HP ScanJet Pro 3000 Review

Good: Scan to mobile devices, compact design, ultrasonic detection functionality.
Bad: Platen is not offered even as an option, Ethernet connectivity is not available.
Bottom Line: Affordable device for small-to-medium-sized businesses with moderate scanning needs.
Intended Users:
ScanJet Pro 3000 s3
Small, Medium
Speed Black:
Speed Color:

Product Overview

The ScanJet Pro 3000 s3 Sheet-Feed Scanner joins three other scanners that recently debuted in HP’s lineup. At $480, the ScanJet Pro 3000 scans at up to 35ppm (in both black and color) in simplex and up to 70ipm in duplex. It includes a 50-sheet automatic document feeder. The maximum scan size of the feeder is 8.5″ x 122″.

HP’s Instant-On Scanning feature allows users to scan documents without waiting for the scanner to warm up. The ScanJet Pro 3000 s3 also includes a 550MHz processor and 512MB of memory. Its daily duty cycle is 3,500 pages.

There is also a one-touch scanning button for creating custom workflows.

More information on this device is in our Features section below.

The HP ScanJet 3000 s3 Sheet-feed Scanner is ideal for small-to-medium-sized businesses with moderate scanning needs that requires a compact and efficient device.


Users can scan a variety of media, such as business cards, checks, pre-punched paper and freight bills, to name a few. The scanner also supports file formats, such as text, JPEG, PDF and TIFF.

USB connectivity is supported. HP offers an additional USB port as an option for wireless connectivity. Users can also send scans to email and to the cloud. They can also send scans to mobile device via the HP JetAdvantage Capture App.

Other scanning features include optical character recognition (OCR), auto-color detect, color dropout, hole punch removal, page straightening, background cleanup and PDF security.

Ultrasonic detection is supported.

Bundled software include HP Scan, HP Scanner Tools Utility, Nuance PaperPort, I.R.I.S. Readiris and I.R.I.S Cardiris.

The ScanJet Pro 3000 has a standard one-year limited warranty for replacement of the device. It includes phone and web support. Users can purchase a three-year onsite next-business day exchange warranty as an option.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?


HP doesn’t include a platen for the ScanJet Pro 3000, even as an option. Also, Ethernet connectivity is not available (however, users can purchase an additional USB port for wireless connectivity).


Hewlett-Packard (HP) has a motto of “engineering experience that amaze” and “reinventing everything”. It also believes in helping make people’s lives easier in work and play. It has a strong office equipment portfolio that not only includes printers, scanners and all-in-ones, but also desktop and laptop computers, tablets and business solutions. It also sells document management software, such as HP TeleForm and HP LiquidOffice.

HP’s products are typically sold on its site as well as in stores, such as Office Depot, Best Buy and Staples.

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