Summary

Our Score

7/10

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Review Price £447.00

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

Verdict
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.

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