Different Types of Plotter Applications, Advantages, Disadvantages


Hey, let's go to know about the different types of Plotter and their own applications, advantages, and disadvantages. Basically, a plotter is a special type of printer which is used to print large maps, graphs, designs, and engineering drawing with high accuracy. Generally, the plotters are works on the same principle of Inkjet Printers, but as the very accuracy is mandatory so the plotters have some additional arrangements.


Types of Plotter


There are different types of plotter which are explained below,

1. Drum Plotter


Basically, drum Plotter has a rotating drum and one or more fixed pens of different colors. During the operation, the paper is placed on the drum and the cylindrical drum rotates according to the signal coming from the computer. So, when the drum rotates, the Pens are also moves left and right according to the input signal, therefore, the images are drawn.

Drum Plotter, Types of Plotter Applications


Drum Plotter Application


Drum Plotters are used for very large posters, maps, drawing, etc. They are also used for long graphic prints such as billboards, blueprints, etc.

Drum Plotter Advantage


The most important advantage is, unlimited length of images can be printed but the width is restricted to the drum's width.

Disadvantage

Drum Plotters are most costlier than other plotters because it has both drum and pen as moving part.




2. Flatbed Plotter


The flatbed plotter has a rectangular flatbed table arrangement where the paper is to be placed. Almost the same size of the paper as the size of the flatbed can be placed in this plotter. Here the pens are moving part. During the operation, pens are moving left and write as well as up and down according to the given input signal, therefore, images are drawn.

Flatbed Plotter Application


Flatbed Plotters are used to print mechanical design such as the design of cars, ships, buildings, etc.

Disadvantages

The Flatbed Plotters are very slow in operation due to the movement of pens in all directions.



3. Inkjet Plotter


Inkjet plotters have nozzle system through which it pushes the beads of ink directly onto the paper surface and makes the images. 

Inkjet plotters are used by advertising agencies for the printing of banners, posters, etc.


4. Cutting Plotter


Cutting Plotters have sharp blades instead of pens. The double coated papers are used with these printers. 


Cutting Plotter, Types of Plotter Applications


These plotters cut the upper thin layer of the paper to produce graphical images. They are mostly used to print different symbols, logos, signs, letters, numbers, etc. The vehicles graphics are generally made by cutting plotters. These plotters are very fast in operation.




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