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Shadia Williams EGR 125 Chapter 1 Project 01/16/2010 When thinking of printers, normally one would consider inkjet or laser as the main output device. Another printer, not known of by many people is the pen plotter. A plotter is normally used to produce hard copies of charts, maps, and drawings. This being so, the usual market group of plotters are engineers. Pen plotters differ from normal printers in that they use a pen that draws graphics by using lines as opposed to a series of dots. This process hinders the speed of plotters, making them slower than printers. In much of the same way a computer communicates with a
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Unformatted text preview: printer, it would also send its commands to a plotter. The user tells the computer what position they want the graphic to be placed on the paper, and from there, the most efficient path of pen is calculated and performed using the programming language of that machine. There is also another type of plotter, called a cutting plotter. It works almost the same way that a pen plotter does. They replace the pen with a knife. Instead of drawing graphics, it cuts out the object to be seen. You can see the work of these plotters everyday while driving; on billboards, posters, and things of that sort....
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