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A Leader in Scanner Technology
Plustek, the Future in Scanning

Respected as the world's leading scanner manufacturer, Plustek manufactures and ships more than 100,000 scanners each month to satisfied buyers worldwide, reaching annual sales of over $50 million.
In business since 1986, Plustek began as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for many large companies, producing an innovative line of sheetfed and multifunction scanners. Through dedicated design innovation and strict quality manufacturing standards, Plustek has grown to become one of the largest OEM companies in the world.
In addition to the sales and support offices in the United States and Germany, Taiwan-based factories and offices provide affordable manufacturing and superior engineering. This allows Plustek to introduce dramatic new products to the market while continually reinventing the field of affordable quality color scanners.
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A Leader in Scanner Technology
Plustek Pioneers the Multifunctional Scanner
In 1994, Plustek introduced the revolutionary ScanFX, a multifunction device that allows faxing, copying, scanning, and OCR (optical character recognition) functions in a single compact unit. The ScanFX's innovative design earned Plustek several awards including BYTE magazine's prestigious 'Best of BYTE' award during Comdex/ Spring 1994. The ScanFX sparked immediate imitation by countless other manufacturers.
World Class Sheetfed Scanners
Plustek continued their tradition of innovation and manufacturing excellence with the release of the PageReader 800 and Spectra 1200/ Color 6000 series sheetfed scanners.
The world's smallest sheetfed scanner, the PageReader 800 offered the power of scanning on even the most crowded of desktops. The PageReader 800 received accolades from users around the world that included a special award of excellence from the government of Taiwan.
The Color 6000 sheetfed scanner was awarded Computer Life's 'Best of Everything' award and earned a five-star rating by the editors. The Color 6000 received high marks for its superior image quality as well as its remarkable degree of price and performance value.
Plustek Debuts World's First Parallel Port Flatbed Scanner
Not satisfied with being the top sheetfed scanner designer manufacturer, Plustek exploded onto the color flatbed scanner scene in the Spring of 1996 with a breakthrough product, the OpticPro 4800P.
The OpticPro 4800P eliminated the most frustrating drawback of flatbed scanners: the SCSI interface card. For the first time ever, users could simply plug the scanner into the computer's parallel port, then plug their printer into the scanner in daisy-chain fashion.
The OpticPro 4800P offered other sophisticated features such as single-pass scanning, a cold-cathode lamp, and up to 4800 dpi of scanning resolution. The included OCR and image-editing software were also made easy to use with Plustek's exclusive 'Action Manager.' The Action Manager allowed the OpticPro 4800P to perform any number of scanning, copying, or faxing utilities at a touch of a button.
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Plustek, the Future in Scanning
It's not enough to keep up with today's standards. All Plustek scanners are 100% TWAIN compliant, and they work with the most popular image-editing software and OCR applications---yet Plustek is constantly working to engineer tomorrow's solutions.
With the latest range of scanners, new features such as greater bit depth and optical resolution have been added to make Plustek's scanners capture colors and line detail with more accuracy. Other new models feature more scanning area to suit the demands of customers who require the added versatility that a large format scanner provides.
Praised worldwide, Plustek USA continues to surprise industry onlookers with their innovative ideas and breakthrough scanner technology. With a staff of over 400 people, including a highly sought-after team of top-level engineers, Plustek promises to exceed expectations from their customers and competitors.
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