Essentially, a photo plotter is primarily an electro-mechanical-optical machine that is meant to expose undeveloped images with a computer-controlled light source.
This is mainly utilized for PCBs, IC packaging, chemical milling, and specialized graphic arts. While much of the process involves lasers, the first photoplotter was originally developed in the 1960s. Back then, the photoplotter originally utilized xenon flash lamps and projected an image mounted in a rotating aperture wheel onto the photosensitive surface of the film or glass plate. To produce draws and flashes, the imaging head assembly would move through the surface of the photo.
Our photoplotters utilize raster-scan devices, using red helium-neon lasers to focus on more than one area.
|8 x 10|
|10 x 12|
|11 x 14|
|12 x 18|
|16 x 20|
|20 x 24|
|20 x 26|
|24 x 24|
|24 x 30|
We are able to offer larger sizes as well but are not considered standard, please call us for details.
We also offer multiple levels of quality plotting with outstanding tolerances and turn times.
The average photo plot will be shipped in 1-3 days.
|Dpi||Minimum Feature Sizes||Feature Tolerance|
1/4 mil resolution = 4000 dpi
1/10 mil resolution = 10000 dpi
1/25 mil resolution = 25000 dpi
1/40 mil resolution = 40000 dpi
Positional Tolerance + /- .0015" over 24"
Registration Tolerance +/- 1 mil
Minimum features are for line / space only. Please inquire for squares or Circles.
All photo plots are packaged to prevent damaged and sealed in MIL-PRF-131k water-vapor proof moisture barrier bags
If you are interested in our photo plotting services, please provide us with a file in the following formats DXF, GDSII, 274X or DWG.
If you have any questions please contact Jenna Roesler at (763) 233-5534 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At Great Lakes Engineering, we pride ourselves on the expertise of our staff and the advanced capabilities of the technology in our facility. We’re able to do everything for our clients, from chemical etching to photochemical etching to precision laser cutting and beyond!
For each service that we offer, customers can be confident that the final result will be a product with quality that exceeds their expectations.
For over 20 years, Great Lakes Engineering has made excellent customer service and industry-leading innovation a cornerstone of its business. We’ve kept up with developments in technology so that we can offer photochemical etching and similar services that are in high demand today. Today, electroforming, metal etching and laser cutting are just a few of the advanced options that you can find at Great Lakes Engineering. To serve you better, we even have a dedicated engineering team who can take your concept and bring it to life.