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1 What Plotter do I get?? This is a step by step guide to help you choose your plotter.

2 Decide what Size do I need Are most of your plots 24 or D Size? Are most of your plots 24 or D Size? Most arch and CAD plots come in 2 sizes, 24 x 36 D or 36 x 40 E. Most arch and CAD plots come in 2 sizes, 24 x 36 D or 36 x 40 E. Most download sites have the files set up for 24 printable size. Most download sites have the files set up for 24 printable size. If you might do an occasional 36 plot, then choose a 36 or E size plotter, you can always go down in size. If you might do an occasional 36 plot, then choose a 36 or E size plotter, you can always go down in size.

3 Do I need Color? Its a 50/50 shot for color. Sometimes you have to do red lines or blue lines to accent the plot, sometimes not. Its a 50/50 shot for color. Sometimes you have to do red lines or blue lines to accent the plot, sometimes not. Most plotters come with color whether you want it or not. Most plotters come with color whether you want it or not. Some plotters, like the HP 650c and the HP 750C you can remove the color cartridges and use only the Black cart. Some plotters, like the HP 650c and the HP 750C you can remove the color cartridges and use only the Black cart.

4 Sheet Feed Or Roll Feed? If you are only doing one project a month, 10 pages or less, do not waste your money on a roll feed plotter. Look at the HP 110 plus or the HP 250C plotters. If you are only doing one project a month, 10 pages or less, do not waste your money on a roll feed plotter. Look at the HP 110 plus or the HP 250C plotters. If you do any volume at all, the roll feed plotter is the best thing since sliced bread. It plots, then cuts the paper when done, letting you tend to other matters. If you do any volume at all, the roll feed plotter is the best thing since sliced bread. It plots, then cuts the paper when done, letting you tend to other matters.

5 PDF Plotting If you are downloading plans, they are PDF Files. PDF Files are like a picture file, like tiff, jpeg, bmp. If you are downloading plans, they are PDF Files. PDF Files are like a picture file, like tiff, jpeg, bmp. The following plotters plot PDF Files. The following plotters plot PDF Files. HP 650C, HP 750C, HP 2000CP, HP 2500CP, HP 3000CP, HP 3500CP, HP 400 series, HP 1050C, HP 1055CM, HP 5000 Series, HP T1100 series. HP 650C, HP 750C, HP 2000CP, HP 2500CP, HP 3000CP, HP 3500CP, HP 400 series, HP 1050C, HP 1055CM, HP 5000 Series, HP T1100 series.

6 How much is Cost of Operation?.03 a sq ft for paper which is.18 a plot! 24 x a sq ft for paper which is.18 a plot! 24 x 36. Most Kinkos and service providers charge as much as.75 a sq ft which is $4.50 a plot 24 x 36 Most Kinkos and service providers charge as much as.75 a sq ft which is $4.50 a plot 24 x 36 Ink cost is.01 a sq. ft. Ink cost is.01 a sq. ft. Total Cost for doing it yourself is $.24 a plot!! Total Cost for doing it yourself is $.24 a plot!!

7 Refurbished or New That is a question you have to answer. That is a question you have to answer. Plotter4u has refurbished plotters with a one year warranty, same as the new ones. Plotter4u has refurbished plotters with a one year warranty, same as the new ones. Refurbished saves you money. Refurbished saves you money. All Plotter4u plotters go through a 12 point inspection, replacing all bad parts, belts, motors etc.. All Plotter4u plotters go through a 12 point inspection, replacing all bad parts, belts, motors etc.. New HP Plotters come with a one year next day on site warranty. New HP Plotters have free freight. New HP Plotters come with a one year next day on site warranty. New HP Plotters have free freight.

8 What is the difference between all the plotters? As you start at the lowest price and go up, you notice the biggest difference between the plotters is the age, the ability to plot PDFs, roll feed, and speed. As you start at the lowest price and go up, you notice the biggest difference between the plotters is the age, the ability to plot PDFs, roll feed, and speed. Essentially, the newer the plotter, the faster, and more economical it is to run. Essentially, the newer the plotter, the faster, and more economical it is to run. Think of the computers of today as compared to the computers of 10 – 15 years ago. Same concept. Think of the computers of today as compared to the computers of 10 – 15 years ago. Same concept.

9 What is a bulk ink system? The bulk ink system is a tank of ink, that is either fed to the print heads or a refill station. The bulk ink system is a tank of ink, that is either fed to the print heads or a refill station. Instead of a single cartridge like most printers, the bulk ink system gives you up to 20 times more ink, saving you money and time. For example, the HP 2500CP has 220ml of bulk ink. The average individual cartridge has 25 ml of ink. It would take 9 individual cartridges to equal one tank of the HP 2500CP ink. (next slide) Instead of a single cartridge like most printers, the bulk ink system gives you up to 20 times more ink, saving you money and time. For example, the HP 2500CP has 220ml of bulk ink. The average individual cartridge has 25 ml of ink. It would take 9 individual cartridges to equal one tank of the HP 2500CP ink. (next slide)

10 Ink Cost The average individual cartridge cost is $30.00 for a 25ml cart of ink. The HP 2500CP Ink cost is $ for 220ml of ink. At the rate of 9 cart to one the cost savings is $ per color. The average individual cartridge cost is $30.00 for a 25ml cart of ink. The HP 2500CP Ink cost is $ for 220ml of ink. At the rate of 9 cart to one the cost savings is $ per color.

11 Where do I get the ink? Easy, for most models you can purchase at Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Office Max, Costco, Sams Club, Staples…etc… Easy, for most models you can purchase at Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Office Max, Costco, Sams Club, Staples…etc… The nice thing about Hewlett Packard is that they are everywhere! The nice thing about Hewlett Packard is that they are everywhere!

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