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'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: Este scanner tiene una particularidad, además de la de poder escanear libros sin que le cree la mancha oscura en la unión del libro (en el medio), los botones son de un tamaño de muy fácil uso; en mi caso particular, me ahorra mucho tiempo el escaneo entre una hoja y otra, los escáneres convencionales, hay que tomar el ratón (mouse) y con el cursor apuntar un botón en particular, lo que te llevaba tiempo y energia, en este escaner, tocar el botón es cuestión de un...
This is an outstanding scanner for book worms like me!!!
Dolores J. Kilstrom, Amazon
2 November 2008
Summary: This book scanner OpticBook model 3600 is ideal on the budget minded researcher that often work with older books and bounded magazines dating as far back as 1865. Scanning older books are near impossible with any other scanner design because you have a margin of plastic surrounding the scanning window. This means you nearly need to destroy the binding of the book trying to get a flat scan of a page.
Summary: I liked this scanner so much that I bought a second one. I've had both for more than three years. I've installed them on both Windows XP and Windows 2000 (English and Japanese versions). I have never had a scanner install and work so flawlessly. Despite what some of the other reviews say, I have found the software to be stable and totally crash-free.
Summary: If you've ever tried to scan from a book, as opposed to a flat piece of paper, then you know all the problems involved. This scanner is the perfect answer. No matter the size of the book or its thickness, you will get perfect scans with no problems. Of course it can also act as a flatbed scanner for regular stuff too, but for scanning books there is nothing like it. The included OCS bundle also converts to text effortlessly and virtually error free.
Summary: This is a GREAT scanner if you need to scan books (either entire or pages). There are better photo scanners out there for less money, so don't waste your money if this is your goal. It is NOT a all in one device, Plustek designed it with one goal in mind, and if that is what you need it for you will not be disappointed.
Summary: I scan lots of books. The Optibook is designed specifically for scanning books. I have low vision and must scan all my books in order to have my computer read them to me. The Optibook is easy to set up and easy to operate. I love the quick push button format that quickly scan your book pages. If you are looking to scan books, this scanner can't be beat.
Summary: I sell books on Amazon and Ebay and this book scanner is absolutely an essential part of my book selling business! It's super easy to use and comes with great software (PhotoImpact). Plus, it's less stressful on books (especially the older ones) compared to regular scanners. It has paid for itself already. I know my buyers pay more for my books, because of the excellent photos this machine creates. Whoever devised this scanner has my blessings!