Scanners - ScanJet 8270 Document Flatbed

HP ScanJet 8270 Document Flatbed Scanner

Perform fast document scanning at up to 25 ppm¹—load up to 50 pages into the automatic document feeder for unattended scans. Make copies easily, using a dedicated one-touch Copy button that sends scans directly to your default printer.


Scanner type

Flatbed, ADF

Scan resolution, optical

Up to 4800 dpi

Daily duty cycle

Up to 1000 pages

Bit depth


Levels of grayscale


Automatic document feeder capacity

Standard, 50 sheets

Automatic document feeder speed

Up to 25 ppm (scan to file)/5.5 ipm (duplex)

Transparency adapter


Task speed

4 x 6-inch photo to Microsoft Word: less than 28 sec; OCR (letter): less than 36 sec; 4 x 6-inch photo to e-mail: less than 31 sec

Scan size, maximum (flatbed)

8.5 x 14 in

Scan size, maximum (ADF)

8.5 x 14 in

Scan Size Minimum (ADF, imperial)

3.5 x 5 in

Media types

Paper (banner, inkjet, photo, plain), 35 mm slides and negatives (using transparent materials adapter), 3-D objects, cards (greeting, index), envelopes, iron-on transfers, labels

Scan file formats

Windows: BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, TIFF compressed, PNG, PCX, Flashpix (FPX), PDF, PDF searchable, RTF, HTM, TXT; Macintosh: TIFF, PICT, JPEG, GIF, FlashPix, Plain Text, PDF, HTML, Rich Text

Preview scan speed

Up to 4 sec

Button functions

12 front-panel buttons (Button settings, Cancel, Color/Black and White copy, Copy, Destination, Edit text (OCR), E-mail, File document, Number of copies, Powersave, Scan document to, Scan picture), LCD display

Operating temperature range

41 to 104º F

Operating humidity

15 to 80% RH

Storage humidity

15 to 80% RH


Connectivity, standard

1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 SCSI

Connectivity, optional

SCSI module for the scanner

Minimum system requirements

PC: Microsoft® Windows® 7 ready (for more information go to Some features may not be available), Windows Vista®, Vista x64: 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 800 x 600 SVGA monitor, DirectX 9 capable graphics, Windows® Internet Explorer 7; Windows® XP, XP x64, 2000: 500 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM; 800 x 600 SVGA monitor, 16-bit color, Windows® Internet Explorer 6; for all systems: 450 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, USB port
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.2, 10.3, 10.4: PowerPC G3, G4, G5, or Intel Core processor, 128 MB RAM, 240 MB available hard disk space; Mac OS X v10.5: PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel Core processor, 512 MB RAM, 7 GB available hard disk space; Mac OS X v10.6 (available on Intel Core processor, 1 GB RAM, 25 MB available hard disk space


Version 1.9 (for HP Photosmart software)

Compatible operating systems

Compatible Operating Systems

Microsoft® Windows® 7 ready. For more information go to Some features may not be available. Windows Vista®, Windows® XP Home, Windows® XP Professional, Windows® XP x64, Windows® XP Media Center, Windows® 2000, Mac OS X v10.4.11, 10.5, 10.6

Macintosh compatible


Power and operating requirements

Power consumption

80 watts maximum

ENERGY STAR® Qualified


Dimensions and weight

Product dimensions (W x D x H)

22.6 x 15.7 x 7.7 in

Product weight

19 lb

What's included


One-year limited hardware warranty; one year free phone support 6 am to 6 pm MST, Monday through Friday (excluding major holidays)

Cable included?

Yes, 1 USB

What's in the box

HP Scanjet 8270 Document Flatbed Scanner, 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), transparent media adapter (TMA), Hi-Speed USB cable, power cord, ADF cleaning cloth, CD-ROMs with software (for Windows®: HP Photosmart Essential, Nuance PaperPort, Adobe Photoshop Elements, I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro OCR, EMC ISIS/TWAIN drivers; for Macintosh: HP Photosmart Studio, I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro OCR, Adobe Photoshop Elements and NewSoft Presto! PageManager), User's Guide, Setup Poster, Warranty Sheet

Software included

HP Photosmart software for Windows® (Windows® 2000 support available as web download) and Macintosh, ISIS/TWAIN (Windows®), Adobe Photoshop Elements, I.R.I.S. Readiris Pro OCR, ScanSoft PaperPort (Windows®), NewSoft Presto! PageManager (Mac), Pixel QuickScan demo (Windows®)