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Should You Buy a Plustek Scanner?

Matthew
Updated 21 September 2020
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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 420+ user and expert reviews and 5 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Plustek are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular scanners and start at $79 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 an adf scanner. The average price of a new Plustek scanner is $481.

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. 4 best scanner brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Plustek is the 4th best scanner brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
221 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
155 reviews
#3
85%
85%
25 reviews
#4
85%
85%
9 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
12 reviews
#6
HP
United States
77%
77%
0 reviews
#7
I.R.I.S.
76%
76%
1 review
#8
Iris
75%
75%
0 reviews
#9
Japan
72%
72%
0 reviews
#10
Visioneer
72%
72%
6 reviews
#11
71%
71%
0 reviews
#12
Avision
68%
68%
0 reviews
#13
Adesso
61%
61%
0 reviews
#14
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#15
Veho
53%
53%
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 scanners tend to be cheaper than most other scanner brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. Plustek also have worse reviews than the typical scanner brand, with the average rating of a Plustek scanner being 58%.

No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$531
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,499
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price
$481
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,499
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.

5 stars
1
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Plustek has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its scanners than most other brands.

Over 80% of expert reviews for Plustek scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 92% across all scanner brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have Plustek Scanners Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Plustek scanners. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular scanner brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning scanners

Number of Awards Fujitsu Visioneer Epson
Trusted Reviews logo
1
1
alphr.com logo
1
PC Mag logo
1
tipa.com logo
1
Total
2
1
2

What is the Best Mid-Range Plustek Scanner?

Plustek Z300

$199.00
Adorama
Plustek Z300
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Plustek Z300
600 X
600
DPI

A great mid range choice, priced at $199 is the Plustek Z300, which has a Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
A4 / us lettermm max scan size (215.9x297.18mm)
48 input colour depths

A good value for money and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It supports colour scanning and has an A4 / us lettermm maximum scan size.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Z300 in the US is $199.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 80 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

A fully featured and low cost 7200 x 7200 DPI film / slide flat-bed scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a film scanning and supports colour scanning.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the OpticFilm 8100 in the US is $257.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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$299.00
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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?
What is the Best Mid-Range Plustek Scanner?
What is the Best Budget Choice Plustek Scanner?

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