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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.
Works well for scanning bound material
This review is from: Plustek OpticBook 3800 1200 dpi 48bit USB 2.0 Interface Flatbed Scanner (783064354806)
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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