We have a scan lab at the Maine State Library that includes a range of different technology for digitizing various types of media. The Plustek fills an important niche for us, and I’d strongly recommend it for anyone looking to digitize bound materials. If you want a relatively inexpensive way to get into book scanning and want good results, this is a smart purchase.
This scanner is FAST. The colors are nearly spot on, with true gray grays. Depth of field is great. Scanner is about half the weight of similar scanners. Only had it a few days, but have not found any troubles with it yet.
I absolutely love this scanner. I have been working to diminish my stuffed file drawers by throwing away what I don’t need and scanning what I want to keep. If you compare the prices of large-format scanners, this is an unbelievable bargain. Most importantly, this scanner creates clear, high-quality scans.
I’m an artist and work on 11 x 17″ paper so the size is perfect. It works like a dream. I’m on a brand new iMac 5k, latest software. I use this scanner with the Apple image capture- a quick fit in PS or image capture adjustment works great. Great scanner for the price.
I knew the scanner was going to be large, that’s why I purchased it. But when you have been dealing with standard sized paper scanners for as long as I have and then get this- wow! It also picks up color amazingly. Most scanners I’ve worked with don’t pick up pinks very well. This did great!
I use on a Mac. I’m a professional illustrator, and use it to scan in my drawings and watercolour paintings. I couldn’t afford to by a big name brand A3 scanner, so opted for this Plustek one as a budget version and it fits my needs perfectly.
The scan quality is great, the colours look exactly as they should be (colour tends to be off on most scanners I’ve used, this one picks it up perfectly)! It scans really quickly too, takes just a bit longer for anything 1200 dpi+.
I am using this scanner to scan 12×12 traditional scrapbook pages to recreate digital/printed copies. I used the highest resolution setting and the quality is incredible. I’m looking forward to using this scanner for many years to come for a lot of different projects.