Summary: I have had this scanner for about a month now, and I have scanned over 40 books with it without a flaw. It is so easy to use and fast. All scanning is done after setup by pressing buttons on the scanner, so I don't have to use mouse or keyboard for scanning like I do with my Epson 1650. I can scan a 100 to 120-page book in about 15 to 20 minutes. It automatically turns even or odd pages 180 degrees with easy setup.
Summary: I ordered this scanner yesterday, received it today. Hooked it up to my desktop computer with no problems. Only loaded the device drivers and Action Express software, none of the other applications. As I use my own program to scan in yearbooks for my high school. The only thing I don't like about this scanner, the images are brighter, so I had to decrease the brightness down to -32, also, I set the Custom Settings programmically so that the DPI will be 300 instead of...
Worst Digital Tech I've Ever Purchased. Hands Downs.
Ryan W. Trauman "Trauman", Amazon
20 September 2010
Summary: Incomprehensible interface. Everything has to be reset with EVERY PAGE. Are you kidding me? Absolutely no customer support. And the "Help" section of the software seems to be copied/pasted from another program. And doesn't work with Adobe Products. And Mac won't recognize it at all. Don't even think about this one. Look at all the bad reviews. Then ask where those glowing reviews must have come from. You can't be serious. I tried to sell this twice on ebay.
Summary: I'm pleasantly surprised that the Mac Beta Software works so well on the first go around. My question though is why Epson and Canon among others have not targeted the Book Scanning Market like Plustek?
Summary: I bought this scanner hoping to use it with my Mac. The Mac OS is not listed under the system requirements, but since it's supposedly TWAIN compliant I assumed it would work with Apple's built-in Image Capture application. Most of the time system requirements for simple devices such as printers, cameras and scanners refer specifically to the (crummy) software bundled along with them. This scanner does not work with the Mac at all. Image Capture is unable to recognize it.
Work very well and last long - but you need to treat it with respect
AstroSeeker "SkyWalker", Amazon
1 February 2010
Summary: I agree with the other reviewers here that the Opticbook 3600 is great when it does work. But it does not last. I got the Opticbook 3600 in June 2009 and used it for about 4 months. Then after about 3 months of inactivity I started it up again and discovered that the color and grayscale scan quality has badly degraded. I called the customer service but like the other reviewers have said, no one there to talk to you.
Summary: I have been using this scanner for a month now and had no problems. I mostly scan textbooks and convert them to audiobooks because of my disability. The Abby software is the best. I only have to make minor adjustments, like deleting the page and chapter numbers so the audiobook version doesn't become annoying. Other than that, this book scanner is perfect. It scans all graphics in the same image that is presented on the page.
Summary: I bought my scanner from Plustek about 3 years ago. After ~300 scans the lamp started having issues warming up. I would have to power off and on the Scanner numerous times before the lamp would fully warm up. I called Plustek support and arranged to have the scanner fixed under warranty. Plustek could not find anything wrong with the scanner and sent it back. The only thing I could think of was my power, so I bought a power conditioner but it did not help.