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CGP-220

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The Radio Shack TRS-80 CGP-220 (Cat. No. 26-1268) is a color inkjet printer. "CGP" stands for "Color Graphics Printer" and the 220 was the second and final printer in Radio Shack's CGP series (the first was the CGP-115, which was actually a plotter rather than a printer). The 220 debuted in 1984's RSC-10, p.31 with a list price of $699.

Every CGP-220 came bundled with a cassette containing a CoCo color screen dump program in machine language. This despite the CGP-220 also being compatible with, and marketed to, non-CoCo and even non-Tandy/Radio Shack computer owners. This shows how committed to the CoCo Tandy was at the time, and helped to raise the CoCo's profile outside the CoCo community.

Articles

Overall, the CGP-220 was well-received by reviewers.

Y=Year, M=Month, P=Page
Review Author Magazine Y M P
The CGP-220 Ink Jet Printer Linda Miller TRS-80 Microcomputer News 83 10 53
Color Ink Jet Printer Is Sensational CoCo Peripheral Lonnie Falk The Rainbow 83 11 242
Technicolour Tandy Bill Davies Personal Computer News 83 12 35
A Member of the Ink-Jet Set Mark Zachmann PC Magazine 84 02 226
Printing Power Michael Matts Dragon User 84 03 20
TRS-80 Strings: CGP-220 Seven-Color Ink Jet Printer Stephen B. Gray Creative Computing 84 06 226
Radio Shack CGP-220 Vincent Puglia PC Magazine 84 11 358
Meet the Jet Set Phillip Johnson Popular Computing 84 12 110
Color Me Beautiful: Radio Shack's CGP-220 Color Printer Bradford N. Dixon 80 Micro 85 01 36

Resources

CGP-220 User Manual on Color Computer Archive (PDF)