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Plustek OpticBook 4800

BH #PLOB4800 • MFR #783064354660
Plustek OpticBook 4800
Key Features
  • Scan An A4-Sized Page In 3.6 Seconds
  • Ideal For Scanning Books
  • Book Edge Design Eliminates Spine Shadow
  • One-Touch Function Buttons
The OpticBook 4800 from Plustek is a cost-effective way to convert books and other printed material into editable text. The scanner's unique book edge elimination design gets rid of spine shadow, providing you with a clean scan without the need for an expensive overhead scanner or image editing software. The convenient one-touch function buttons simplify the scanning process and the included software suite helps you get the most out of your scanner. A key component of the OpticBook 4800 system is its extensive software suite:

ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint uses OCR technology to convert your scanned images into editable text, searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel file. Also part of PageManager is a file management system to help you keep track of scanned documents. The software is compatible with up to 183 languages so you can easily OCR texts in most languages. The software even has multi-language recognition and auto language detection so you don't have to specify the import language each time. Also included is Presto! ImageFolio 4.5 which walks you through the process of digitizing and fine-tuning your image collection.

Plustek Book Pavilion converts printed books into the most common electronic formats used by eReaders, including searchable PDF, PDF, TIF, JPG, and BMP. The software's user-friendly design makes it easy to put your printed books on an eReader, saving you the expense of buying digital copies of books you already own. While most book scanners necessitate physically cutting the pages off the spine, the OpticBook's unique edge shadow elimination technology obviates the need for cutting while still providing you with a clean shadow-free scan.

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Plustek 4800 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for book scanning
  • 3Create Searchable PDFs
  • 4Fast
  • 5Easy To Use
  • 6User-Friendly software
  • 7NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5
  • 8NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10
  • 9Plustek DI Capture
  • 10Plustek DocTWAIN
  • 11Plustek Book Pavilion
  • 12ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint
  • 13Plustek DI Express

The OpticBook 4800 from Plustek is a cost-effective way to convert books and other printed material into editable text. The scanner's unique book edge elimination design gets rid of spine shadow, providing you with a clean scan without the need for an expensive overhead scanner or image editing software. The convenient one-touch function buttons simplify the scanning process and the included software suite helps you get the most out of your scanner. A key component of the OpticBook 4800 system is its extensive software suite:

ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint uses OCR technology to convert your scanned images into editable text, searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel file. Also part of PageManager is a file management system to help you keep track of scanned documents. The software is compatible with up to 183 languages so you can easily OCR texts in most languages. The software even has multi-language recognition and auto language detection so you don't have to specify the import language each time. Also included is Presto! ImageFolio 4.5 which walks you through the process of digitizing and fine-tuning your image collection.

Plustek Book Pavilion converts printed books into the most common electronic formats used by eReaders, including searchable PDF, PDF, TIF, JPG, and BMP. The software's user-friendly design makes it easy to put your printed books on an eReader, saving you the expense of buying digital copies of books you already own. While most book scanners necessitate physically cutting the pages off the spine, the OpticBook's unique edge shadow elimination technology obviates the need for cutting while still providing you with a clean shadow-free scan.

Designed for book scanning
The Shadow Elimination Element (SEE) eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion associated with books scanned on flatbeds and copiers.
Create Searchable PDFs
Quickly create searchable PDF files
Fast
Scanning speed of 7 seconds at 300 dpi for an A4 size color page
Easy To Use
One-touch buttons for performing pre-set functions to improve efficiency and reduce scan time
User-Friendly software
Simple-to-use image processing and document management software bundled for fast and secure Searchable PDF conversion, image and photo editing, thumbnail viewer for locating files easily, sharing files over the network, and highly accurate Optical Character Recognition
NewSoft Presto! ImageFolio 4.5
ImageFolio is a comprehensive multimedia image-processing program. You can create new images by using the ImageFolio's powerful tools. This sophisticated set of image-editing tools enables you to quickly create new images or enhance pre-existing ones
Complete image-tuning functions
Easy to manage and preview image files
Monitor Gamma adjustment
TWAIN interface support for automatic fine-tuning during scanning
Support TIF, PCX, BMP, TGA, JPG, PCD, WMF, and PNG file format (PC)
Image Manager functions as an image database and uses folders to manage and preview files
NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10
Powerful document management software for OCR, PDF creation, or format conversion to Microsoft Word or Excel. TWAIN-Express makes it easy to connect with your scanner
Built-in award-winning OCR
Supports over 100 popular applications
Unlimited nested folders to easily organize files
Full-text search with adjustable fuzzy logic and index search
Easy image editing QuickFix tools with real-time preview
New annotation tools include sticky notes and rubber stamps
Share photos via e-mail easily with Presto! Wrapper
Share photos via the Internet by connecting to PhotoNet
Works with any TWAIN scanner
Plustek DI Capture
Image capture and management software featured with indexed archives. It also makes it easy to import, export, edit, and organize documents and images in an efficient way
Plustek DocTWAIN
Industry standard TWAIN drivers ensure compatibility with thousands of image enabled applications including: document management, document capture, enterprise content management, forms processing, photographic imaging and image management applications
Plustek Book Pavilion
Plustek Book Pavilion is an easy to use application that transforms your printed books, magazines and bound material into electronic formats such as: searchable PDF, PDF, TIF, JPG and BMP. The user interface is designed to simplify the scanning process and create electronic copies of your bound material in the fewest number of steps
ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint
Comes with simple user interface, supports recognition up to 183 languages and has the following features:
Convert scanned document and images into Microsoft Word, Excel, searchable PDF and other formats
Superior recognition accuracy & layout retention in 183 languages
One-click smart conversion for easy access - no learning curve
Multi-language recognition with automatic language detection
Instant on-screen OCR and capture with bonus ABBYY Screenshot Reader
Plustek DI Express
OCR software for 4 main Asian languages, Traditional Chinese, Simplify Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Better and faster recognizer for documents
UPC: 783064354660

Plustek 4800 Specs

Key Specs
Scanner Type
Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Maximum Resolution
1200 dpi (Optical)
1200 x 2400 dpi (Hardware)
Scanner Color Depth
48-Bit (Internal)
24-Bit (External)
Power Source
AC Adapter (Included)
Scanner
Scanner Type
Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Maximum Resolution
1200 dpi (Optical)
1200 x 2400 dpi (Hardware)
Scan Modes
Color, Grayscale, Monochrome
Scanner Color Depth
48-Bit (Internal)
24-Bit (External)
Grayscale Depth
16-Bit (Internal)
8-Bit (External)
Light Source
LED
Image Sensor
1x Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)
Scan Speed
Simplex Speed
17 ppm in Color/Grayscale
Scanner Media Handling
Scan Sizes
Flatbed
Maximum: 8.5 x 11.7" / 21.6 x 29.7 cm
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
Unspecified USB 2.0
Scanner Drivers
TWAIN
OS Compatibility
Windows
Environmental
Operating Temperature
50 to 104°F / 10 to 40°C
General
Power Source
AC Adapter (Included)
Battery
No
DC Input Power
24 VDC at 0.75 A
Power Consumption
18 W (Maximum)
4.3 W (Standby)
Certifications
WEEE
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19.3 x 4 x 11.4" / 49.1 x 10.2 x 29.1 cm
Weight
8.5 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.5 x 18 x 8.3"

Plustek 4800 Reviews

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question

I have a Mac and used to use it in some version of nacOS. However, Plustek stopped providing Mac driver updates, and I no longer even have an older driver. This week I tried an older driver I found on the Italian Plustek site, but it didnt work.Its a great scanner. Has anyone fugured out a way to get it working on a Mac with a recent macOS? I generally use VueScan but am willing to try other options if they work.
Asked by: Rick
FWIW, this situation appears to have changed since Jacob C. answered in 2018. I use a Mac running macOS 10.15.6 (Catalina), and the Plustek driver (version 3.0.0.1, dated 7/28/2020) and included MacPavilion software works well with it.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2020-09-18

Is the glass flat to the plastic surround, i.e. ...

Is the glass flat to the plastic surround, i.e. could I use it to scan oversize books? (like music books, which generally only have A4 content, but the margin is huge) (I can't afford the A3 one, so don't go there). Basically, can you get a book that's slightly bigger than the glass to sit flat, or will it lip up as per usual?
Asked by: Monseigneur
The plastic surround on the scanner only has 3 sides. The glass goes right up to the edge of the scanner on the margin side of the book. All other sides have a surround. If the pages of your book are up to A4 size they will lay flat on the glass. It's ok if the cover is bigger, the pages will still lay flat as long as they are A4 size or smaller.
Answered by: Plustek US
Date published: 2020-07-15

What is difference between 4800 and 3800 models?

What is difference between 4800 and 3800 models?
Asked by: Keith
As the seller points out, the 4800 is faster. Additionally, it scans closer to the edge of the glass (i.e., closer to the spine of the book) -- 2mm for the 4800 vs. 6mm for the 3800L. The scan edge was what led me to buy the 4800.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2023-11-22

question

What is the modulation transfer function at 1200DPI? I ask this question because every scanner I have used gives faded output, that I must raise the gamma to make the scans usable. This adds noise to the scan.
Asked by: Anonymous
While this scanner scans at 1200dpi I would not recommend using that high of a resolution to scan books. You will get HUGE file sizes if you do that. I would recommend scanning books at 300dpi maximum.If you need high resolution, high color accuracy scans for artwork etc, I'd recommend taking a look at our OpticPro A320.
Answered by: Mark D. Plustek Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Answer to is it duplex scanner in 1 pass is yes . How can scanner scan both sides when book hides backside?
Asked by: Anonymous
That answer is incorrect -- this model is not a duplex scanner.
Answered by: Jared M.
Date published: 2020-09-18

question

What is the edge size?
Asked by: Pamela
Pam, I'm not exactly sure of your question. But let me give it a try.The design of the scanner enables it to scan within 2mm from the actual book spine/binding. The scanner glass goes right to the edge of the scanner. There is no frame area on the front of the scanner. This scanner is designed to scan books up to 8.5 x 11 or A4. If you need to scan a larger book, take a look at our OpticBook A300. It will scan up to A3 sized books.Does any of this answer your question?
Answered by: Mark D. Plustek Expert
Date published: 2020-09-18

question

How long does it actually take to scan an A4 page? THe specs say 3.5 seconds, however this PC Magazine review says 9 seconds. That's a huge difference. How does it compare to OptiBook 3600?
Asked by: Alexander
Hi Alexanderthe scanning speed is depend on your setting , system you are using to scan and solution you want. we tested it scans at 3.5 seconds for a grayscale 200dpi A4 size. OB3600 scan at 7 sec per page.
Answered by: Mark D. Plustek Expert
Date published: 2022-08-26
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