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Plustek OpticBook 3800

Plustek OpticBook 3800
alaScore 89

36 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Plustek OpticBook 3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 36 reviews)

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Plustek OpticBook 3800


Plustek bills its OpticBook 3800 ($299 direct) as an entry-level book scanner, which is an apt description of this flatbed device. Although its overall scan quality proved mediocre, its design helps eliminate distortions by letting you scan right up to...

Lets you scan a book page to the edge of the spine. Software eliminates distortion and shadow artifacts, and lets you automatically rotate facing pages. Also scans documents and photos

Mediocre scan quality. Lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF). Can't scan pages larger than A4 size

The Plustek OpticBook 3800 lets you easily scan books or other bound material, minimizing distortion and shadow artifacts,though its scan quality wasn't particularly impressive.

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Works well for scanning bound material


Scans bound material well because there is no edge you can get the materials to wrap around the scanner enough to get to the inner margin of the page. Even if loose some with the material tight against the edge you can move it where middle part of the...

Scan quality could be better I find that I need to do some post processing in photo shop to get the best results. This is NOT a good scanner for doing photo enlargements as the quality of the scans are not enough for that. For digitizing a collection...

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Plustek OpticBook 3800 review


The Plustek OpticBook 3800 is a fast-and-accurate scanner, with good OCR software.

Nonetheless, provided you don't mind holding down the lid for books and other difficult source material, the Plustek OpticBook 3800's results should prove very pleasing. It's fast and accurate, and when combined with the very latest OCR software, will...


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Scanning Brought To Book : Plustek OpticBook 3800 Professional Book Scanner


Although an ordinary flat-bed scanner handles individual documents and photos without any difficulty, there are problems when one needs to scan pages in a book or any other bound material. This is because the spine prevents the pages being held flat on...

It is black and silver in colour and is roughly 11 x 18 x 4inches high. With its large Cancel, Colour, Grayscale and B&W buttons it has a business-like appearance. Unlike normal flat-bed scanners, where the edge of the glass platen is an inch or more...