What is the difference between printer and plotter?

mamtamamta25
Asked Jan 16, 2010

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With the first model plotters, the plotter basically used a pen nib to draw maps ect, using co ordinate based software and generally printed on rolls of paper.

Where as a printer, prints on sheets of paper and geneally prints graphical or text based documents. however nowadays, plotters, can be widely referred to as large format.

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Oni_Kami
Answered Jan 16, 2010
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uppal751
Answered May 31, 2010
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A plotter is a vector graphics printing device that connects to a computer.
Pen Plotters print their output by moving a pen across the surface of a piece of paper. This means that plotters are restricted to line art, rather than raster graphics as with other printers. They can draw complex line art, including text, but do so very slowly because of the mechanical movement of the pens. (Pen Plotters are incapable of creating a solid region of color; but can hatch an area by drawing a number of close, regular lines.)



A computer printer, or more commonly a printer, produces a hard copy (permanent human-readable text and/or graphics) of documents stored in electronic form, usually on physical print media such as paper transparencies. Many printers are primarily used as computer peripherals, and are attached by a printer cable to a computer which serves as a document source. Other printers, commonly known as network printers, have built-in network interfaces (typically wireless or Ethernet), and can serve as a hardcopy device for any user on the network.
Shailesh
Answered Aug 08, 2012
Printer is a device that creates a hard copy of the digital data that is represented on the computer screen.And plotter is a computer hardware device similar to printer that is used for printing vector graphics.But if you need printer for your business purpose then finloyd they are the best solution.And finloyd also provides all end-to-end office automation solutions.
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finloyd
Answered Nov 30, 2017

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