Plustek Opticbook 3600 Plus A4 Book Edge Pdf Ocr Scanner
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Opticbook scans books fast without damaging spines.
I used it very carefully.
I used another scanner of mine for non-book materials, because I didn't want to waste the lamp life.
The result? The lamp died after around 200 scans!
I used it intermittently, so I was out of warranty when the lamp died.
I've used scanners of several manufacturers, and this is the first time that a scanner lamp died on me.
In sum, $300 for 200 scans is not recommendable at all.
Added: I got another reason to hate this scanner. Service of the company is horrible. I sent several emails about my problem, but never got answers.
I can only imagin what will be my fate if the scanner will for some reason- stop working. In this case my friend turn your plustek 3600 plus into a nice cofee table... I am looking for another scanner....
My scanners came with a light version of Abbyy's FineReader OCR software. I purchased an upgrade to the professional version for $100 or $150 (a free trial is available on Abbyy's web site), and I have found it to be excellent (well worth the price of the upgrade). I chose Abbyy over OmniPage because the latter doesn't provide a trial version (to my knowledge) and its activation policy struck me as too intrusive.
One issue that I've had is that occasionally the scanner lamp inexplicably fails to turn on after the warm-up.Read more ›
I've used it hard for a couple of weeks, and I've been very happy with it. The Abbyy software that comes with the scanner is much better than the stuff I used to use (scanning in grayscale also seems to help), and upgrading to FineReader 9.0 makes it even better.
The Digibook software is sort of lame, sometimes hanging after scanning 100 pages or so, but I haven't had any trouble when scanning directly into the Abbyy software. Even when Digibook hangs, nothing is lost, because it saves every scan as a separate bitmap image anyway, even if you tell it not to. Select 'em all and suck 'em into the Abbyy OCR software. No problemo.
I find it useful to be able to scan by pushing a button on the scanner, rather than reaching across to the mouse. I can hold the book in position with both hands and hit the button with my thumb.
All in all, this scanner would be a bargain for my specialized needs at twice the price, and I'm very glad I bought it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this item from Amazon and had it in 2 days.
Could not be more than pleased with my selection. Read more
I work in a office that has four of these, two are 3600s and the others are the Plus. I have used the original 3600 for seven years and it has worked flawlessly. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Larry Reynolds
Strictly speaking, as a scanner it is working just fine. As a "Book Scanner" [the novel feature it is marketed for], this thing is lacking. Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Nightcrawler
A nice fast scanner, it can scan a page in under 10 seconds. I was able to scan a 400 page book in just over an hour. Not bad!
BUT... and this is the killer for me... Read more
I purchased a Opticbook 3600 plus. Works "ok" with XP, but the drivers will not initialize on my Vista laptop. Read morePublished on July 22, 2008 by Eugene G. Hellickson
For books, this scanner is awesome - faster than my Epson and my Canon all-in-one. On the other hand, the Epson works much better on photos, and the Canon is best for quick scan... Read morePublished on May 7, 2008 by Terrell D Lewis
After reading the other reviews, I thought I would give my 2 cents.
I could not use the software on my Windows 2003 server, so use it on another computer a Windows XP... Read more