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I never really thought too much into scanning before I bought this, I would just use my scanner that was built into my printer and I thought that was it! How wrong I was!!
The main bonus of this printer is the fact that it's now SO easy to scan books!! Before I used to force down the pages which would often result in pages falling out of my book, or my magazines, but with this scanner that problem is no longer!!!
Mine came with a blue sticker on the front which said *low energy* so I'm guessing this is also an added bonus and something that I wouldnt normally think about!! Every little helps as they say!
It's quite a bulky machine but it is super light and it does have a locking system which is great if you do want to move this around a lot! I found that I used this alot at university. I would carry my mac and this with me so I could scan books right there and it saved me alot of time even thought I had to carry this bulky thing with me!
The scanner also goes up to the very edge of the rim, which means it really will get into the crease of the book and scan as much as humanly possibly!
An amazing scanner!!
Plusteck Opticbook 3600 (it's a book scanner)
I have had this book scanner for a couple of months and it's great. The Opticbook 3600 is a book scanner and enables you to scan images, text and virtually any paper based material to your computer/Laptop.
All you have to do is line up the material in the large glass pane and and choose how you would like it to scan. for example you can preview what you want to scan, scan it in colour, black and white or book pilot. I have not used the last option yet!
Once you have scanned in your material you have an option to name the image where it moves into your pictures folder. From then you can send the material as an attachment on an e-mail, or if you're feeling clever you can amend what you have scanned using other software for example paint shop.
The graphics is excellent and one you scan the material it is of really good quality. You also have the options of formatting what you have scanned for example making the text/image lighter or darker or change the page orientation or size.
Its not a complicated piece of gear to use, however I would recommend reading up on its functionality before using it! The Opticbook also comes with a piece of software which needs to be installed on your computer in order for you to gain the full benefits of this piece of wonderful technology!
As well as the options mentioned you can also make use of other buttons on this piece of machinery, for example if you would like to scan a book, press the book button on the machine or press paper to scan in paper!
The only downs side to this piece of machinery is that it can be difficult to scan in books straight, accurately. You will need to the bend the book in different ways to insure the text you want is scanned or that the whole of the page is straight.
On the up side you can't go wrong when scanning in A4 material!
The speed in which your image is scanned into the computer is very fast. I scanned in one A4 picture and it took around 10 seconds from the time I pressed the button on the scanner to the time I could see the image on my laptop! Bearing in mind colourful graphics can take longer then black and white text!
Thanks to Plustek's patent pending SEE Technology, any book can lie completely flat on the scanning glass. The result is a perfectly scanned image with no annoying book spine shadow and no distorted lines of text.
Whereas professional book scanners are targeted mainly for large libraries, archive museums, and corporations with big budgets, OpticBook 3600 is an affordable solution for all libraries, copy rooms, students, teachers, universities, SOHO, law offices, publicists, and work groups.