HP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner
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HP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner


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UPC: 829160198705   Part: L1910A#B1H


  • 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.


Two-sided, multi-page scans

  • 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 attachments

Easy document management

  • Scan documents with existing data management systems or included software
  • Choose copy quantity, settings and more using convenient copy center buttons

Professional results

  • 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

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  • 2400 x 2400 dpi

Control panel

  • 5 front-panel buttons (Copy, E-mail, File document, Scan document, Scan photo)

Bit depth

  • 48-bit

Maximum document scan size

  • 8.5 x 14 in

Scannable media types

  • 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

Input type

  • Flatbed, ADF

Auto document feeder

  • Standard, 50 sheets


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  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0


  • 19.21 x 13.39 x 6.38 in


  • 12.6 lb

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 ready. For more information go to http://www.hp.com/go/Windows7. Some features may not be available. Windows Vista®, Windows® XP, Windows® XP x64, Windows® 2000, Mac OS X v10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6

Energy star

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner

Rated 5 out of 5 by HP Scanner 5590 This scanner is exceptionally easy to use, especially under Windows XP. My recent upgrade to Vista Home Premier caused a few problems, but they were easily fixed by using the update at HP Support. I have used this scanner for a little over 1-year and have scanned many items into PDF format. I found this to be very quick and easy to make digital copies of my many newsletters so that I can keep them for reference. I am hoping to start scanning my many slides as this will help me show them to my family and friends. The slide accessibility is fantastic. April 19, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5 by HP Scanjet 5590 Digital Flatbed Scanner Overall good product. Nice feature which allows automatic double sided scanning of large quantities of documents. This saves a huge amount of time. Feed seems pretty robust with only 1 jam after 500 various pages of use. I would recommend this scanner. For the price, it has superior features. April 19, 2007
Rated 2 out of 5 by A Qualified OK I'm using the Commercial TWAIN driver supplied on the install disk to facilitate commands issued by our VAR to the scanner. The driver has no facility to handle document jams from the feeder and just hangs when this occurs. The feeder is ok for beautifully flat 8.5x11 docs but if there's anything wrong with the original (bent corner, fold) the feeder will easilly jam if you don't stand there and guide in the document. I'm not happy with the feeder's ability to pull in documents and keep them correctly aligned (documents 'cock' sideways slightly more often then not). I think the reason for this is that HP uses only one roller to pull the documents in and that allows the paper to twist. Also, the paper path (where the paper passes to get scanned) gets dirty easilly and is not all that easy to clean. Also (and this is on 3 5590s), the scan tube will occasionally "hang" in that it doesn't seem to see that it has returned to the 'home' position. We need to cycle the power on the scanner to reset it. In conclusion, the images are OK, but if you're buying this scanner for multiple page, industrial grade document feeding, look elsewhere. The feeder hardware/software just do not cut it. April 19, 2007
Rated 5 out of 5 by A good value I have been using this scanner for two years, and have yet to find a better price/performance value in the marketplace. It has the usual HP quality, both in design and construction. And, the operating features are beyond comparison with most of the competitive products that I've seen. The Automatic Document Feeder allows me to set up a multi-page document for transmission, via e-mail or Fax, with a set and forget attitude. I know that when I return, the document will have been sent off, without a hitch. Good Job HP. April 19, 2007
Rated 3 out of 5 by HP 5590 I had some trouble installing the scanner some of the instructions were not as clear as at least I need.......and it was confusing about the fact that if I had my printer/scan/copy machine installed the new scanner could not be activated....... Some of the features I have never been able to figure out as it crashes........luckily they are not things I need that much so it does not matter to me.......not sure if it is the instructions again or the Apple laptop,,,,,,,,by and large it does a great job with slides even making the images clearer when very old.......had a lot of trouble with the negatives though.........to me the instructions on the difference between doing negatives and slides was not very clear.......I am one who needs specific instructions.....the free class you had on line was a big help and I intend to eventually take another one........ It would be nice if when you are doing slides that once you set it up it did not have to be reset every time.......of course this could be the case on a more expensive model but it seems to me it should be a given on all machines..... SAM April 19, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5 by HP Scanjet 5590 This is a good machine. It is light, quick, inexpensive, and produces good scans. The TWAIN interface works well - I've never used the packaged software - I can scan directly from the applications - Acrobat, WinFax, Office, ReadIris pro (and OCR program). The feeder workes well (especially the de-skew feature that most software support). My only complaint is general, since I have an 8200 Photojet and a 2550N LaserJet printer - THERE IS TOO LITTLE CONTROL ON WHAT GETS INSTALLED. It took longer to install the scanner ahd photojet software that any other program I've installed! Then there are way too many background tasks using up CPU cycles. Worse - once I figure out what I don't want to keep installed, there is very little choice in eliminating the unwanted software. A de-install / complete re-install doesn't help because there are few controlable install options. Where it gets installed should be controllable - which it is on some things but not others. Technical help was helpful, but they were as mistified by the laserjet printer status software package as I was - and it had conflicts with other processes that drug my machine to a crawl. These issues can all be addressed - which is why I'm taking the time to send this. The hardware works great!. April 19, 2007
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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features

Automatic document feeder

Allows multiple pages to be copied or scanned at one time

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