AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot (Intl)

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Manufacturer #: 2537

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  • AxiDraw SE/A3 special edition with a central beam
  • Modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter
  • Features an extended plot area
  • Can be used with paper sizes up to 11x17 inches and A3
  • Comes with black anodized AxiDraw Outrigger Feet
  • Includes Italic pen adapter and XL pen clip
  • Writes with your favorite fountain pens, permanent markers, and other writing implements

The AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot (Intl) is a simple, modern, precise, and versatile pen plotter. It has the same extended plotting area as the AxiDraw V3/A3.

In place of the central extrusion that makes up the body of that machine, the AxiDraw SE/A3 has a central beam that is CNC machined from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum and then anodized to a sleek black finish.

AxiDraw SE/A3 Personal Writing & Drawing Robot (Intl) - Click to Enlarge

This heavy, rigid structure - it's a solid block of metal! - provides dramatically better straightness and stiffness, even compared to the already-stiff AxiDraw V3/A3.

This design adds mass exactly where you want it: to the non-moving base that forms the X-axis of the machine. In order to keep the weight light where it matters, the moving Y-axis of the AxiDraw SE/A3 uses the same stiff and light custom aluminum extrusion found on the AxiDraw V3/A3.

Beyond this, the central beam and X-axis of the AxiDraw SE/A3 feature an all-new geometry for the rolling wheels, which provides more stable and uniform motion along the axis.

Common uses are:

  • As a signature machine for checks, diplomas, headshots, etc
  • As a "handwriting" machine for various purposes
  • Digital artists, using AxiDraw to plot their artwork
  • As a versatile fabrication tool
  • The AxiDraw SE/A3 drawing machine, fully assembled, tested, and ready to use
  • Universal-input plug-in power supply with US-style plug
  • USB cable
  • Tabloid/A3 Clip Easel (Board and clips) for paper holding
  • Standard AxiDraw pen clip and XL pen clip
  • Italic pen adapter


  • Usable pen travel (inches): 16.93 x 11.69 inches
  • Usable pen travel (mm): 430 x 297 mm
  • Vertical pen travel: 0.7 inches (17 mm)
  • Maximum XY travel speed, rapid: 11 inches (28 cm) per second
  • Native XY resolution: 2032 steps per inch (80 steps per mm)
  • Reproducibility (XY): Typically better than 0.005 inches (0.1 mm) at low speeds


  • Major structural components are machined and/or folded aluminum
  • Holds pens and other drawing instruments up to 1" (25.4 mm) diameter
  • Overall dimensions: Approximately 26 x 19 x 5 inches (66 x 48 x 13 cm)
  • Maximum height with cable guides: Approximately 11 inches (29 cm)
  • Footprint: Approximately 26 x 5 inches (66 x 13) cm
  • Physical weight: 8.4 lb (3.8 kg)
  • Dimensional shipping weight: 39 lb (17.5 kg)


  • Drive directly from within Inkscape, using the AxiDraw extension
  • Alternative drive software: RoboPaint
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • All software free to download and open source
  • Internet access is required to download software

Programming interfaces:

  • Note: programming is not required to use the AxiDraw
  • Available command-line interface (CLI) for shell-level control
  • Available python API
  • RESTful API available for full machine control, stand-alone or accessible by running RoboPaint in the background
  • Simplified "GET-only" API available as well, for use in programming environments (such as Scratch, Snap) that permit only retrieval of URLs
  • Direct EiBotBoard (EBB) command protocol available for use in any programming environment that supports communication with USB-based serial ports
  • Code that generates SVG files can also be used to (indirectly) control the machine

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Fantastic product for making physical art works from generative compositions

Using this as my digital equivalent to a normal printmaking press. Pre-ordered and waited a while, but it arrived exactly when promised, well packaged, easy to set up.

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