Best Graded Comic Book Scanner

Hey, there fellow comic book enthusiasts! Welcome to my humble blog where I'm going to share some of my scanning adventures, and hopefully, make you laugh a bit. Now, before you dive in, let me warn you, my writing skills may not be as impressive as Reed Richard's or Tony Stark's intellect, but I promise to keep it as entertaining as Deadpool's antics. Let's get started!

The Beginning

It all started back in 2013 when I received my first wave of CGC and CBCS-graded comics in the mail. Excited to scan and share them with the world, I used my trusty HP scanner on top of my printer. Little did I know, it was a disaster in the making. The image was fuzzier than the Beast's fur, unclear as Professor X's intentions, and cropped like Wolverine's sideburns. It was time to investigate.

Mistakes Were Made

After some research, I discovered the magic behind CCD (Charge Coupled Device) sensors built into scanners. I went on a scavenger hunt on eBay for an affordable scanner with a CCD sensor and settled on a massive, loud, and slow MICROTEK 9800XL with a USB port. The images were much better, but it was more cumbersome than Colossus in his metal form. I sold it to a local friend and comic artist and ended up having to buy another scanner from eBay. Rookie mistake.

Finally, The Perfect Scanner

After learning from my mistakes and returning some of my money from FedEx, I decided to find a brand-new, affordable CCD scanner. It took hours of research and YouTube vlogs, but I finally found the holy grail of scanners. The Plustek OpticPro A320E! This scanner is like Thor's hammer, it scans with almost no light bleeding or reflections. The blacks are as deep as the Abyss, and the colors pop like fireworks on the 4th of July. It's worth every penny of its under $600 price tag.


So there you have it, folks. My scanning journey from a fuzzy mess to picture-perfect quality. To summarize, the HP 8200 is a decent option for those on a tight budget. If you want something better, go for the MICROTEK 9800XL, but be prepared for its size and noise. And if you want the best of the best, go for the Plustek OpticPro A320E, it's a game-changer. Keep scanning and keep laughing, true believers!

Let's review the scanners I recommend:

Basic: HP 8200
Better: MICROTEK 9800XL
Best: Plustek OpticPro A320E ⬅️ BUY NOW

Happy scanning! 😃