How Does a Plotter Work? - 22-06-2016

  • Computer plotters are a type of output device commonly used for computer-aided design applications, to output large vector designs such as architectural blueprints. By moving a pen mechanically, plotters draw line art onto the surface of the paper to reproduce vector graphics drawn on a computer. Although ideal for printing large line art graphics, plotters could not reproduce raster graphics, and the introduction of wide format inkjet and laser printers have rendered them largely obsolete.

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