Plustek SmartOffice PS281 20PPM Simplex ADF Document Scanner - 641-BBM31-C

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Nice machine for a great price.

on 12/23/2008

Used in a paperless CPA office. This machine serves as my desktop scanner. We have a large xerox scanner for the rest of the office. It takes about the same space as my calculator. Easy to use and set up, although it took me a little while to figure out the software. Easy to use now that I know what I'm doing. It is TWAIN compliant and creates clear pdf files. I looked at other machines with better known names, but I'm glad I took the chance on this one.

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Product Overview

The Plustek SmartOffice PS281 is a compact, high-speed desktop scanning solution that converts your paper into digital files. Despite its small size, the PS281 offers high-speed scanning at rates up to 15 Pages Per Minute in simplex mode. And with an optical resolution of 600 dpi, you can be assured of capturing the highest quality image in Black & White, Grayscale or Color. The bottom line: the SmartOffice PS281 offers high performance, high-end features, and versatility at an affordable price. No matter what business you’re in, the PS281 is the smart way to manage your documents.


Manufacturer Plustek
Mfg Part# 641-BBM31-C
SKU 206181439
UPC 783064423656
UPC 14 00783064423656
Compare to simplex scanner- “Low price and high performance” & “Hard and embossed card scanning”
Scans directly to PDF with 600 dpi high resolution, Single Touch Buttons Function-easily set the customized functions.
Fits on the front-desk environment, 10.36” x 5.02” x 5.83’
High OCR (Optical Character Recognition) Rat
Tech Specs
Technology: Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Hardware Resolution: 600 X 600 dpi
Scan Modes Color: Input 48-bit; Output 24-bit
Grayscale: Input 16-bit; Output 8-bit
Black & White: 1-bit
ADF Feeder Capacity
50 sheets (A4/Letter, 70 g/m2 or 18 lb.), Max Thickness Under 5mm (or 0.2”)
20 sheets (Business Cards)
ADF Scanning Speed
15 Pages Per Minute (200 dpi, Grayscale mode, A4 Portrait)
Scan Area (W x L)
Maximum 216 x 356 mm (or 8.5” x 14”)
Minimum 13.2 x 13.2 mm (or 0.52” x 0.52”)
Acceptable Paper Sizes (W x L)
Maximum 220 x 356 mm (or 8.66” x 14”)
Minimum 50.8 x 50.8 mm (or 2” x 2”)
Acceptable Paper Weight for ADF
50 pages (70g/m2 Paper, Maximum Thickness Under 0.2 Inches)
20pages (Business Card)
Power Consumption
Operation: < 18 W
Idle: 7.2 watts
Environment Requirement
USB 2.0 High Speed
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