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The Plustek OpticBook 3800 is a cost effective, simple, innovative solution for scanning books, magazines and bound materials. Using Plustek's unique SEE (Shadow Elimination Element) Technology, the OpticBook 3800 can scan any book without the book spine shadow and distorted text associated with book scanning on flatbed scanners.
Includes everything you need to create searchable PDFs from your books, magazines and bound materials. The book scanning and creation software is easy to use and it guides you through the scanning process.
The OpticBook 3800 is an affordable solution for all home users, libraries, copy rooms, students, teachers, universities, law offices, publicists, and anyone that wants to turn books, magazines and other bound material into digital files.
Designed for book scanning The Shadow Elimination Element (SEE) eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion associated with books scanned on flatbeds and copiers.
Searchable PDF The Plustek OpticBook 3800 quickly creates searchable PDF files.
Fast The Plustek OpticBook 3800 features a fast scanning speed of 7 seconds at 300 dpi for an A4 size color page.
Easy to use One-touch buttons for performing pre-set functions improve efficiency and reduce scan time.
User friendly software Simple-to-use image processing and document management software bundled for fast and secure Searchable PDF conversion, image and photo editing, thumbnail viewer for locating files easily, sharing files over the network, and highly accurate Optical Character Recognition.
This review is from: Plustek OpticBook 3800 (783064354806) 1200 dpi USB 2.0 Interface Flatbed Scanner
Pros: 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 book or mag is sitting directly on the glass and still get a good scan of the inner margin because there is no "lip" on the scanner to get in the way.
Cons: 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 of out or print magazines, as I am doing it works great. Build quality could be better as well sometimes the scanner makes odd noises time will tell how long it lasts.
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