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Question: Does HP still use the term Plotter?

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Does HP still use the term "Plotter" ? or is this old/out of date terminology?

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I don't think they use it anymore since getting rid of pen plotters.  Those used an X/Y axis when printing.

 

Kind of miss mine.

 

But I still see the description used on Ebay and Craigslist, even on the newest versions of the designjet family.

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So...HP don't use it anymore but other people do? Is that end users?

Why are they still using the word plotter do you think? Isn't it old technology?

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I haven't seen or heard of any manufacturers use the term "plotter" to refer to a wide-format printer in quite sometime.  Mostly just end users who used the pen plotters years ago.

 

Just curious;  what do you call it?  And why?

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I call it a large format printer - not a wide format printer like you - I guess there are many names for it. 🙂

 

I'm just curious if 'plotter' could at all be related to something new HP are doing ....or is it definitely just old terminology? 

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