Difference between Printer and Plotter

The difference between plotter and printer are as follow:

1 It can read files in the DWG, CDR, Al and other vector formats. It can read BMP, PDF and JPG TIFF formats.
2 It is a device that draws pictures on the page with the help of commands given through a computer. It is a device that brings images and texts on the page with the help of commands given through a network.
3 It is expensive . It is less costly as compared to plotters.
4 It can draw continuous lines. It cannot draw continuous lines.
5 It work on slow speeds. It work on fast speeds.
6 Its software includes Adobe Illustrator, Corel, Flexi and CAD. Its software includes Photoshop and any other image-editing program.
7 It gives the output in a format that is similar to a vector graphic. It gives the output file data in a format such as bitmap or pixels.
8 Examples are Drum plotters, Flatbed plotters, Pen plotters, Electrostatic plotters, Inkjet plotters. Examples are Laser Printers, Solid Ink Printers, LED Printers., Business Inkjet Printers, Home Inkjet, Printers, 3D Printers.
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