Photoplotter Model FPS25000


The FPS25000 (25000 x 16256 dpi) Laser Photoplotter has being developed to facilitate the in house production of high end Photo Plot Film layouts (Phototools) at a very attractive price level.  Accepted by industry as the Bench mark machine in terms of price and a unique maintenance free design with unrivaled accuracy, resolution and fine line capabilities.

The FPS25000 (25400 x 16256 dpi) Photo plotter has being developed to facilitate the in house production of high end Photo Plot Film layouts (Photo tools/Photo mask) at a very attractive price level.

The FPS25000 is a very accurate Photo plotting machine for the production of dense art works (Photo tools) with perfect blackness resulting in perfect Opacity with precise fine line edge definition in Photo Quality.  The Plotting machine is primarily used for the creation of photo plots for (PCBs) printed circuit boards with dense fine line artworks, IC packaging including Microfludics applications and created LOC’s (Lab on a chip).   Other applications include chemical milling and specialized high end graphics arts.

The PCB Raster Laser Photoplotter machine exposes the image required on a piece of light sensitive Photo Plot film with a focused laser. The light sensitive Photo Plotting film is fixed to the outer surface of a rotating raster drum by tape and the plotting laser moves step by step along the rotating drum thus creating the photo tool. A supplied external universal power unit is used to supply required power (110-240V / 36V).

A comprehensive software package is supplied as standard for configuration and operation of the Laser Photoplotter allowing all required settings for the Laser Photoplotter to be configured from the software. The system requirements are a computer running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10.  The Photoplotter machine can be run as a standalone device if required, no separate PC is required as data can be transferred to the Plotter wither via a USB memory stick or via a USB cable.

The FPS25000 Plotting software package allows the import of files (Gerber or BITMAP), setting of output resolution and type of image (reverse, mirror, etc.) to be laser drawn on to the light sensitive film during laser photo plotting. When working with Gerber files, it is possible to check and modify used apertures (D-codes) and make film panelisations  ( for Gerber data and corresponding drill data. Viewing of Gerber files and conversion of various types of aperture files is possible in the supplied software package.

Various types of high contrast monochromatic (Black and White) Photoplotter films may be used for exposing the latent image to the film with this photo-plotter, but the chosen film must be sensitive to a light wave length of 670 nm (red light). After exposing is completed the media is processed with developer solution, washing and fixing.  Suitable films and developers can be supplied please see our accessories page.  Please note depending on the plot size plotting can take over one hour.

Full darkroom conditions are needed to load, process and develop the Photoplotter film. A portable darkroom and a range of green safe light fluorescent lamps are available if required.

Technical data:

  • Maximum plot format: 230mm x 360mm (9″ x 14.2″)
  • Maximum film size: 250mm x 380mm (9.8″ x 15″)
  • Speed: 7 mm of film width / min. at 2032 dpi
  • Light source: laser-diode 670 nm (red)
  • Data formats: Gerber, Extended Gerber, Hi-Res BMP
  • Extent of delivery: Photoplotter and Software on CD
  • System requirements: Windows XP – Windows 8 64-bit
  • Dimensions: 710 x 340 x 200 mm (L x B x H)
  • Weight: approx.: 25 kg
  • Power supply: External power supply Input 100V-240V 50/60Hz ; Output 36V- DC
  • Technical resolution:
  • Resolution X: 1625, 2032, 3251, 4064, 6502, 8128, 16256
  • Resolution Y: 25 400dpi
  • Graphical resolution:
1) Finest point/ Finest line = 5 µm (0.005 mm/0.19 685 mil). finest-spot-dia-finest-line-width.png
2) Finest space between 2 lines = 10 µm (0.01 mm/0.3937 mil) finest-space-between-2-lines.png
3) Finest space between 2 areas = 18 µm (0.018 mm/0.70866 mil) finest-space-between-two-areas.png
4) Finest inverse spot dia (transparent point in black area) = 25 µm (0.025 mm/0.98425 mil) finest-inverse-spot-dia.png