What plotting format does gdsplot support?

When plotting GDSII files, it is important to use the raster drivers such as PCL, RTL, TIFF, and Postscript Level II (PSII). We don't recommend using vector formats such as Postscript or HPGL since they are flat files and can grow to several hundred MB, or even a few GB.

Here are some of the Raster formats we support and the plotters/printers that support each one.

  • RTL

    RTL is a color raster format supported by all the HP large inkjet plotters from Hewlett Packard such as the HP650C, 3500,750,1050,1055,500,800,5000 and others.
    RTL is supported by other large format plotters manufacturer such as EnCAD, Tektronix, Xerox, and OCE.
    RTL is also supported by the DeskJet printers for PC such as HP870,1100,550,1200 and more.

  • PSII

    PSII or Postscript Level II is a color raster format supported by some of the HP large inkjet plotters from Hewlett Packard such as the HP3500,1055,800,5000 and others.
    PSII is also supported by the LaserJets printers for PC such as HP5000, HP8500, Lexmark, Tektronix, and more.

  • TIFF

    TIFF is a standard color or BW raster format supported by many Windows applications. It can be used to move an image of your chip to a data sheet, manual or PowerPoint presentation.

  • PCL

    PCL is a Black and White raster format supported by the HP LaserJets.

  • Epson

    The Epson driver is specific to Epson printers and is available on Windows only. It works in color mode with DPI of 360 or 720.

  • OEM

    Special driver available on Windows only. Use it for any printers that is not mentioned above such as Canon and others.



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