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plotter
Last modified: Sunday, September 01, 1996 

plotter
A device that draws pictures on paper based on commands from a computer. Plotters differ from printers in that they draw lines using a pen. As a result, they can produce continuous lines, whereas printers can only simulate lines by printing a closely spaced series of dots. Multicolor plotters use different-colored pens to draw different colors.

In general, plotters are considerably more expensive than printers. They are used in engineering applications where precision is mandatory.

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SUICO is a reseller of Calcomp, Hewlett Packard, Roland Digital Group, and Summagraphics plotters and supplies. Product details are accessible either by manufacturer or product category.

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