[rescue] Re: [geeks] Cleaning out advice needed...
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jan 22 02:06:43 CST 2003
On Tuesday, January 21, 2003, at 09:56 PM, Scott Newell wrote:
>> Old plotters are useful? or is there something special about the
> Shoot yeah. Big drawings sometimes demand big paper, and those large
> format inkjets are not cheap. Pen plotters may be slow, but they're
Pen plotters are VERY cheap. I have a big E-size Draftmaster sitting
on mothballs until I get a bigger house...I paid $100.00 for it a
couple of years ago. The same gov't surplus place had a bunch of the
big E-size inkjets, beat up and some even missing parts, that were
going for $1K *as-is*. And with worse-quality output to boot! (at
least for the kind of stuff I plot...architects and landscape designers
put those big inkjets to much better use).
> I've been debating on whether I can find space for one at work.
Go for it.
> HPs are nice because they're well supported in CAD packages.
HPGL is also very, very easy to deal with. I wrote a simple (and,
well, primitive) PCB autorouting package for X11 about 11 years
ago...it could send its output to a Postscript printer or an HPGL
device. The HPGL output routines were super easy to do.
Dave McGuire "Wear whatever you want...Just don't be surprised
St. Petersburg, FL if you wind up with a blow-gun dart in your
prosthetic boobies." -Kurt Huhn
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