HP ScanJet G4050 Scanner

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Item # 901-G4050
  Model # L1957A B1H
69% of respondents would recommend this
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HP ScanJet G4050 Scanner
$219.99 /Each
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  • Scanner Type: Flatbed
  • Brand: HP
Superior 6-color accuracy and 96-bit scanning for excellent photo reproduction; preserves documents digitally with archival-quality output
  • Remove dust and scratches from photos, slides, and negatives; included software lets you edit text from scanned documents like magazine articles and letters
  • Preview scans in as little as 8.5 seconds
  • 8-1/2x12-5/16" maximum scan size
  • 4-button control allows you to scan prints, scan slides and negatives, copy or e-mail
  • Get surprisingly realistic scans of 3-D items like books
  • Built-in adapter lets you scan up to 16 slides or 30 negatives at once, then save as separate files
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Compatible with Windows® 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP Home, XP Professional, XP Professional x64; Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4 (or higher)
  • Got a question? Give us a call and we'll help! Call 1-800-789-1331.
Technical Information Bit Depth : 96 bit Color Maximum Document Size : 8.5" x 12.24"
Maximum Scan Speed : 4.61 ppm
Product Information Scanner Type : Flatbed Scan Resolution : 4800 dpi
Physical Characteristics Dimensions : 4.25" Height x 12" Width x 20" Depth
Media Types & Handling Media Type : Transparency
Interfaces/Ports Ports : 1 x 2.0 USB
Camera Image Sensor : CCD
Warranty Standard Warranty : 1 Year Limited
Miscellaneous Country of Origin : CHN Brand : HP
Weight Weight : 15.20 lbs. per Each

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Just Installed

By Finney County Public Library

from Garden City, KS

Verified Buyer

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

We just installed this scanner for public use and have not had any issues so far.


Makes me look like I know what I'm doing

By Penny Hill

from Sacramento

Verified Buyer

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I had to get a new scanner for a history book project that required hi-res scans, which I was able to do like a pro. Was even able to scan iffy images from thirty-year-old 2-1/4 contact sheets at high-enough quality to be usable for print publication. The scanner even did legal-sized transparencies as well as 35mm slides.

The scanner program gives you the ability to tweak the images (sharpening, color values, size, etc.) while scanning. Very helpful. The thing is also pretty solid and the lid is heavy, which puts a bit more pressure on material that's been a little crinkled or warped.

I read many reviews/product evaluations on tech sites before buying. Spent more money on the scanner than I would have if I'd only needed to replace my old HP document scanner, but the results are worth it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


HP Scanjet G4050 is versatile and quiet


from Lusby, MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

This is my second G4050 and is just as reliable as my first one, but much quieter. You don't hear a blower fan start on power up, and the scan sweep sound is barely perceptible to other workers closeby. The unit is handsome and compact as well, and has a dignity all its own. The setup instructions are entirely pictorial with very clear and large figures showing exactly what goes where in the hookup, which uses fool-proof connectors that will not go into a wrong socket, even if you try. No heat is given off either during repeated uses.


Scanning 16 slides didn't work

By abey

from chicago

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I purchased the Scanner G4050 because of its ability to scan up to 16 slides at one time. Unfortunately, this feature did not work. I sought the help of the HP Support team but on two separate occasions, they were unable to resolve the problem. Very disappointed and have to return the device for credit.


Easy to use

By Anita503

from Delray Beach, Florida

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I was going crazy trying to scan all our family photos using my business "all in one". Plugged in my new HP and started up without a hitch. It is very easy to use and very fast. The 16 slide adapter was not only a bonus but is amazing. Great product for home photo and slide scanning.


Love the negative holding trays . . .

By Richard24

from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I bought this to replace an old scanner that is no longer supported. My old device was great, and this one is even better. Warm up time is quick. I installed the software on a Windows 8 laptop. The software is intuitive and friendly. My favorite feature is a set of negative holders that hold multiple strips of slides. Love HP products, and this is a great addition.



By Pold

from Charlotten NC

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

Scans documents, photos and slides. will not scan negatives. Backlight will come on for slides and will not come on for negatives. This appears to be a software failure not an equipment failure. As this is a replacement for the first scanner which was delivered two weeks ago and had exactly the same failure I am in despair. Contacting HP over the failure of the first failure was a nightmare of being switched from one operator to another and finally back to sales who decided the best answer was to replace. In addition, the instruction manual frequently refers to software which a one liner on the set up documentation says is no longer included. This is not acceptable. Here's hoping that this review brings a sensible reply from someone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I like the slide scanning feature.

By Pedalpower

from Iowa

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I had to replace my old HP scanner because a driver was not available for Windows 7. I chose the ScanJet G4050 because of its slide scanning feature as I have hundreds of slides from the pre-digital age that I would like to get into digital format. I hesitated choosing this scanner because of the negative comments on setting it up. I could not find another scanner that I would rather have so I decided to take a chance on it. The scanner setup went flawlessly as described in the User's Guide. I have scanned one newspaper article and a couple of slides to my satisfaction. Based on my experience, so far, I would recommend this scanner.


Better than I expected.

By kchisos

from Santa Fe, NM

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I was reluctant to buy another scanner, since all the scanners I've used before gave such poor results when scanning printed photographs. The HP Scanjet G4050 was a pleasant surprise. The color of the digital scan is very, very close to the original prints. A couple of years ago, I lost all my digital photographs due to a hard-drive crash. I foolishly did not have my files backed up at the time. I lost several dozen art-photos. Fortunately, I had 8 x 10 prints made of most of them, which I still have in inventory. I am now able to replace those digital files in a matter well enough to produce up to 11 x 14 inch prints that mimic almost exactly the original photographs. I am very happy with the quality versus the purchase price. I highly recommend this scanner for the casual and professional photographer.


Extremely Satisfied

By LauraP

from Daytona Beach

Comments about HP Scanners; ScanJet G4050:

I use this scanner to digitize photographs and restore old photos. The quality of the photos upon scanning are of good quality because of the settings one can choose prior to the scanning process. I am very pleased with this scanner and would recommend to anyone wanting to use them for this purpose. The only thing I would have added to this is an automatic feeder. This maybe in another model. BUY THIS ITEM!

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