Summary: This summer, after 15 years of slow but excellent operation, my UMAX legal format SCSI scanner died. I was appalled at the prices on offer for large format scanners, but finally - in spite of some mixed reviews - settled on the cheapest that met my needs, an 11x17 Mustek model for under $300. Jammed and made screeching noises the first hour of use. Returned that, but still couldn't afford the $1000+ models with familiar names.
Summary: It's big, it's awesome, it's straight forward and easy to use. I bought for scanning my artwork, and I work on large paper, so this scanner worked amazing for it. The only problem is it doesn't work for Mac computers which is what I mainly use.
Summary: The set up was easy using the CD and printed directions. I set the scanner up to my Windows XP and it was so simple. Scanned two-page recipes off of a very large book (about 12x17). It automatically stores images as jpg and from there you can do what you want with it. I am so happy with the Plustek Optipro A320. It captures every detail and is a very well designed scanner.
Summary: This scanner allows me to scan my artwork up to 17" x 12" for my websites. It does so with incredible detail and color accuracy. I am extremely pleased with this product and would highly recommend it.
Summary: I purchased this item a few days ago and it's an excellent value. Windows 7 users may encounter some hassle with the software that was included as it is not supported. I ended up getting a Vista version disc. My research into this company took me into a photography enthusiast website. I was impressed by the story of one person's experience with a fault Plustek scanner, and happened to live nearyby, so they immediately gave him another scanner, no hassles involved.
Summary: Plustek OpticPro A320 A3 Flatbed Scanner I purchased this A3 scanner to scan in A3 artwork, mainly graphite/pencil drawings. I am extremely pleased at how much detail it can pick up in my artwork. also the flatbed scanner is larger than A3 - but I have not scanned in any artwork larger than A3 yet. There are four options on how to save your scan, once I decided which option to use, I found it easy, and I could crop, and rotate the scanned Image as well.
Summary: I bought this to scan ancient family photos, many of which tend to be too large to fit A4 scanners. It installed easily on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, and the TWAIN capture-driver integrates perfectly with the very ancient version of PhotoImpact I use. So far I haven't used any of the provided utilities, such as their own image-editting and OCR, so I can't comment on those.
Excerpt: Excellent scanner for the money,easy to set up and use with good intuitive software.Can scan directly to e:mail / pdf / tif formats and can also scan directly to a printer. Scan quality at the highest setting (600dpi) is superb whether in mono or colour and even at the lower quality settings it produces perfectly presentable results , another pleasant surprise is the speed with which scans are completed.
Pros: Excellent Scan Quality,Fast Warm Up and Scanning,Totally Configurable,Easy To Use