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Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 5550c Flatbed Scanners

2 star rating
                      2 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00

  • Scanner TypeFlatbed Scanner
    InterfaceUSB 2.0
    Optical Resolution2400 dpi
    Max. Resolution (Hardware)2400 x 2400 dpi
    Max. Resolution (Interpolated)Up to 999,999 dpi
    PlatformPC, Mac
    Max. Color Depth48-bit Color
    Max. Gray Depth8-Bit (256 Gray Levels)
    Form FactorDesktop
    Scan Element TypeCCD
    Input TypeColor
    Special FeaturesOCR Capability
    Control Panel ButtonsScan • Copy • Power Save • E-mail • Cancel • Scan to WEB
    Scaling2000% to 10%
    Automatic Document Feeder Capacity 35 Pages
    Preview Speed7 Sec
    Supported Media TypeBusiness Cards • Envelopes • Plain Paper • Bulk Objects (Books, etc.) • 3D Objects • 35 mm Film • 35 mm Slides • Negatives • Slides
    Media Loading MethodManual Load • Automatic Document Feeder
    Max. Supported Media Size 216 x 297 mm
    Operating SystemApple MacOS 9 • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition • Microsoft Windows XP Home • Microsoft Windows XP Professional • Apple MacOS X
    Width19.21 in.
    Depth13.39 in.
    Height6.25 in.
    Weight12 lb.
    Warranty1 Year
    Product ID27367317

Product Description

  • Optical resolution 2400 dpi
  • 48-bit color
  • Automatic document feeder
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connections

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    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by bcoats a Casual

    Date Reviewed: November 14, 2004

    Strengths:    High quality even at low dpi. Fast - four seconds scan time for 100 dpi. This does not include software startup and file save time which totals 25-30 seconds start to finish.

    Weaknesses:    System service fails occasionally which causes the scanner buttons not to respond. Service shows running but a restart of the service re-enables the buttons.

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased the scanner for invoice scanning in our AP department. The quality is great and the speed is good as well. There was a disappointment that it would not scan multiple documents from the ADF. Everything in the tray is scanned to one .pdf, .rtf, or .htm. It will prompt for more pages from glass scans but not from the ADF. The ADF also doubles the scan time but is nice for multi-page documents.

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    Price Paid:    $299.00

    Purchased At:   InfoTech

    Similar Products Used:   Visioneer 6100; HP 5500c

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Christopher Walkey a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Fast, high quality scans

    Weaknesses:    Automatic Document Feeder cannot create a separate scan for each document and can only save to .pdf, .rtf and .htm file formats.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a fast scanner and works as described, the scans look fine. However, I bought it for the Automatic Document Feeder to archive business records. Unfortunately, it cannot create a separate scan for each document that goes through the feeder, it can only create a multiple page scan containing ALL the documents stacked in the ADF. And it can only save those multiple page scans as .pdf or .rtf or .htm files. This is a serious drawback if you want to create separate scans of a group of unrelated documents. For that you must still place each document on the glass separately, defeating the purpose of the Automatic Document Feeder.

    Another oddity is that the scanner comes with PaperPort 7.0 LE software. However it cannot scan directly to the .max (Paperports native file type.) Though can send the scan directly to Paperport you will not be able to edit it. For editing you must send the scan to a file and then import it into Paperport.

    My final ratings are a little problematic. If you are only planning on creating multiple page scans from the Automatic Document Feeder and are content that they only can be saved as .pdf, .rtf or .htm files then this is a five star scanner. And if you only want to use PaperPort as a filing cabinet you will also be fine with this scanner. But for me the considerable extra cost of the Automatic Document Feeder is a total loss, so my Benefit/Cost rating is the lowest possible. If you can accept the limitations of the ADF then this is a fine scanner. Otherwise you should look elsewhere or consider purchasing a less expensive scanner without an Automatic Document Feeder.

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    Price Paid:    $299.00

    Purchased At:   CompUSA

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