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Should You Buy a Plustek Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 12 January 2021
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should you buy a Plustek Scanner?

Plustek is one of the most popular scanner brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are wondering how Plustek scanners compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared 380+ scanners by objectively and impartially analysing over 4,300 user and expert reviews and 60+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Plustek are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners. Their scanners start at $105 for the S410 which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a 216 max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner and go up to $1,999 for the SC8016U which is a 600 x 600 scanner, a scanner that has a misc max scan size and a sheetfed / adf scanner. The average price of a new Plustek scanner is $469.

Plustek are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners.

Is Plustek the Best Scanner Brand?

So are Plustek scanners any good? We give every scanner a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all scanners we are able to impartially rank all the scanner brands.

Plustek is ranked the No. 3 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Plustek is the 3rd best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
606 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
1,453 reviews
#3
87%
87%
239 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
863 reviews
#5
87%
87%
105 reviews
#6
83%
83%
70 reviews
#7
HP
United States
80%
80%
402 reviews
#8
Visioneer
79%
79%
43 reviews
#9
Iris
78%
78%
61 reviews
#10
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
18 reviews
#11
Avision
72%
72%
7 reviews
#12
Japan
71%
71%
0 reviews
#13
Japan
66%
66%
2 reviews
#14
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
Veho
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Plustek scanners compare to the other scanner brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All scanner Brands
Plustek Scanners

There's a wide selection of Plustek scanners available compared to other scanner brands, with 10 Plustek scanners currently on the market in the US. Plustek also have better reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Plustek scanner being 72%.

The average review score for a Plustek scanner is 72%.

Plustek scanners tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$531
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$469
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Plustek Scanners

What Do the Plustek Scanner Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Plustek scanner to work out the average distribution of reviews for Plustek and then compared this to the other scanner brands.

Plustek logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
13
4 stars
27
3 stars
16
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Plustek logo

User Reviews

5 stars
96
4 stars
33
3 stars
10
2 stars
9
1 star
14
Plustek has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 70% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Plustek scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 87% and 85% respectively across all Scanner brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Plustek scanners by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other scanner brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Plustek Fujitsu HP Epson Canon
PC Mag logo
64%
14 reviews
78%
4 reviews
71%
7 reviews
80%
7 reviews
78%
5 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
40%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
73%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
itpro.co.uk logo
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
82%
2 reviews
about.com logo
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
85%
1 review
83%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
1 review
83%
1 review
79%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
88%
1 review
72%
1 review
72%
1 review
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
89%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
techgearlab.com logo
74%
2 reviews
59%
1 review
bitcity.it logo
82%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
90%
1 review
90%
1 review
70%
1 review
Ephotozine logo
83%
3 reviews
mymac.com logo
90%
2 reviews
pcmagazine.ru logo
80%
2 reviews
itproportal.com logo
70%
2 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
70%
2 reviews
insidehardware.it logo
90%
2 reviews
in.pcmag.com logo
60%
1 review
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
73%
15 reviews
75%
26 reviews
64%
8 reviews
60%
6 reviews
92%
7 reviews
Average
71%
51 reviews
83%
49 reviews
76%
23 reviews
75%
22 reviews
80%
20 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Plustek Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 8 industry awards for Plustek scanners. The table below compares the number of awards received by Plustek to other popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Plustek has won 8 awards for its scanners.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Plustek Fujitsu HP Epson Canon
PC Mag logo
2
1
2
3
alphr.com logo
3
Expert Reviews logo
1
2
Ephotozine logo
3
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
toptenreviews.com logo
2
insidehardware.it logo
2
chip.com.my logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
hardwaregeeks.com logo
1
bitsandchips.it logo
1
computeractive.co.uk logo
1
techadvisor.co.uk logo
1
techgearlab.com logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
buyerslab.com logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
Total
8
11
4
5
6

How Reliable Are Plustek Scanners?

We checked over 4,300 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Plustek scanners. 60% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the majority of Plustek scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

60% of reviewers think Plustek scanners are reliable.

So, most people think that Plustek scanners are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Plustek scanners that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Built for heavy-duty scanning
PC Mag
feels sturdy too
amazon.co.uk
it's pretty reliable
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

offering a less robust
PC Mag
documents without damaging any valuable item
Bhphotovideo.com
Will do good for someone who doesn't have a bulk to scan as it's not heavy duty
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best Mid-Range Plustek Scanner?

Plustek 8200I

$353.04
Overstock
Plustek 8200I
Buy Now
Plustek 8200I
7200 X
7200
DPI
8ppm
ADF SCAN

A great mid range choice, priced at $353.04 is the Plustek 8200I, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Film / slidemm max scan size (36.8x25.4mm)
Film scanning
7200 x 7200 DPI
Bundled software

A classic and fully featured 7200 x 7200 DPI film / slide scanner, with a good price and maximum scan size. It supports colour scanning and has a film scanning. Our review analysis indicates that it's good for scanning film.

93
Reviews
8 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Plustek 8200I has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 81%.

Plustek OpticFilm Scanner 8200i Ai Negative Film Scanner Review
Plustek OpticFilm Scanner 8200i Ai Negative Film Scanner Review
Test Scanner Plustek 8200i
Test Scanner Plustek 8200i
Plustek 8200i (ft. Silverfast SE) - Film scanner - Review and Quick-Start Guide
Plustek 8200i (ft. Silverfast SE) - Film scanner - Review and Quick-Start Guide
Photokina 2012 Interview / Standrundgang bei Plustek mit OpticFilm 120/8100/8200i SE/8200i Ai
Photokina 2012 Interview / Standrundgang bei Plustek mit OpticFilm 120/8100/8200i SE/8200i Ai
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Diascanner Test
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Diascanner Test
The Best Slide Scanner - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Review
The Best Slide Scanner - Plustek OpticFilm 8200i Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the 8200I in the US is $353.04 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Plustek Scanner?

Plustek OpticBook 4800

$649.00
eBay
Plustek OpticBook 4800
Buy Now
Plustek OpticBook 4800
1200 X
1200
DPI

If you're looking for a high end Plustek scanner then the Plustek OpticBook 4800 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $649.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A4 / us lettermm max scan size
Duplex scanning

A fully featured and positively reviewed 1200 x 1200 DPI flatbed flat-bed scanner, with a fair price. It has a duplex scanning and an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size and supports colour scanning. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good recipe book.

93
Reviews
7 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Plustek OpticBook 4800 has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the OpticBook 4800 in the US is $649.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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$749.00
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What is the Ultimate Plustek Scanner?

Plustek SmartOffice SC8016U

$1,999.00
eBay
Plustek SmartOffice SC8016U
Buy Now
Plustek SmartOffice SC8016U
600 X
600
DPI
80ppm
ADF SCAN

For those with an unlimited budget then the Plustek SmartOffice SC8016U is the best Plustek scanner out there. At $1,999 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Duplex scanning
Multi feed detection
48 input colour depths
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (100 sheets)

A good spec and classic 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.

82
Reviews
1 Review
79
Features
Good Features
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
63
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Plustek SmartOffice SC8016U has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 70%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SmartOffice SC8016U in the US is $1,999.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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$2,499.00
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What is the Best Budget Choice Plustek Scanner?

Plustek OpticFilm 8100

$257.99
e-Global Central US
Plustek OpticFilm 8100
Buy Now
Plustek OpticFilm 8100
7200 X
7200
DPI
8ppm
ADF SCAN

At only $257.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 84 the Plustek OpticFilm 8100 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Film / slidemm max scan size (36.8x25.4mm)
Duplex scanning
Film scanning
7200 x 7200 DPI

Purchasers report that this flat-bed scanner is bad for scanning slides. It's a maximum scan size and award winning 7200 x 7200 DPI film / slide flat-bed scanner, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a duplex scanning and a film scanning and supports colour scanning.

90
Reviews
6 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Plustek OpticFilm 8100 has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 71%.

Ephotozine Recommended
insidehardware.it Gold
2PX2255 - Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner Reviews 2020
2PX2255 - Plustek OpticFilm 8100 Film Scanner Reviews 2020

The cheapest price that we could find for the OpticFilm 8100 in the US is $257.99 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Plustek Scanner?
Is Plustek the Best Scanner Brand?
What Do the Plustek Scanner Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Plustek Scanners Received?
How Reliable Are Plustek Scanners?
What is the Best Mid-Range Plustek Scanner?
What is the Best High End Plustek Scanner?
What is the Ultimate Plustek Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Plustek Scanner?

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