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The Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanner with its convenient ADF automatic document feeder and automatic duplexing capabilities, providing good scanning quality, will provide your office with a cost-effective document digitization solution.
The Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanner is a very compact desktop design with a very slim (263 x 128 x 148 mm) size, weighing in at 1.7kg. This scanner uses CIS (Contact Image Sensor) technology for automatic two-sided scanning, supports scanning with up to 600 dpi optical resolution, 24-bit color depth.
When used, the user must turn on the top cover to turn it into an automatic feeder and attach the front feeder. At this time, the total depth of the machine can be up to 50cm should be pretty much the layout of your desk.
The automatic document feeder (ADF) tray can hold 50 sheets of 70g / m2, supporting up to A4 size paper with a variety of papers weighing 50 – 105g / m2, Whether the thickness up to 5mm. The control panel of the PS288 is very simple, with just two preset configuration buttons (with nine scan options included) and a Scan button for scanning.
Transparent plastic, transparent, removable tray. According to Plustek, the SmartOffice PS288 scanner is capable of handling up to 1,500 copies per day. The Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanner also supports scanning of documents up to 1.3m in length.
Plustek SmartOffice PS288 comes with two internal light sources, which automatically scans two documents simultaneously.
On the back of the machine, the on / off power button has a power port (24V adapter included) and a USB 2.0 port to connect to the computer.
In the test, Test Lab can easily scan thick documents such as business cards, postcards, magazine covers and even ATM cards.
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The TWAIN driver comes with the Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanner supporting Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 operating systems, but no Mac version. Plustek also offers a Button Configuration utility that allows users to configure up to nine presets (Scan to PDF, Scan to file, email, network share, copy …) and optionally scan directly with the control button on the machine. This add-on can run in the background after installation, making Test Lab easy to change almost anything you need to scan, such as scanned documents, scan resolution, scan mode and applications. Open images or documents after scanning. In particular, this utility also allows Test Lab to option of automatic duplexing.
In addition, the Plustek SmartOffice PS288 also comes with a comprehensive software package including Plustek DI Capture, NewSoft Presto! PageManager 7.10 for managing scanned documents, Hotcard BizCard Finder 3.0 for managing business card information and ABBYY FineReader 9.0 software. Sprint provides optical character recognition (OCR) scanning from scanned documents.
Testing multi-page document scans, Test Lab found that the machine can save a multi-page PDF file is very convenient to store. In terms of visual quality, the Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanners scored very well. The machine supports document scanning in monochrome, grayscale and color modes.
At the standard resolution of 200 dpi, monochrome documents are relatively clear text quality, easy to read, but there is still phenomenon the word be “broken”. This is also common in most other models when scanning at low resolution. However, by raising the resolution to a maximum of 600 dpi this phenomenon is almost completely overcome. In return, the scan speed will be slower. Scanned graphics at 600dpi resolution also produce good quality, sharp detail and no grain break. In addition, Test Lab found that the color of the scan from Plustek SmartOffice PS288 was a bit darker and brighter than the original.
The Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanner achieves high overall speed in tests at Test Lab. It takes less than 8 seconds to scan a single page of text with a standard resolution of 200 dpi. Particularly, single-sided and double-sided scanning in the same test, using two simultaneous light sources, can simultaneously scan both sides of the paper as the document passes. This is also a very useful feature when your office needs to scan a large number of double-sided documents, which significantly saves scanning time. 10 x 15cm color photos and A4 scans at the highest resolution of 600 dpi take 25 seconds and 39 seconds respectively to complete. While the time to scan business cards and ATM cards is the same 17 seconds.
During testing, Test Lab found the machine to be very quiet and does not show any jams, especially for thick documents such as business cards, ID cards or ATM cards.
In general, with its automatic duplexing capability, good scan quality and easy-to-use software package, the Plustek SmartOffice PS288 scanners meet the needs of scanning and storing all types of documents for office users.