Plustek OpticBook 3900 Scanner

Plustek OpticBook 3900 Scanner

Plustek OpticBook 3900 Scanner

B&H # PL3900 MFR # 783064356435
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Product Highlights

  • Shadow Elimination Element Technology
  • Optical Resolution: 1200 dpi
  • Color Depth: 48-bit
  • Scan Speed: 7 Seconds
  • Maximum Scan Area: 8.5 x 11.7"
  • Edge of 0.24" for Book Scanning
  • Daily Duty Cycle: 2,500 Scans
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
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Plustek 3900 overview

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Designed with Shadow Elimination Element technology and a thin 0.24" edge, the OpticBook 3900 Scanner from Plustek eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion commonly encountered when books are scanned on flatbeds and copiers. It has an optical resolution of 1200 dpi and has an internal color depth of 48-bit for detailed images with accurate color. Also, it will perform a 300 dpi scan in about 7 seconds.

The document glass measures 8.5 x 11.7" for scanning letter and A4-sized documents and it has a daily duty cycle of about 2,500 sheets. The scanner is Windows and Mac compatible with a TWAIN compliant driver and has USB 2.0 connectivity.

Plustek DocTWAIN
Standard TWAIN drivers to compatibility with a variety of software.
Plustek Book Pavilion
Simplify book scanning by converting your physical books and magazines to searchable PDF, PDF, TIFF, JPG, and BMP files. It also has an OCR function as well as file, copy, email, and DI Capture utilities for a streamlined workflow.
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint
Optical character recognition software with support for up to 183 languages. It converts scanned documents into Microsoft Word, Excel, searchable PDF, and other formats. It offers one-click smart conversion and has Adaptive Document Recognition Technology to preserve document formatting and style.
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 9 for Windows & Mac
Front-end client software that handles your documents, including capturing, previewing, converting, and delivering files. It allows users to easily merge files by dragging and dropping as well as use embedded OCR feature to convert documents into searchable formats. It is able to convert files into formatted RTF, HTML, or text files if desires and users can create and edit PDFs. It also works with cloud services for file management.
UPC: 783064356435
In the Box
Plustek OpticBook 3900 Scanner
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Adapter
  • Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Plustek 3900 specs

    Maximum dpi Resolution 1200 dpi
    Simplex Speed 9 ppm (Color)
    9 ppm (Grayscale)
    Maximum Document Width 8.5" / 21.6 cm
    Maximum Document Length 11.7" / 29.7 cm
    Color Depth 24-Bit (External)
    48-Bit (Internal)
    Grayscale Bit-Depth 16-Bit (Internal)
    Document Feeding Flatbed
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    Operating System Compatibility macOS/OS X, Windows
    Light Source CCFL
    Control Panel 4 Buttons
    Drivers TWAIN
    Duty Cycle 2500 Scans
    Maximum Power Consumption 18 W
    DC Input Power 24 VDC
    Dimensions 17.8 x 11.2 x 4.1" / 45.3 x 28.5 x 10.5 cm
    Weight 7.6 lb / 3.4 kg
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    Package Weight 10.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 17.0 x 8.0"

    Plustek 3900 reviews

    OpticBook 3900 Scanner is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from does the trick but you need Easy enough to set up with scanner driver. Secondary software (PageMaker for Mac) that came with scanner, however, was awful! (Installed, it crashed & did not work at all.) There is free software available online – not noted with this package – called Mac Pavilion that works perfectly with this Plustek OpticBook 3900 scanner: it's needed software for quick scans of books (180� flip on alternate pages, etc.). Once that software was (easily) installed (and PageMaker deleted), this is a great scanner – a good enough size flatbed, but especially good to scan books or magazines with bindings. N.B. MacPavilion does not have OCR software, so if needed must seek elsewhere.
    Date published: 2017-11-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it is required to do The OpticBook 3900 isn't the best scanner in the world, but it performs its primary job (scanning books and magazines with a minimum of gutter) quite adequately. If you absolutely must scan a periodical that you cannot cut up, this will let you do it. If you don't mind the time it takes to manually switch the book around, it is an acceptable, economical option. There are many ways to scan a book, but magazines use a screened printing process that no optical (ie. cameras) scanner can reproduce properly. This can, and the descreening option works fairly well. One note about using the scanner: It is very lightweight and easily slides around on a smooth surface; I rest mine on a hand towel to get it to stop slipping.
    Date published: 2016-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great with easy setup It was easy to setup the scanner. Within 45 minutes my first book was fully scanned. All the controlled are intuitive to use. The character recognition software did not work so good for me. But after scanning in PDF format, i used the OCR capabilities of Acrobat Professional to enrich the scanned PDF book. Now the book is searchable easily. Was worried that the size of the PDF would be really large but i had no problems searching for words and flipping through different pages on my phone.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little book scanner A great little scanner for the price, especially to scan books (at 90�, which can be hard on some bindings or old texts you don't want to open that far). Mac users: do NOT use software included. For basic scans, get latest version of MacPavilion (free) from Plustek web site (otherwise software crashes with scans at 150 dpi). For OCR, open completed scans in OCR software (not included).
    Date published: 2018-01-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money Scanner is mediocre at best. Haven't been able to get the NewSoft Presto Page Mgr to scan anything yet. All I get is communication errors on Win10. Apparently it doesn't work on Windows 10. Interesting that Plustek's spec page doesn't mention Win10, yet they claim their software supports W10 on their software download page. Only the Book Pavilion scan interface works. The included software is terrible. Images don't match colors correctly and there is no procedure to calibrate colors. Scanner margins are not aligned correctly. If a document is up against the edge it will cut off part of it. And the Shadow Elimination Element technology is a joke. The CCFL light source (old tech) results in a much better focus depth of field than the LED light source scanners, but that is about the only positive I can think of. Seriously I could do just as well with a $5 thrift store scanner modified to put the glass near the edge. The Plustek's edge is almost 1/4 inch so it still misses a good deal of the binding on many books. If you are serious about book scanning buy a real book scanner that uses a camera and decent software. This is just a waste of time and money.
    Date published: 2016-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting my job done. Getting my job done. Works as advertised. Book scanning is really possible with this scanner. Good product.
    Date published: 2017-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good, it does what it's supposed to. I definitely recommend
    Date published: 2017-06-16
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