Plustek Wins Computer Shopper's Best Buy Award

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Award-winning formula of performance and value for money

Plustek Technology Inc. (http://plustek.com/uk/), a manufacturer of consumer, prosumer and professional imaging devices, is delighted to announce that its film scanners have been recognised by Computer Shopper magazine (May 2012 issue) as best in class.

Plustek’s OpticFilm range of film scanners are the ideal solution for digitising 35mm slides and negatives. Designed for shutterbugs looking to digitise their cherished photographs, the scanners are perfect for producing high quality images on a computer for archiving, printing, enlarging, and sharing with friends and family.

Computer Shopper agreed: “With a massive 7,200dpi resolution and excellent picture quality, they still represent £200 well spent if you need to achieve the best results.” Shooping Lin, Sales Director, Plustek UK said: “The quality of our scanners speak for themselves. They are very capable, offering great sharpness and accurate colour scanning at a fantastic price.”

OpticFilm 8100, OpticFilm 8200i SE and OpticFilm 8200i Ai

Plustek recently expanded its range of award-winning film scanners with the OpticFilm 8100, OpticFilm 8200i SE and OpticFilm 8200i Ai, making high-quality film scanning easier and more powerful.

The new OpticFilm range comprises three dedicated and versatile film scanners for scanning 35mm slides and negatives. Designed for professional photographers, graphic designers, digital content producers and home enthusiasts, the OpticFilm 8100, OpticFilm 8200i SE and OpticFilm 8200i Ai are ideal for producing high quality images for magazines, photo enlargements, brochures, Web pages, as well as photo albums to share with friends on the Internet.

The main improvements over current Plustek OpticFilm scanners include an internal redesign and enhanced light source, helping to improve colour rendering while using less power. Native 64-bit hardware and software is also supported for better performance.

All three scanners are bundled with the latest version of LaserSoft Imaging’s acclaimed scanning software - SilverFast 8. A new graphical user interface reduces the learning curve and the preview mode allows users to immediately see the results of any adjustments made, including the results of complex functions. The flagship OpticFilm 8200i Ai adds further software features including editable scanning profiles, support for layers and masks, 16-bit histogram support and automatic IT8 calibration.

The new WorkflowPilot guides users through all scanning and processing steps and SilverFast’s Multi-Exposure feature is especially effective for increasing the dynamic range, adding more shadow details and eliminating noise. SilverFast’s NegaFix, now with over 120 profiles for negative film, guarantees best results when converting negatives into brilliant positives. SilverFast 8 now also supports multi-tasking.

Pricing and availability

The OpticFilm 8100 is available for £219.99, the OpticFilm 8200i SE for £299.99, and the OpticFilm 8200i Ai for £439.99. All prices are RRP and include VAT. Plustek OpticFilm scanners are distributed in the UK by Intro 2020 and are available from most good photographic retailers.  Visit www.intro2020.co.uk for full details.