Cutting plotters are large scale cutting devices that produce ready cut graphics, mylar, and vinyl lettering. The devices are attached to a computer that directs their working. You can use the devices in vehicle graphics, billboard advertising, and sign making. The plotters provide you with speed and accuracy thus helping you complete your work fast and with great precision.
How the plotters work
As mentioned, the units are connected to a computer that is equipped with a specialized cutting program. The program sends the necessary cutting designs and dimensions to the device’s cutting knife so that you can achieve the cut that you are interested in. For the material to be cut, you have to roll or sheet feed it to the plotter. Once the material reaches the flat cutting surface, the cutting knife makes the necessary cuts and the material rolls off the cutting surface to make room for the next material.
You should note that the device can’t cut all the materials. Materials such as fabric and leather can’t be easily cut when you feed them using the roll or sheet fed process. The materials don’t have a rigid backing that allows