About Plotter

A plotter produces vector graphics drawings. Plotters draw lines on paper using a pen, or in some applications, use a knife to cut a material like vinyl or leather. In the latter case, they are sometimes known as a cutting plotter.

In the past, plotters were used in applications such as computer-aided design, as they were able to produce line drawings much faster and of a higher quality than contemporary conventional printers. Smaller desktop plotters were often used for business graphics.

The use is almost uncountable if it’s a printing/ publishing industry or raw material industry (paper, vinyl, leather, metal sheets, Mylar) or a cutting industry. They all require a plotter. In recent years the use of cutting plotters has become popular with the home enthusiast of paper craft such as card making and scrapbooking. Such tools allow desire card and paper shapes to be cut out precisely and repeated perfectly identically. Cutting plotters are very easy to use. They are output devices that are connected to a computer or a phone sometimes when having Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The connected machine should have a designing or drawing tool installed and running like Coral draw or any other chosen software which sent the command to the plotter. Then tell it to use either all or selected lines as cut lines. Then send it to the machine. One of the easiest and cheapest tools to use. Cutting plotter cost between Rs 16500 to 83000/- for a single blade and can be bought at hobby shops and e-commerce sites like OhManyKart or Skycut .Printers with graphics capabilities took away some of the market by the early 1980s, and the introduction of laser printers in the mid-1980s largely eliminated the use of plotters from most roles. Plotters retained a niche for producing very large drawings for many years, but have now largely been replaced by wide-format conventional printers. Cutting plotters remain in use in a number of industries. Cutting plotters use knives to cut into a piece of material (such as paper,  mylar  film, or vinyl film) that is lying on the flat surface area of the plotter. The cutting plotter is connected to a computer, which is equipped with cutting design or drawing computer software programs. Those computer software programs are responsible for sending the necessary cutting dimensions or designs in order to command the cutting knife to produce the correct project cutting needs. [2] In recent years the use of cutting plotters (generally called die-cut machines) has become popular with home enthusiasts of paper crafts such as  cardmaking  and scrapbooking. Such tools allow desired card and decal shapes to be cut out very precisely, and repeatably

How to clean your Cutting Plotter

The cleaning and maintenance are also easily doable and not require many different cleaning liquids and fluids. The blades are made of tungsten and last quite a long depending on what material you're cutting with it. Your machine's cutting blades are designed to last a reasonably long amount of time (months to years depending on the manufacturer). This typically translates to about 500 to 1000 yards in material cut for vinyl, but it could be less if you're using a thicker, coarser material. We recommend an adhesive cleaner that is meant for vinyl cutters. Look for one that has the right solvent mixture as to not harm your equipment. Also, choose one that is mild in odour, non-hazardous, and biodegradable. If you have noticed a serious build-up of glue, use tweezers or even some adhesive removers to get rid of the build-up as soon as possible. To maintain your grit rollers, use the wire brush to scrub them lightly. Try going in a slow circular motion, which will get rid of paper scraps and more without causing any damage. Make sure that you do not interfere with any of the paint while doing this type of cleaning and removing of build-up. You must commit to cleaning the wheels about once a week to maintain things in good working order. This procedure will keep your wheels from getting coated in adhesive, which can cause you to have serious tracking problems. It is important to keep in mind to test on an inconspicuous area to determine if the cleaner will not remove any seals.

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