Plustek OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner

Plustek OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner

Plustek OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner

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Plustek OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner

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Product Highlights

  • Scan A3 Size Documents
  • 1600 dpi Resolution
  • Scan Speed: 8.5 Seconds per Page
  • 7 Programmable 1-Touch Buttons
  • Windows & Mac (w/ limitations) Compatible
  • Includes Scanning and OCR Software
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Plustek A320 overview

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The Plustek OpticPro A320 Flatbed Scanner takes the pain out of large format scanning. It can scan an A3 size (12 x 17") document with resolution as high as 1600 dpi - or scan at 300 dpi in just 8.5 seconds, and with its seven function buttons, scanning is as easy as pressing a single button. What's more, it comes bundled with highly effective image processing and document management software for enhanced versatility - providing for fast and secure PDF conversion, highly accurate optical character recognition (OCR) and easy sharing of files over a network.

The Plustek OpticPro A320 has been specially designed for professionals who require both high quality results coupled with efficiency, making it ideal for prepress, graphic designers, publishing companies, photo organizers, scrapbooking, libraries, schools, and small office/home office (SOHO) users.

Large Format Scanning
The Plustek OpticPro A320 Flatbed Scanner lets users scan large format A3 size documents (305 x 432mm/12 x 17").
Fast Scanning Speed
With a fast scanning speed of 8.5 seconds for an A3 size color document at 300 dpi, you'll be able to digitize your documents quickly and efficiently.
One-Touch Buttons
Seven one-touch buttons provide quick access to pre-set functions enabling the user to quickly accomplish tasks like scan, file, copy, OCR, PDF conversion and email. Plus, two programmable buttons are available for user specified scan automation.
Bundled Software
Simple-to-use image processing and document management tools are bundled with the scanner for fast and secure PDF conversion, highly accurate OCR, effective file organization, easy file sharing, and much more.
Compatibility
With the industry standard TWAIN and WIA drivers, you can be assured of compatibility with virtually any imaging software.
In the Box
Plustek OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner
  • Power Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Setup/Application CD-ROM
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Plustek A320 specs

    Maximum dpi Resolution 1600 dpi
    Simplex Speed 7 ppm (Color)
    Maximum Document Width 12" / 30.5 cm
    Maximum Document Length 17" / 43.2 cm
    Color Depth 24-Bit (External)
    48-Bit (Internal)
    Duplex Scanning No
    Scan Modes Color, Grayscale, Monochrome
    Document Feeding Flatbed
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    File Formats PDF
    Operating System Compatibility macOS/OS X, Windows
    Light Source CCFL
    Control Panel 8 Buttons
    Drivers TWAIN, WIA
    AC Input Power 120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions 24.5 x 15.8 x 5.2" / 62.3 x 40.0 x 13.3 cm
    Weight 16.6 lb / 7.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.0 x 22.5 x 10.5"

    Plustek A320 reviews

    OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product and Value Used to scan 12x12 photo albums and other photo albums that contain several photos/page. Also now used for ALL my scanning and copying, both color, gray scale, and B&W. The software is VERY GOOD. The scan rate is FAST. Scans have quite a variety of settings to make the result perfect. The custom buttons are VERY EASY to program. I keep the regular scan button set for color scanning and the Custom 1 button for gray scale scans. This scanner was the ultimate plug and play'. I have NEVER had any trouble with it. I cannot think of a single con. And the price was so much lower than comparable scanners. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2015-11-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK for artwork (update to my earlier review) - I was dissatisfied with the Twain interface (inaccurate colors, highlight clipping). But I'm getting pretty good results with Vuescan and a custom IT8 ICC profile (although I still need to tweak levels and colors in Photoshop). - It appears that the optical resolution (sensor=horizontal) is 600 dpi, the hardware resolution (stepper motor=vertical) is 1600 dpi, and an integrated circuit chip (or internal software) interpolates horizontally to output files greater than 600 dpi. This is not to say that added vertical precision isn't useful in some situations, but it won't capture the detail & sharpness of true 1600 dpi optical resolution.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bang for the buck I was looking for a larger scanner to scan drawings and illustrations. This one seemed reasonable in price. It creates great results. But when it comes to color reproduction the profile that comes with it is quite frankly garbage. I knew I would purchase Silverfast Studio IT8 anyway, so I was not too worried about the color aspect. Silverfast made my day and gives me almost accurate colors after calibrating the scanner with an IT8 target. It minimizes my time for color correction immensely. I am quite happy with the scanner so far. If you need an affordable over-sized device but make sure you have a way to calibrate it. Way cheaper than the well known brands. If you are willing to invest some time you will get great results.
    Date published: 2016-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAST PERFORMANCE REALLY NICE! This PLUSTEK OpticPro A320 scanner is a great value. The speed that it scans is a pleasant surprise; and the fact that it has such a large scanning area is terrific! Granted, much of what a person scans are smaller documents or photos, where a standard scanner does the job. But when you get a larger photo or item, like an 11x14 portrait, or a LIFE magazine where you want the whole page copied, this will do the job. The quality is superb; and I was hesitant at first, as I hadn't even heard of this brand before. But I am glad I bought the product; and for under $500 it is a great value. Jim Stock/Bismarck, ND
    Date published: 2010-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OpticPro A320 Tabloid Flatbed Scanner Being a Graphite Artist that uses larger format paper to illustrate pieces, this scanner is perfect for me. I truly appreciate the fact that all weights of shadow and highlights are captured in the scans. I would have appreciated recieving a manual on how to use the different softwares that came with the scanner though. I would have saved a lot of time at initial setup time, if I could have read about the differences each software provides. But now that I have taken the time to bumble my way through the different formats, it has proven to be a good decision for enhancing my promotion of my business. Thank you again.
    Date published: 2011-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product for the price I researched for a long time for a large format scanner and found the OpticPro A320 affordable for my needs. There are many large format scanners out there with triple price tags. I hesitated to purchase it because I have a particular brand I prefer, and I wasn't sure if the quality would be as good as the higher priced models from my usual brand. After reading many positive reviews of the OpticPro A320, I decided to take a chance. It was delivered quickly and purchasing the OpticPro A320 turned out to be an excellent decision. It was easy to set up. It is light for its size. It connected quickly and scans super fast. I'm using the OpticPro 320 scanner for 12 x 12 graphics and it does a beautiful job. Quality and resolution is very good. I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase. You can't go wrong if you are looking for great value and superior performance. I highly recommend the OpticPro A320.
    Date published: 2015-05-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfactory large format scanner I was looking for a scanner that could scan tabloid size newspaper. This was the one I could afford and it does a satisfactory optical job. It is also the only Plustek scanner that offers a Mac OS driver. The interface is clunky and there is no documentation if you are a Mac user. It takes 26 seconds to scan a 10x14 page. My current project calls for scanning more than 1200 newspaper pages so faster wouldn't hurt but it's acceptable. The lid opens like a book and is on vertical pins, a nice feature for thick documents/books. I'm glad I found this for the money.
    Date published: 2010-12-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for artwork I purchased this scanner to reproduce my artwork, but cannot recommend it for that purpose. 1. It underexposes, clips highlights, and does not render colors accurately. However, if you're willing to work with a photo editor (Photoshop) to correct those problems, I suggest including a white card and/or neutral gray card in the scan for reference. 2. Plustek and specs on this page say that the optical resolution is 1600 dpi, but in truth it's only 600 dpi (at least with the current driver). Anything higher than that is interpolated via software.
    Date published: 2016-01-26
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