The best Pen Plotters

best pen plotters; an xy pen plotter machine drawing a design
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Best Pen Plotters 2024: Jump Menu

Best pen plotter; a red pen in a pen plotter machine

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: iDraw 2.0
3. Best budget: LY Drawbot
4. Best for students: AxiDraw V3
5. Best A3 pen plotter: iDraw H A3
6. Best multi-purpose: Sovol SO-2
7. Best for amateurs: Line-us
How to choose
How we test

Choosing one of the best pen plotters, or x/y pen plotters, can be a little daunting if you're new to this unique digital-meets-traditional art form. Pen plotters are computer-controlled machines that, through a series of code-based communications, draw or write your digital images with impressive quality, speed and accuracy. Using software, such as the widely loved InkScape, you can watch your digital creations appear before your eyes with your favourite pens and pencils, or even engraved using a laser. 

Why you can trust Creative Bloq Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

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Amelia Howard
Freelance Writer

Amelia is a freelance writer at Creative Bloq, covering a variety of topics including illustration, design, books and events. Amelia joined Future in 2022 after finishing university and throwing herself straight into the deep-end of writing and publishing. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, writer of poetry and is currently working on her first novel. 

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