Plotter paper began in the late 1800's when the paper roll in a printing press was invented in USA.
Today's foothold on Plotter Supplies may stem from the history in the American Plotter Printing Supplie's Paper Industry. Electrostatic Plotter Printing came via Xerox and HP in the late 1950's to the late 1970's. Xerox, and other Reprographic Companies were then developing machines using paper on 3 inch core rolls, bond paper, to produce copies of prints. At the same time in an American land not far away HP was developing machines that would use 2 inch core rolls of bond paper to produce prints. Both leaders used different technologies to produce prints on the page; Xerox used toner and HP used ink. Today's Plotter Printing Supplies are available 24 hours a day in toner or ink jet printing papers.
It could be said that from the invent of hard-ware office Printing Equipment development from the two mentioned Large Format Companies above, sprang 24 and 30 inch plotter supply companies. America began to grow in Plotter Printing Supplies Technology in which the term 'plotter paper' became an acronym overnight; a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word or phrase meaning. Today's noun Plotter Paper developed its own word life from there. Since the machine was a plotter machine, when paper was needed for the plotter machine in the office, again, the 'call out' would be sounded for a need of more 'plotter paper' for Plotter Printing Supplies