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HP Scanjet N6310 - Performance and Verdict

By Simon Williams



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Scan speed is not as important in a dedicated scanner like HP's ScanJet 6310 as print speed is with the printer, but it can still be a factor if you intend to use the machine for converting paper records to electronic ones. HP quotes a speed of six images per minute, but we think you could get more than that out of a simple 200ppi page scan, as we managed this in around seven seconds.

HP Scanjet N6310 - Open

Scan times in general will depend on how often you’re scanning. If the scanning lamp is up to heat, it’ll take half a minute or so to scan and OCR a 300dpi page or to scan five, 200dpi pages from the ADF for archival. If starting from cold, though, it can take 30s more before the first scan starts.

Gratings on the AI target weren’t as clean as from, for example, the [linkout: http://www.trustedreviews.com/epson-perfection-v330-photo_Peripheral_review Epson Perfection V330], though colour representation was more neutral in the colour target and the test photo. When it came to the transparency target though, scanned at the top resolution of 2,400ppi, we noticed a similar blue tinge to the image as we saw from the HP Scanjet G2710. Overall, scan quality is good, more than ample for the kind of work to which it will typically be put.

HP Scanjet N6310 - TA


This is a pretty effective business scanner, which can handle single or duplex pages for archival, but still has the resolution necessary to cope with transparencies and negatives. Because of its traditional, cold cathode/CCD scan engine, it can take a bit longer to get going than CIS devices, but the quality of the scans is also better than most, so it’s a fair trade-off.


September 28, 2015, 4:24 am

I have this scanner and it seems like it would work fine if the damn scanning software was worth a damn. First of all, if you want to scan directly into an application like acrobat and choose to show the native interface, the scanner always scans in color. Then in the interface where the scans show up there is no easy way to change it to greyscale or black and white without selecting every single damn page and changing the setting for each one. There is no way to select all the pages at once and change the setting. This is UNACCEPTABLE if the document is any large than maybe five pages and even then. WTF HP, I knew you became a crap company after so many years, but WTH. Don't your software programmers ever test anything or get feedback from trials?

If that weren't enough, if you try to solve the issue by hiding the native interface while scanning from adobe's dialogue the G*Damn scan won't work at all 50% of the time, especially if you have a document with more than 5 pages. When you do this, it will appear that the scan is sort of going ok, until the scanner gets done with the last page. Then it refuses to autosend the scans to the program and sits there. If you click on the adobe interface, you get a ping like as if there's a modal dialogue behind the adobe screen and you are at that point screwed. You have to kill the scan driver in task manager as well as acrobat. BTW, the other advantage of hiding HP's crappy interface is the only way to scan in greyscale or black and white as chosen in the acrobat dialogue. Additionally, the horrible HP interface setup dialogue gives no easy way to change between single sided and double sided prior to the scan. You have to set it up ahead of time!!!!

Overall these problems make the damn scanner next to useless. My old epson multipage scanner was vastly superior except it didn't do duplex.

BTW, HP's support is USELESS, they blame the adobe software and refuse to acknowledge their scanning software issues. They further refuse to return it and just direct me back to the place I got it.

I'm really, really pissed. I've spent 1000% more time than I should have to trying everything to get their crap to work.

I've even tried find third party interfaces without a hell of a lot of luck.

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