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 6,800 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 $463.
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.
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.
All scanner Brands
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 74%.
The average review score for a Plustek scanner is 74%.
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
Price Distribution of All Scanners
No. Of Scanners
Average Price $463
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 has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its scanners than most other brands.
Over 73% of expert reviews and 78% of user reviews for Plustek scanners are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 80% 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Plustek Scanners Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 9 industry awards for Plustek scanners. This means that Plustek has more awards for its scanners than any other brand. 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 more awards for its scanners than any other brand.
We checked over 6,800 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Plustek scanners. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 65% were positive. Therefore the majority of Plustek scanner owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
65% 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:
seems solidly built
because it's nicely built
it seems to be a robust piece of equipment
feels pretty sturdy
offering a less robust
documents without damaging any valuable item
For example the film holder supplied feels very fragile
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 75.
Features We Love:
Supports colour scanning
Multi feed detection
48 input colour depths
Big auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity (100 sheets)
A classic and fully featured 600 x 600 DPI sheetfed / adf flat-bed scanner. It has a duplex scanning and a multi feed detection and supports colour scanning.
Value for Money
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.
A maximum scan size and award winning 7200 x 7200 DPI film / slide flat-bed scanner, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a duplex scanning and a film scanning and supports colour scanning. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's good for scanning slides, good-looking and very easy to use.
248 Reviews + 2 Awards
Value for Money
Customers report that Plustek OpticFilm 8100 has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this flat-bed scanner to others.
Photokina 2012 Interview / Standrundgang bei Plustek mit OpticFilm 120/8100/8200i SE/8200i Ai
Review Plustek OpticFilm 8100-35mm Negative Film/Slide Scanner with 7200 DPI and 48-bit Output. Bun
The cheapest price that we could find for the OpticFilm 8100 in the US is $349.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.