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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 are impressed by the design. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the size, while many are less positive 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 really like the usability, but there are some negative comments about the price and reliability.

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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

Aug, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price also gets good reviews, but the design and reliability get critical 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

Aug, 2017

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

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

Consumer review by: Anonymous (ebuyer.com)

Be afraid...

 

It's rare that I am inclined to write a review in a forum like this, but with this scanner I feel it is only fair to warn others!

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Nigel Saunders (ebuyer.com)

Excellent value for an A4 duplex scanner

 

This scanner is excellent value. It has an automatic document feeder that scans one or both sides of paper up to A4 size. There is confusion about paper sizes in some of the comments. This is because you cannot automatically scan both sides of the...

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Dazzler (reevoo.com)

HP ScanJet 5590P

 

Easy to connect, good design, configuration is good and easy to disable users on your network accessing the network. Fast connection (up to 24Mbps) depending on your area - we've got 20Mbps through PlusNet

Multiple wireless devices like iphones, macs, etc. keep dropping out

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

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 / Min Focus Range50 cm /Macro Focus Range-15cm
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Grey
Display:
Scanner Type:Flatbed / Flatbed & ADF

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:34cm/48.8cm
Height:16.2cm/8.3cm
Weight:3.4kg/5.7kg/8.1kg
Width:34cm/48.8cm

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia/Belgium / Canada / France / Luxembourg / Netherlands / Switzerland/Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden/Europe/Switzerland/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish / Finnish / Norwegian / Swedish/Dutch / English / 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 temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 70

Other features

Control panel:5 front-panel buttons (Copy, E-mail, File document, Scan document, Scan photo)
Dimensions (WxDxH):488 x 340 x 162
Document weight maximum (Auto document Feeder, imperial):24 lb
Document weight minimum (Auto Document Feeder, imperial):16 lb
Duplex ADF scanning:Y
Energy efficiency class:
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):488 x 340 x 162
Maximum scan area:21.6 / 215.9
Maximum scan area (ADF) (imperial):8.5 x 11.69 / 8.5 x 14
Maximum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):215.9 x 355.6 / 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: / N / No
Number of cartons per pallet:8
Number of layers per pallet:4 / 6
Package dimensions (W x D x H):475 x 579.1 x 248.9 / 579.9 x 249.9 x 476
Package dimensions (WxDxH):580 x 250 x 476
Package weight:17.8 / 8.07
Package weight (imperial):17.8
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):1160 x 1000 x 2043.5 / 1200 x 1000 x 2232
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1198.9 x 1000.8 x 2044.7 / 1198.9 x 1000.8 x 2232.7
Pallet weight:273 / 280
Pallet weight (imperial):280.3
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):48.8 / 487.9
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 (long):PCL 6, PostScript 3, PPDS
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, colour 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:48.8 / 487.9
Transparency adapter: / Included\nSatellite; three slides or four 35 mm negative frames
TWAIN version:1.8
Weight:12.6 / 3.4
Weight (imperial):12.6

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:Y / 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:Y / Yes
Letter:Y / Yes
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum scan area (ADF):210 x 356 / 216 x 297
Minimum scan area (ADF):89 x 127
Multi feed detection:N / 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 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
Colour Depth:48-bit colour
Document Feeder Type:Autoload/Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:8-bit (256 colours)/8-bit (256 grey levels)
Input Type:Colour
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Max Supported Document Size:216 x 297 mm/216 x 356 mm/ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)/Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Max Supported Media Size:216 x 297 mm/216 x 356 mm/ANSI A (Letter) (216 x 279 mm)/Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload/Autoload / Manual load/Manual load
Supported Document Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Slides/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Bulk objects (such as books) / Film / Plain paper / Transparencies/Film / Plain paper / Slides/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies
Type:Document scanner/Flatbed scanner

Scanning

ADF scan speed (b/w, A4):8
Colour scanning:Y / Yes
Duplex scanning:N / No / Y / Yes
Film scanning:N / No / Y / Yes
Flatbed scan speed (b/w, A4):10 / 8
Gray scale levels:256
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:210 x 297 / 216 x 279
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:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Minimum hard disk space:4096
Minimum processor:800 MHz
Minimum RAM:1024
Minimum system requirements:TCO 03/TCO 99, TÜV/Ergonomics, TÜV/ GS,\nFCC Class B, ISO 13406-2, VCCI, CB Report,\nCE, C-Tick, BSMI, Fimko, GOST, CSA, CCC
USB required:Y / 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 / Y / Yes

System Requirements

OS Required: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 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional/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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:34 / 340
Height :16.2 / 162 / 8.3 / 83
Package weight:54 / 54000 / 8.1 / 8100
Weight:3.4 / 5.73 / 5730
Width:48.8 / 488