Armed with a scsi scanner, a powerbook and pagemaker here’s my DTP rig. The powerbook is one of the most versatile machines I own. It has whopping 80 megabytes of RAM meaning I can scan using photo shop and insert in to page maker.
I’ve always been a mac fan. Since the early 90s. Schools on the Isle of Man were blessed with Mac Plus and Classics for us to get to grips with. Claris Works and Pagemaker were king. Laserwriters provided output if only a little bit slow. Graphically these machines were way ahead of their time. I began buying older Mac’s in the 00’s. Machines I couldn’t afford as a teenager. I still have my first power mac 7600 today. My blue and white G4 still acts as my fileserver.
My favourite mac has to be the colour classic for its all in one configuration and colour screen. Sadly there are some design flaws which make it limited but I still make good use. Finally is my colour one scanner. 1200×1200 dpi and true colour from the late 90s the PC just couldn’t compete. I have a desktop publishing rig consisting of a power book 3400c and a one scanner which can easily rival todays standards.
Here’s my latest toy. A colour one scanner which has a 1200×1200 dpi resolution. Works really well with photoshop and pagemaker. 🙂
My new colour classic 🙂 Which I have upgraded to OS 7.5 and installed Claris Works and Hypercard. Made in 1992 with a 32bit processor on a 16bit bus the design was flawed. However they are a great little machine. Its rumoured you can (if you can find one) fit the LC575 board and upgrade the RAM past the measly 10Megabytes.