that a printer with two or more paper trays can easily and efficiently print page one of a document on letterhead and the rest of the document on regular bond paper.
 The new driver is also designed to improve background printing performance -- up to 30 percent for business graphics. It also provides support for PostScript Level 2 features, including data compression, real-time error reporting, patterns and pattern-caching and color.
 Significance:
 Apple believes the new driver will allow Macintosh users to get the most out of Apple's diverse line of PostScript LaserWriters printers by providing them with enhanced functionality and performance.
 Availability and Distribution:
 The new software is currently scheduled to begin shipping with Apple's PostScript Level 2 LaserWriters -- currently the Personal LaserWriter NTR and LaserWriter Pro 600 and 630 -- in late April. Apple plans to replace previous versions of LaserWriter drivers with this software. The driver was co-developed by Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) and Adobe Systems Inc. Adobe will ship the driver separately under the brand name of PSPrinter version 8.0.
 Upgrade Procedure:
 Once available, current LaserWriter owners will be able to purchase the new printer driver and user's guide directly from Apple's tollfree software line, 800-769-2775, extension 7873. The software is also available via Apple's online information system, AppleLink. New PostScript Level 2 printers will ship with the new driver.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks; and LaserWriter and TrueType are a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Pat Kinley of Apple Computer, 408-974-2589/
 (AAPL)


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