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HP Scanjet 5590

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 reviews of HP Scanjet 5590. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews. People really like the design and price. Reviews are divided on the size, while some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 5590 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Scanjet 5590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of HP Scanjet 5590 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but the price and reliability get negative comments.

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reliability, price

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner L1910AHP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner L1910A

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Scanjet 5590

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 user reviews of HP Scanjet 5590 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback, but the design and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, size

reliability, design

48% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Scanjet 5590 Document ScannerHP Scanjet 5590 Document Scanner

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

HP Scanjet 5590 (Business)

 

The HP Scanjet 5590 is a good choice for basic office scanning, and even handles photos reasonably well, making it a good choice as an all-purpose scanner.

50-sheet, duplexing ADF and 35-mm transparency adaptor are standard. Handles OCR well. Better slide scan quality than most flatbeds.

No batch scanning. Transparency adaptor is external, rather than an integral part of the unit. Lacks feature for removing scratches or dust from image.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

HP Scanjet 5590

 

This pricey but proficient scanner includes an automatic document feeder that easily churns through stacks of documents.

The office-targeted HP 5590 is a good pick for OCR work, thanks to the proficient automatic document feeder that comes bundled.

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

HP Scanjet 5590

 

The HP Scanjet 5590 is a good choice for basic office scanning, but it also handles photos well enough to be a good choice as an all-purpose scanner.

Duplexing, 50-sheet ADF and 35-mm transparency adapter come standard. Handles OCR well. Better slide-scan quality than most flatbeds.

No batch scanning. Transparency adapter is an external rather than an integral part of the unit. Lacks feature for removing scratches or dust from image.

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Jul, 2004

Expert review by: James Dickinson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Hewlett-Packard Scanjet 5590

 

The Hewlett-Packard Scanjet 5590, predominantly aimed at home office or small businesses, offers a mixed set of results. For the rapid scanning of mon...

Lots of features, good monochrome document scanning, sheet feeder

Slow duplex scanning, visible banding with sheet fed scans, cleaning

The 5590 is a good scanner for office documents but less so for photos and film

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: rick (shopzilla.com)

very disappointed

 

doesnt work like it should

not capable of saving files

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Daniel L. (newegg.com)

Scanner Freezes

 

Liked the scanner functions it was supposed to handle. but a lousy product

Can't tel you of any pro's here

Scanner Freezes every time i scanned a document on auto document feeder and flatbed

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Scanner Freezes

 

Liked the scanner functions it was supposed to handle. but a lousy product

Can't tel you of any pro's here

Scanner Freezes every time i scanned a document on auto document feeder and flatbed

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Hugh S. (newegg.com)

Feeder Fail

 

Not happy with HP Replaced my all in one printer with Brother. Much better and quiet.

Sharp scan images

Multi page feeder does not work. Another HP fail!

May, 2014

Consumer review by: garry s. (newegg.com)

returning

 

well packaged and easy to install and set up. was able to determine file location for saving documents easily.

ADF (automatic document feeder) does not work. Jams easily. We could not get further than one sheet, did not scan two sided. Jammed every time it tried to scn second side. Essentially useless for desired purpose. I am returning today

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Jared R. (newegg.com)

Not a good buy

 

It scans.. sometimes.

It jams fairly often, the software looks like it was made in 1995, and the scan speed is TERRIBLE. I have time to go bake a potatoe by the time I can successfully scan 10 sheets without a jam.

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

High-quality scans at 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color - plus fast, easy operation from a duplexing automatic document feeder. Scans slides and negatives with included adapter. TWAIN drivers and document management software included. PRODUCT FEATURES: Unattended two-sided, multi-page scanning with included automatic document feeder; Scan up to 8 pages - or 4 images - per minute and preview scans in about 7 seconds; Scan, copy, print, e-mail, and more - many features available using one-touch buttons; Plug and play using Hi-Speed USB-compatible with USB 2.0 specifications; Scan and e-mail photos and documents - no slow downloads or large attachements; Scan documents with existing data management systems or included software; Choose copy quantity, settings, and more using convenient copy center buttons; High resolution scanning at 2400-dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color; Easy to learn and use software for graphic arts and digital photography projects.

Certificates

Certification:UL, EU LVD, EN 60950
Electromagnetic compatibility:EMC
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey
Display:
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF scanner / Flatbed Scanner
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.4in/19.2in/19.2in / 13.4in
Height:6.4in
Weight:12.6lbs/17.9lbs/7.5lbs
Width:13.4in/13.4in / 19.2in/19.2in

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):36
Power supply type:AC

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Belgium / Netherlands/United Kingdom
Localization:Dutch / French/English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner/5590p Digital Flatbed Scanner/7650 Document Flatbed Scanner
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 5 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 70

Other Features

Control panel:5 front-panel buttons (Copy, E-mail, File document, Scan document, Scan photo)
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.2 x 13.4 x 6.38
Document weight maximum (Auto document Feeder, imperial):24 lb
Document weight minimum (Auto Document Feeder, imperial):16 lb
Duplex ADF scanning:Y
Energy efficiency compliance:
Exifprint supported:2.2 / v 2.2
I/O ports:1 USB
Image formats supported:
Image scaling/enlargement range:10 - 2400% / 10 to 2000% in 1% increments
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H):19.2 x 13.4 x 6.38
Maximum scan area:8.5
Maximum scan area (ADF) (imperial):8.5 x 11.69 / 8.5 x 14
Maximum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):8.5 x 11.69 / 8.5 x 14
Media types supported:Paper (banner, inkjet, photo, plain), envelopes, labels, cards (greeting, index), 3-D objects, 35 mm slides and negatives (using transparent materials adapter), iron-on transfers\nLetter; legal; A4; custom
Media weight imperial (Auto Document Feeder):16 to 24 lb
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):6 x 4.5 (one-sided); 6 x 9 (two-sided)
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v 10.2: PowerPC G3, G4, G5, Intel Core processor; 128 MB RAM; 240 MB\nMac OS X v 10.5: PowerPC G4, G5 / Intel Core Processor; 512 MB RAM; 7 GB / Macintosh computer with built-in USB; 128 MB of physical RAM; Mac OS X v 10.2 and later; 250 MB disk space required to install; CD-ROM drive; 800 x 600 SVGA monitor; USB port
Network ready: / No
Number of cartons per pallet:8
Number of layers per pallet:4 / 6
Package dimensions (W x D x H):18.7 x 22.8 x 9.8 / 22.8 x 9.84 x 18.7
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.8 x 9.84 x 18.7
Package weight:17.8
Package weight (imperial):17.8
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):45.7 x 39.4 x 80.5 / 47.2 x 39.4 x 87.9
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):47.2 x 39.4 x 80.5 / 47.2 x 39.4 x 87.9
Pallet weight (imperial):618
Paper sizes supported (Auto Document Feeder):Legal, letter, A4, custom
Power Management:
Power Requirements:100 - 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3Hz)
Product dimensions when open (LxWxD):19.2
Quantity per pallet:40
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 40
Remote front panel software:Y
Safety:EU (IEC 60950 third edition compliant, Third-Party Safety Certification), North America (Nationally-Recognized Testing Laboratories), Poland (PCBC), Russia (GOST) / IEC 60950-1, CCC, GOST, BSMI, NOM
Scan input modes:Front-panel: Scan document, Scan photo, File documents, E-mail, Copy center; HP Photosmart software; user application via TWAIN; automatic document feeder; transparent materials adapter (scanning 35 mm negatives and slides)
Scan resolution enhanced disclaimer (short):The maximum dpi at which you can scan is limited by available computer memory, disk space, and other system factors.
Scan speed (4x6:24 sec / < 28 s
Scan speed (4x6, color photo):24 sec / < 28 s
Scan speed (auto document feed):8 ppm/4 ipm / Up to 12 ppm/6 ipm
Scan speed (black and white drawing):31 sec / < 31 s
Scan speed (OCR, A4):36 sec / < 48 s
Scan speed in preview mode:10 s / 6 Sec
Size:19.2
Transparency adapter: / Included\nSatellite; three slides or four 35 mm negative frames
TWAIN version:1.8
Weight:12.6 / 7.5
Weight (imperial):12.6

Other features

Pallet weight:601.9 / 617.3

Packaging Content

Bundled software:HP Photosmart software with HP Photosmart Share for Microsoft Windows (Windows 2000 support available as web download) and Macintosh, HP Scanjet 7650 Document ISIS/TWAIN (Windows only), QuickScan Pro demo for Windows, Adobe Photoshop Elements (for Windows and Macintosh), I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro (Windows only), ScanSoft PaperPort, NewSoft Presto! PageManager / HP Photosmart, I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro, NewSoft Presto! PageManager
Drivers included: Yes

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:60 - 90
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4 / A4, A5
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Legal: Yes
Letter: Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.27 x 14 / 8.5 x 11.7
Minimum scan area (ADF):3.5 x 5
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):3.5 x 5
Multi feed detection: No
Scanning media types supported:Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper / Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

Button functions:
Internal memory:1024
Light Source:
Processor frequency:1830
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:BMP, GIF, HTM, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF / BMP, HTM, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT / BMP, HTM, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT / GIF, HTM, PCX, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF
Scan technology:CCD
Scan to:E-mail, File, Image / File, Image
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (typical):36
Power supply type:AC

Scanner

Automatic Duplexing: Yes
Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload/Autoload / Manual load/Manual load/Manual load / Autoload
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 colors)/8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload/Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Bulk objects (such as books) / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Slides / Plain paper / Transparencies/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Bulk objects (such as books) / Film/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Document scanner/Flatbed scanner

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):8
Color scanning: Yes
Duplex scanning:No / Yes
Film scanning:No / Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):10 / 8
Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.27 x 11.7 / 8.5 x 11
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000, XP (Professional & Home Editions); Windows Vista; Mac OS X v 10.2 + / Microsoft Windows 2000, XP Professional / Home Edition, Windows Vista\nMac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2 +
Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:4096
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:1024
OS Required:Apple MacOS / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Apple MacOS X 10.1.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 / Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later/Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1.5
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.4
Height:3.27 / 6.38
Package weight:119 / 17.9
Weight:12.6 / 202.1 / 7.5
Width:19.2