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flatbed plotter[′flat‚bed ′pläd·ər]
A graphics output device that draws by moving a pen in both horizontal and vertical directions over a sheet of paper; the overall size of the drawing is limited by the height and width of this bed.
flatbed plotterA graphics plotter that contains a flat surface that the paper is placed on. The size of this surface (bed) determines the maximum size of the drawing. Contrast with drum plotter.
|An Early Flatbed Plotter|
|In the 1970s, this CalComp Model 738 large-format, flatbed plotter was an offline device. Data was delivered to it via magnetic tape. (Image courtesy of CalComp, Inc.)|