Reviews and Problems with Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus
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Terrific Book Scanner
furst vonlorenz, Amazon
9 October 2012
Summary: I purchased this item from Amazon and had it in 2 days. Could not be more than pleased with my selection. It scans not only my book but also other articles and sends them in the right format to my pc. Could not be happier.
Summary: 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. It does not actually scan up to the edge, as advertised.
Summary: I reviewed the scanner shortly after I first received it from Newegg. The software was then quite buggy. The software crashed frequently, and useful features simply did not work. The software is now much improved.
Pros: Good scanner for books, efficient scanning. Software is now fast and reliable.
Cons: Book scanning is a slow process, scanning a typical book might require 2 hours. Software setup for scanning is very cumbersome. For example, the software defaults to storing the scans in a very strange location, every time I scan, I have to change the location. The scan preview window is a small ...
Summary: Overall I like the machine, but given the cost I'd expected longer product life.
Pros: This scanner is designed for scanning books. The software is OK, but only just. The hardware is very good, allowing for the problems noted below. Scan quality is superior.
Cons: The edge scanner doesn't scan right up to the edge. This becomes problematic when scanning books that have narrow margins. Also, I managed apparently to burn out the light source. I do admit heavy use over a period of two years or so, but my HP Scanjet 6300c has scanned way more pages without eve...
Summary: Use the scanner buttons to access the scan-to-PDF function most easily, start with the 'preview' button. Make certain to select 'book' on the scanner panel.
Pros: Very good scanner for books, very reasonable price. Can scan hardcover books without damaging the binding or the pages. Good scanning speed.
Cons: The software barely works, and is very buggy. On approximately 10 scans of about 10 pages, the software either crashed or discarded all pages after scanning on approximately 2 of them, apparently randomly. The software update was posted as an RAR file, not a ZIP file, requiring a separate downloa...
Summary: Software bug work around: Like a previous reviewer said, close the program at 100 pages and reopen it.
Pros: This was the best computer peripheral I have ever bought. Great for making perfect copies of books. The best part is you can do it without stressing or breaking the books binding. It is also very fast. If memory serves I believe I can scan around 330 pages per hour.
Cons: The only con is the bug in the software that it comes with. Once you scan past about 100 pages it will crash the program. Not a deal killer.
Summary: I scanned a textbook. The best method for me was to make all the pictures in .tif format, and put every image in a folder. Then use acrobat to merge all the images into a single PDF file. The pdf file, after the quick optimization from acrobat, was only about 300mb for a 1000-page book
Pros: Does exactly what it is advertised to do - quickly scanned my books. After the initial lamp warmup, I could scan 311 pages per hour - much higher than any other scanner. Each scan takes about 8 seconds.
Cons: Software is very confusing. I opted to get Acrobat pro instead of the included PDF software.
Summary: I purchased a Opticbook 3600 plus. Works "ok" with XP, but the drivers will not initialize on my Vista laptop. I even took the scanner and laptop into a computer shop and they tried to get it to run on a newly installed Vista system with ZERO success.
Summary: 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 to email or to make copies. Mine came with Vista drivers, no problem there. The software, however, is another story.
Good for A4 book sccaning. No Vista driver. Bad service.
Avraham E. Amzallag, Amazon
29 April 2009
Summary: Aa long as you have no intention to upgrade to Vista, and if you want to scann books - this is the right scanner. But knoking on the company's door for service, no matter how strong you knok - no body home... All my mails to the company asking about Vista driver were not answered.