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Plustek OptiCard 821 Portable Photo/ID Card/Business Card Scanner (769-BBM30-C)

  • 48 bit CIS/ 600 X 600 dpi
  • Bundled with BCR
  • A6-Sized Sheetfed Color Scanning
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Never lose anyone's contact info again. The OptiCard 821 from plustek is a pocket sized business card scanner. In 7-8 seconds, depending on mode it will make a 600dpi scan of someone's card and send it to your computer.

It comes with advanced business card reader software that’ll analyze the card and send the information to an Excel spreadsheet or an Outlook contact list. The software will let you convert an Office document into a searchable PDF. This will let you group all of your contacts from a specific convention or conference into one document so you have some reference on when you met someone.

  • newegg Superior Portability Lightweight and compact, the plustek OptiCard 821 scanner provides an ultra-portable scanning solution, perfect for busy executives that constantly move between their office, home, travel and client sites.
  • newegg Business Card Scanning The plustek OptiCard 821 scans piles of business cards into your computer for easy digital management to keep your contacts organized.
  • newegg Scan Directly to PDF With the PDF conversion capability, the plustek OptiCard 821 scanner converts scans into searchable PDF files directly! Searchable PDF provides the simplest way to categorize all the documents and allows you to obtain the necessary files quickly.
  • newegg Simple Installation The plustek OptiCard 821 scanner features a USB2.0 interface for fast data transfer, simple connection to your computer with plug-and-play functionality.

Learn more about the Plustek 769-BBM30-C


OptiCard 821
2.4" x 6.9" x 1.5"
0.4 lbs.


Single Pass
Element Type
Scanning Speed
8 Seconds (Color, 300 dpi, A6)
Color Depth
Color: 48-bit Input; 24/48-bit Output
Grayscale: 16-bit Input; 8/16-bit Output
B/W: 1-bit
600 dpi

Media Handling

Max. Document Size
4.1" x 5.8"
Media Type
Scanning Area (W x L):
Minimum: 33 x 43 mm (1.3" x 1.7")
TWAIN support 104.9 x 500 mm (4.13" x 19.69")

Acceptable Paper Weight (Thickness):
Paper: 50 g/m2 to 120 g/m2
Plastic card: Non-Embossed up to 0.76 mm & Embossed up to 1.24 mm (ISO 7810)


USB Ports
USB 2.0


Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7


Action Button: Scan, Custom

Simple User Interface

Configuration Options

Scan to Business Card Management

Scan to Searchable PDF


Software Included
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10
Hotcard BizCard Finder 3.0
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint
Plustek DigiScan
Plustek DI Express 6

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

Customer Reviews of the Plustek 769-BBM30-C

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  • Todd K.
  • 4/9/2013 9:28:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsCould be Better

Pros: Easy setup on XP
Gives good options for scaling down scanned images

Cons: Hit or miss when trying to install drivers on win 7 most of the time miss.

Constantly have to unplug and replug device to get windows to see.

Other Thoughts: I've downloaded drivers from their site and going to give that a try and hope it fixes the problems.

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