What You Should Know About A1 Plotters In Malaysia ?
When we need to print A1 drawings or plans then we must actually have a plotter that is A1 size. Most end users are unsure of the difference between an A1 plotter or an A0 Plotter. So i hope that this article will provide some insight towards understanding these differences. Manufacturers such as the following will usually carry these sizes of machines (Canon, HP, Epson, Ricoh, Oce, Fuji Xerox)
First lets understand the common plotter sizes which are available :
The above plotter sizes here are typically used to denote the maximum media sizes that you can load onto a machine. In the context of architectural , engineering or construction environments the discussion will only revolve around two paper sizes that is basically machines capable of loading 24″ or 36″ paper.
So lets breakdown the paper sizes available for end consumers here:
Here is what is important to realize, the longer the length of paper the cheaper the roll of paper gets, so if the objective is to achieve a lower cost of consumable then taking an often overlooked part which is paper is essential.
Lets take a look at the diagram below:
Diagram A: Shows what happens when you purchase a A1 plotter or 24 inch large format printer.
Diagram B: Shows what happens when you purchase a 36″ plotter.
So finally we need to understand why are there then 24 inch models available, these so called A1 models. Well, the prime reason they are there is because then you can print sizes such as A2 more. As we have shown you in the diagram, if you load a 594mm paper roll then it will print A2 in landscape. Thus reducing once again the length of the paper that is used.
So please do not make the mistake of purchasing a 24″ plotter model instead of a 36″ plotter model if you primarily print A1 size drawings. This will only cause the cost of your paper consumable to increase and you will end up use more time changing the paper rolls more often.
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