The 3 best HP Document Scanners you can buy in 2020

Today we are trying to find the best HP document scanner you can currently get

HP is one of the oldest scanner scanner manufacturers in the world, so basically any HP scanner that you will buy will get the job done. However there are better HP scanners and worse and we went out to find the best ones

We compared them in terms of reliability, in terms of specifications and in terms of value for money. Here is our definitive list of the best HP document scanners that you can buy.
The 3 best HP Document Scanners you can buy in 2020
ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice
Our choice

HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1

HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Hi-Speed USB 2.0306050 sheets2000 sheetsClick for more info

HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3

HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.SuperSpeed USB 3.0, USB 2.0357050 sheets3500 sheetsClick for more info

Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1

Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Hi-Speed USB 2.0204050 sheets1500 sheetsClick for more info


Let’s have a look at each product in particular.

HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1

HP Scanjet Pro 2000 S1
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Hi-Speed USB 2.0306050 sheets2000 sheetsClick for more info
The first HP Document Scanner, the HP Scanjet Pro 2000 Si is a very interesting A4 scanner that the manufacturer currently offers. We have reviewed it in other articles also, and if you don’t know much about it, we’ll bring you all the facts.

Let’s start with the scanning speed. It offers a pretty low scanning speed, at 30 pages per minute when you use it in simplex. If you enable the duplex scanning, which this scanner has, it should deliver 60 images every minute.

This image scanner can scan your color images at a resolution of 600 dpi and a 24-bit external color depth

The daily duty cycle is limited to around 2000 sheets every day. Yes, there are scanners out there with a higher recommended volume, but considering the speed and the ADF size, I think it should be enough.

Speaking of the ADF capacity, this ADF scanner will hold around 50 sheets. Now, I must warn you, these are sheets with an standard thickness. The higher the thickness the lower the volume of pages it will hold.

The consumables estimated life should be anywhere around 100.000 pages. This means that you might go a bit below that or even beyond that volume, before the rollers start letting go.

Besides the usual features you would expect, such as automatic cropping and automatic color detection which are included, there are some which are missing.

For example the automatic rotation and the blank page detection. Both are not available with this scanner, although they are useful most of the times.

HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3

HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.SuperSpeed USB 3.0, USB 2.0357050 sheets3500 sheetsClick for more info
Another scanner from the ScanJet range is the HP Scanjet Pro 3000 S3. This scanner is a bit more expensive than the previous scanner we mentioned. But it’s also a bit more improved.

Let’s start with the scan speed measured at 35 pages per minute. Total number of images should be around 70 every 60 seconds. Actual processing speeds may vary depending on scan resolution, USB port on your PC and your system performance.

The capcity of the automatic document feeder adf tray is identical to the 2000 Si, and that is around 50 A4 sheets. Up to this point, the differences are rather small. The scan size is up to A4 for both scanners.

The connectivity is not that different either, although this scanner is fitted with a USB 3.0 instead of the classic 2.0 which is a bit slower when you transfer files.

There are more common elements with these two HP Document Scanners. While both have automatic cropping and auto color detection as standard, I still can’t understand why they are missing other key features.

For example Multi Stream. As you already know, the multi stream feature really helps when you want to have 2 separate color settings during a single batch. This way, in the end you would get 2 separate folders, for example one in color and one in grayscale.

The HP scanning software bundle with this scanner consits of: I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro OCR, HP Scan, HP EveryPage. The scanner is energy star certified so the power adapter consumtion is minimal. This HP document scanner comes with a 3-year limited warranty. We also wrote a separate review of this scanner which people have found helpful, you can find a lot more product information and our opinion on it.

Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1

ProductFormatScanning areaConnectivitySheets per minuteImages per minuteADF SizeDaily Duty CyclePrice

Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1

Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1
A48.5 in. x 11.7 in.Hi-Speed USB 2.0204050 sheets1500 sheetsClick for more info
This A4 model, the HP Scanjet Pro 2500 f1 flatbed adf is a scanner produced by HP inc. which I think will prove very useful in day to day life. Don’t imagine high performances though.

The Scanjet Pro 2500 f1 flatbed scanner is an entry level document scanner. It has a scanning speed of 20 ppm in simplex and 40 ipm in duplex mode, so really slow. Don’t forget that with document scanners, the actual speed varies depending on scan resolution, network conditions and computer performance. At least the auto document feeder size is 50 pages, so this has not been reduced. The optical resolution of this HP Document scanner is 600 DPI which makes it a decent photo scanner and like most office products, you connect it to your PC or Mac through a USB cable.

The feed rollers on this HP Document Scanner will be replaced more or less every 100.000 pages. Depending of course on the type of paper you will scan. This includes the thickness for example, the thicker the documents the greater the usage of the rollers.

Speaking of the media thickness that this document flatbed scanner should accept, it is around 16 to 28lb, which does not give you much in terms of variety. Practically you should stick to scanning basic paper documents on the ADF. It being a flatbed scanner, you can place all media types on the scanning glass: envelopes, labels, cards, all the materials can go on it too like banner, plain paper, evelopes or photos. If an HP officejet can print it then this HP scanner can scan it. We recommend using the flatbed unit for scanning photos.

Two settings for enhancing the digital files that this scanning device offers, which are missing on some HP scanners are the automatic rotation and the blank page detection. The automatic rotation is great to have, so you don’t have to start manually arranging portrait or landscape documents.

The blank page detection will identify any empty blank pages, and can remove them automatically if you select this type of setting. The scan software included in the box with this scanner is: HP Scan, HP Scanner Tools Utility, HP Event (Button) Handler, HP Windows Installer, I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro, I.R.I.S. Cardiris, Nuance PaperPort, LPDF. You get everything from OCR to a bit of document management in the package. It is also compatible with the fun HP Scan and Capture app.

If you want an HP sheetfeed scanner with a network connection, there are hp flatbed scanners which offer that and you can have a look at the HP Scanjet Pro 4500 fn1 network scanner and if you need a seriously powerful version, then either the HP scanjet enterprise flow n9120 FN2 document scanner, the hp digital sender flow 8500 fn2 document capture workstation.


Which of the 3 is the best HP scanner?

To get a better understanding which of these 3 scanners is the best one, let’s analyze each separately. The Scanjet Pro 2000 Si is the cheapest of the 3 scanners. With the good purchase price comes a small form factor and really good reviews. I wish it had a bit more features, such as automatic rotation or blank page removal. But overall it’s a really nice piece of kit, we like it.

The second one is the HP ScanJet Pro 3000 S3. This model is more expensive than the 2000 SI model, but its features are not significantly better. I would not even say it’s an upgrade over the other scanner. And considering the price difference is not small, I would probably stay away from this one.

The last one, the Hp Scanjet Pro 2500 f1 is a very interesting proposition. It sits somewhere in the middle price wise, but it has a very interesting feature that the others are missing. The flatbed unit really helps to scan documents that won’t pass through the ADF automatically.

All in all, we would get the Scanjet PRO 2000 SI. It has a really good price, decent features and really good reviews. What do you think, do you agree with us and that this is the best HP scanner?

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