bobalan at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 13 21:31:55 CST 2007
>As difficult as it is to find information on vintage terminals, its
>even harder to find information on vintage pen plotters. A pen
>plotter was about the only form of graphical output you could expect
>to see on a vintage graphics system as film recorders were very
>OK, what do you have in your collection(s)?
Pen plotters are one of the most interesting things to have on a
computer. They are almost hypnotizing to watch draw, whenever I use one,
myself just watching it work. The output can be quite high resolution on
the more modern ones, with great detail for drawing maps and such.
I have a Tektronix 4662 and a few 4663 "C" size flat bed plotters, along
with an HP 9862, 9872, and 7221.
I also have Calcomp 565 and 563 drum plotters. I have one of the Tek
4663's connected to a 4051 computer.
Great combination, the vector storage tube computer driving a pen plotter.
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