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AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015: No Experience Required: Autodesk Official Press by Donnie Gladfelter

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Chapter 15 Printing a Drawing

With today’s equipment, there is no difference between printing and plotting. Printing used to refer to smaller-format printers, and plotting referred to pen plotters, most of which were designed for plotting large sheets. But the terms are now used interchangeably. Pen plotters have been virtually replaced by large-format inkjet or laser plotters that have a few additional settings not commonly found on standard printing devices. Otherwise, as far as Autodesk® AutoCAD® software is concerned, the differences between plotters and laser, inkjet, or electrostatic printers are minimal. In this book, printing and plotting have the same meaning.

Although you may have a variety of small-format and large-format plotters ...

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