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HP Scanjet 5550c

HP Scanjet 5550c
alaScore 75

19 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of HP Scanjet 5550c. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Scanners for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the HP Scanjet 5550c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Richard Jantz (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP Scanjet 5550c

 

The HP Scanjet 5550c is made to order for small-office users who want to scan multiple-page documents. We don't see many small-office scanners that of...

High performance

Low quality photograph scans

With its zippy automatic document feeder, the HP Scanjet 5550c is well suited for steady OCR work, but getting the best image quality from photos requires some tweaking.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Richard Jantz (pcworld.com)

HP Scanjet 5550c

 

This USB 2.0 scanner includes a snappy automatic document feeder, but its image quality isn't great.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: Carole (very.co.uk)

HP everyday glossy paper

 

good quality paper but possibly could be a bit cheaper in price.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: crw (shopzilla.com)

ScanJet 5550c - only buy if the ADF meets your demands

 

Fast, good quality scans

Automatic Document Feeder has too many limitations

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: Doug (shopzilla.com)

HP 5550 Scanner

 

Obviously high quality and value

Drivers wouldn't work in Win98 until RAM <500 meg

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

HP ScanJet 5550C Flatbed Scanner

 

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

HP Scanjet 5550c 2400 x 2400dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner

 

The scanner ADF sometimes spazzes out. Read the online manual's procedure for clearing paper jams, as it works for clearing up most of the scanner's, "gee I don't want to feed any documents through right now," symptoms. Also, you should look into...

Sep, 2005

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

a mixed bag

 

I have no complaints about the speed. It is fast and does the job. But after a few batches, it started jamming consistently. I had to return it. Newegg's service is quite good. Better than Amzn. Getting a live person at Amzn is no easy task. But back...

Jul, 2005

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

HP Scanjet 5550c 2400 x 2400dpi 48bit USB Interface Flatbed Scanner

 

I've settled on this device for a "scanning to pdf" interface I've written in Access. This scanner works very well for me.

Jun, 2004

Product Specifications

The new HP ScanJet 5550c features top-of-the-line quality, performance and speed with up to 2,400 dpi optical resolution and 48-bit color. Both possess HP's exclusive dual sensor CCD technology which gives brilliant photo-quality results quicker for all scans from photos, documents, slides to 3D objects such as thick books. With a comprehensive HP photo and imaging software that offers quick and easy one-step access to all imaging functions for creative, editing and printing projects, customers get professional-quality results without compromising speed. The ScanJet 5550c offers a fast preview scan of 7 seconds and can transfer scan to computers 40 times faster with the USB 2.0 high speed connectivity, allowing quicker scan of images to websites, e-mails, printers and more with seven front-panel one-touch buttons. The ingenious horizontal design of the professional HP ScanJet 5550c allows for easier operations whilst saving precious desk space at the same time. It is capable of hands-free multi-page scanning with the automatic document feeder that can scan up to 35 pages at 8 pages per minute.

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Grey, White
Display:LCD
Scanner Type:Flatbed

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:34.3cm/34cm
Height:16cm
Weight:5.6kg/7.7kg
Width:48.8cm/49cm

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/Netherlands
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/Dutch / French/English/English / French
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:5550C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP ScanJet

Input capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:35

Miscellaneous

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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Dimensions (W x D x H):487.9 x 340.1 x 158.8
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):487.9 x 340.1 x 158.8
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, TIF
Image scaling/enlargement range:10 - 2000%
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Power PC\n150MB HDD
Network ready:N
Recommended humidity operating range:15 - 85
Scan speed (4x6, colour photo):28s
Scan speed (black and white drawing):31s
Scan speed (OCR, A4):48s
Scan speed in preview mode:7s
TWAIN version:1.8
Weight:5.6
Weight (imperial):12

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Scanning media types supported:Card stock, Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

Button functions:On, scan
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan file formats:BMP, DCX, HTM, JPG, PDF, RTF, TIFF, TXT
Scan to:E-mail
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:USB 2.0

Power

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

Scanner

Colour Depth:48-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Autoload/Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 colours)
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 297 mm/ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 297 mm
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):8
Colour scanning:Y
Duplex scanning:N
Film scanning:N
Gray scale levels:256
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:216 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:2400 x 2400

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows OS\nMac OS X v9.1+\nMac OS X v10.1+
Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS 9.1, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma
Minimum hard disk space:300
Minimum processor:Intel Pentium II/Celeron
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:CD-ROM\nSVGA 800x600\nUSB\nIE 5.0+
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS 9.1 or later / Apple MacOS X 10.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:340
Height :160
Weight:5600
Width:488