What is the difference between printer and plotter?

Asked Jan 16, 2010
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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Answered Jan 16, 2010
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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.
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.
Answered Nov 30, 2017
Difference between printer and plotter:-

A printer is a peripheral device that creates a solid copy of the digital data that
is represented on the computer screen. Printers can be used to connect to a
computer using a USB or wirelessly. One printer can also be connected to
many computers allowing all computers to be able to print on that printer.

A plotter is a computer printer that is used for printing vector graphics. Plotters
differ from normal printers because it has a computerized pen that is used to
draw across the surface of a paper.

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Answered Dec 26, 2017
Printer and plotter, both are devices but differ in functionalities. The Printer brings images, pictures, and text on the pages with the help of commands mostly given through the network. On the other hand, the plotter is a device and it draws a picture on the pages through command given by computer.
Answered May 18, 2019
The primary distinction between these two is that a plotter is a gadget that draws pictures on the page with the assistance of directions given through a PC. Then again, a printer is a gadget that expedites pictures and messages the page with the assistance of directions given through a system
Answered Jun 12, 2019

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