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Plustek OpticBook 3600

Plustek OpticBook 3600
alaScore 77

101 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3600. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Plustek OpticBook 3600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plustek OpticBook 3600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk.

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plustek Optibook 3600 ScannerPlustek Optibook 3600 Scanner

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plustek OpticBook 3600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Plustek OpticBook 3600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com.

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Book ScannerBook Scanner

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

Plustek OpticBook 3600

 

This speedy scanner, designed especially to scan bound books, produced mediocre image quality.

The Plustek OpticBook 3600 is ideal if you need a fast book scanner. If you don't, look elsewhere.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Plustek OpticBook 3600

 

The Plustek OpticBook 3600 can scan loose pages, including photos, but it does its best work with books.

Offers special features for scanning pages from books. OCR is fully automatic and works well for scanning from both books and other sources.

No ADF. Photo scanning lacks features like dust removal and color restoration. Photos aren't as sharp as they should be for the scan resolution.

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Dec, 2004

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (justechn.com)

Review: Plustek OpticBook 3600 book scanner

 

For a long time now, scanners have been a great way to make copies of photos and documents. On the other hand, books have always presented a unique problem for scanners. They are not flat, and therefore they do not fit well and always leave a black...

Setting up the plustek OpticBook 3600 is not that difficult. In fact, it is just like most other USB devices except it is slightly different. First and foremost you must unlock the scanner. The OpticBook 3600 has 3 states that the lock can be in....

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: PCQ Bureau (pcquest.com)

Plustek Optibook 3600 - PCQuest

 

This book scanner uses SEE (Shadow Elimination Element) technology, which enables you to scan pages clearly and edge-to-edge. So, no touching-up is required as for those scanned by flat-bed scanners.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good scanner, improved software

 

I reviewed the scanner shortly after I first received it from Newegg. The software was then quite buggy. The software crashed frequently, and useful features simply did not work. The software is now much improved. I still avoid scanning more than about...

Good scanner for books, efficient scanning. Software is now fast and reliable

Book scanning is a slow process, scanning a typical book might require 2 hours. Software setup for scanning is very cumbersome. For example, the software defaults to storing the scans in a very strange location, every time I scan, I have to change the...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good hardware, software is trash

 

Use the scanner buttons to access the scan-to-PDF function most easily, start with the 'preview' button. Make certain to select 'book' on the scanner panel.

Very good scanner for books, very reasonable price. Can scan hardcover books without damaging the binding or the pages. Good scanning speed

The software barely works, and is very buggy. On approximately 10 scans of about 10 pages, the software either crashed or discarded all pages after scanning on approximately 2 of them, apparently randomly. The software update was posted as an RAR file,...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: jv (newegg.com)

Works for most books

 

I scan about 100 images and then close the Digibook program. I then use Acrobat and create a PDF from multiple files, save the PDF, then delete the scanned images (If you do it this way, your settings - i.e. scan area - is saved.) I repeat the process...

Takes about 30 minutes to scan a 200-page book (depends on how quickly you turn the book and flip pages). No more shadows on the scans. Does not destroy the book

Known issues with VIA chipset. Did not work on my desktop. I have a feeling this is because of TWAIN and nothing else. It works fine on my laptop

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: jv (newegg.com)

Works for most books

 

I scan about 100 images and then close the Digibook program. I then use Acrobat and create a PDF from multiple files, save the PDF, then delete the scanned images (If you do it this way, your settings - i.e. scan area - is saved.) I repeat the process...

Takes about 30 minutes to scan a 200-page book (depends on how quickly you turn the book and flip pages). No more shadows on the scans. Does not destroy the book ; Unlike most USB scanners I've used to scan books, this one is extremely fast - about 8...

Known issues with VIA chipset. Did not work on my desktop. I have a feeling this is because of TWAIN and nothing else. It works fine on my laptop ; ABBY FineReader is version 5.0 - they're up to version 11. I've yet to figure out the OCR I guess. From...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: NewEgg.is.the.beST (newegg.com)

Perfect for books

 

Buy it if you need books scanning - for any other purposes - think twice - it a good scanner but for this price you can get from 3 to 5 regular ones (not pro but good enough for every day usage). This is specific device which can do the regular jobs.

Fast scanning. You don't have to tear and break your books. Very fast in b/w mode. NO PROMLEMS AT ALL! Never any shutdowns or lamp waiting - maybe I'm the lucky one who just has the lucky scanner. 5 books 1200-1340 pages each in 1 day - no questions!!...

Not yet

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: ny10522 (newegg.com)

Not Ready for Showtime

 

Plustek makes the only "edge" scanner for books. Unfortunately I spent a huge amount of time trying to get the thing to work with no success.

Excellent assortment of software. Ideal for scanning books when working

Scans were interrupted with repeated shutdowns. Lamp continually attempted to "warmup" for two or three minutes during scanning process. Software very buggy despite latest downloads of drivers etc.. Customer service was patient but never got the unit...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Thanks to Plustek's patent pending SEE Technology, any book can lie completely flat on the scanning glass. The result is a perfectly scanned image with no annoying book spine shadow and no distorted lines of text. Whereas professional book scanners are targeted mainly for large libraries, archive museums, and corporations with big budgets, OpticBook 3600 is an affordable solution for all libraries, copy rooms, students, teachers, universities, SOHO, law offices, publicists, and work groups.

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, UL/cUL, TÜV

Design

Built-in display:N
Color of product:Black / Grey
Scan type:Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed Scanner

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2in/17.8in
Height:4.1in
Weight:7.5lbs/8.6lbs
Width:11.2in/17.8in

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4.3
Power consumption (typical):18

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Plustek
Model:3600/3600 Corporate/3600 Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plustek OpticBook

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):11.2 x 17.7 x 3.69 / 11.2 x 17.8 x 4.13 / 17.7 x 11.2 x 3.69
Scan time:7
Technical features:-IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium II or faster CPU\n-CD-ROM Driver\n-One available USB Port\n-128 MB RAM (256MB recommended)\n-500 MB free HDD space\n-High Color graphic card (VGA or higher)\n-Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista Compatible

Packaging Content

Bundled software:BookManager Scansoftware \nABBYY Finereader Sprint 5.0 \nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 6.07 \nNewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.3\n / DigiBook Scansoftware \nReadIris 10 Pro Corporate Edition \nABBYY Finereader Sprint 5.0 \nNewSoft Presto! PageManager 6.07 \nNewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.3\n

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4

Performance

Button functions:Scan
Light Source:CCFL
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Power consumption (standby):4.3
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC

Scanner

Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi/2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Scanning

Color scanning:Y / Yes
Film scanning:N / No
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):7
Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output color depth:48
Output grayscale depth:16

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum hard disk space:500
Minimum processor:IBM/Pentium 2 / Pentium II
Minimum RAM:128 / 256
Minimum system requirements:-IBM Compatible PC, with Pentium II or faster CPU.\n-CD-ROM Driver.\n-One available USB Port.\n-128 MB RAM (256MB recommended).\n-500 MB free HDD space.\n-High Color graphic card (VGA or higher).\n-Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Vista Compatible. / CD-ROM\nUSB 2.0 / USB
OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height:4.13
Weight:7.5 / 8.6
Width:17.8