If your business has much more niche printing requirements, then investing in a plotter or large format printer may be the way forward. Plotter printers are used mostly by architects, ship builders as well as designers, graphic artists and other types of design businesses. Using vector graphics files, plotter printers use a flat bed and pens to literally plot and draw onto the paper slowly to create intricate and precise graphics in much larger formats than many types of conventional printers. Because these designs are often used to build with, the lines must be as mathematically precise as possible in order for them to be of any use to its user.
Modern plotters work alongside the changes in design technology such as CAD applications and despite losing some favour to inkjet and laser printers, are still routinely used amongst some businesses. Large format printers create printed images onto much larger materials for a variety of purposes such as adverts and posters to even creating wallpaper, often being between 18” and 100” in width.
Modern large format printers have integrated scanners and use high quality ink and advanced pantone colour technology to create clear and high definition images.