A plotter is an output device that converts softcopy vector graphics data into hardcopy on different print materials. It is a printer that interprets computer commands and prints continuous lines using a pen instead of dots like an ordinary printer.
There are different types of plotters such as drum, flatbed, electrostatic, inkjet, and pen among others. They are used by engineers for blueprints and advertisement agencies for billboards and signboards. Businesses can also use them to print big business charts.
Using plotters has benefits such as high-quality print, working on big-size material, and they are fast. However, they are expensive to acquire and maintain and also they are big in size.(more…)