The AxiDraw is a simple and modern pen plotter, capable of writing or drawing on almost any flat surface. It can write with fountain pens, permanent markers, and a variety of other writing implements to handle an endless number of applications. Its unique design features a writing head that extends beyond the machine, making it possible to draw on objects bigger than the machine itself.

The all-new AxiDraw V3 has been redesigned from the ground up for higher performance. Its improved mechanisms feature smooth rolling wheels on custom aluminum extrusions, specially designed for high stiffness and light weight. Its sturdy, rigid construction gives it finer quality output and allows it to operate at up to twice the speed of the previous AxiDraw.

The AxiDraw is an extremely versatile machine, designed to serve a wide variety of everyday and specialized drawing and writing needs. You can use it for almost any task that might normally be carried out with a handheld pen.

It allows you to use your computer to produce writing that appears to be handmade, complete with the unmistakable appearance of using a real pen (as opposed to an inkjet or laser printer) to address an envelope or sign your name. And it does so with precision approaching that of a skilled artist, and — just as importantly — using an arm that never gets tired.

The pen holder fits a wide variety of pens, including Sharpie fine and ultra-fine point markers, most rollerball and fountain pens, small-bodied whiteboard markers, and so forth. It can even hold a fountain pen at a proper angle of 45° to the paper. You can also use implements other than pens, such as pencils, chalk, charcoal, brushes, and many others.

Suggested applications include:

  • Formal invitations
  • Place cards for formal dining
  • Signing diplomas and other certificates
  • Addressing envelopes and boxes
  • "Hand-written" wine lists and menus at restaurants
  • Decorating lunch bags
  • Computer generated artwork
  • Technical drawing
  • Thank you notes and cards
  • Writing signatures
The AxiDraw drawing machine was designed by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, working in collaboration with Lindsay Wilson of IJ Instruments Ltd.

You can read more about AxiDraw on its product page at Evil Mad Scientist.

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