HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn1
Document Network Scanner

A network document capture workstation

HP Scan jet 8500 fn1 network scanner

HP DS 8500 fn1 Network scanner

Scanner type: sheet feed with flatbed
ADF scan speed: Up to 60 ppm/120 ipm 
ADF capacity:
Standard, 100 sheets
Optical resolution: Up to 600 dpi
Plus: Scan directly to network, no PC needed

This model was discontinued 4/30/2018

List Price
$ 3695
Please see the new model fn2

HP rotates discounts on all their scanners so frequently (and without notice) we cannot keep our prices current. Please call for pricing.

Leap into the next generation of digital sending with the world's fastest departmental scanner1.

At the intersection of HP Digital Sender and HP Scanjet performance, seamlessly integrate paper files securely into your digital workflow solution.

 Accelerating and improving paper-based workflows; capturing, storing, and distributing content with industry-leading manageability and security.


HP Scanjet 8500 fn1 Network Scanner with flatbed

Forward-looking, high-speed productivity
  • Reclaim your time. Scan up to 60 pages per minute and 120 images per minute3 (duplex).
  • Easily manage scan jobs on the 8.07-inch HP Easy Select color touchscreen with Quick Set Profiles and included pulloutkeyboard.
  • Do more with data, using multiple scan-to options—folders,FTP sites, email, USB drives, SharePoint®, and more.
  • Expand capture capabilities and seamlessly integrate solutions through the hardware integration pocket.4
Outstanding content management, easy collaboration
  • Count on high-volume performance, time and again—scan up to 5000 pages daily with minimal user intervention.
  • Bring data to life with built-in OCR capabilities, then save scans in a variety of file formats, including editable text.
  • Get fast results from single-pass scanning and HP Precision Feed. Automatically remove blank pages.5
  • Manage big jobs with the 100-sheet automatic document feeder. Reliably handle scan jobs with mixed paper sizes and weights (up to legal size).
Digital sending security your business demands
  • Scan and send documents without worry—the HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk helps keep sensitive data safe
  • Maintain security throughout the document lifecycle by enabling a variety of authentication options.
  • Easily manage who can scan and where files can be saved, using advanced security features—including IPSec.
  • Enable easy sharing of sensitive data when you create encrypted, password-protected PDFs.
Seamless management from the get-go
  • Proactively and centrally manage the device with the rest of your imaging and printing environment with HP Web Jetadmin6
  • Expand document management capabilities within your environment, using a rich array of easy-to-integrate HP and third-party solutions
  • Redefine workflows and help reduce distribution costs, using optional HP Capture and Route or HP Flow CM Professional.7
  • Create advanced, custom workflows across a variety of devices, from legacy digital senders to MFPs and the Scanjet 8500 fn1, using optional HP Digital Sending Software.8
1 Based on published manufacturer specifications as November 2012.
2 Embedded OCR software, Scan to SharePoint®, Send to Email, Send to Internet and LAN, Fax, Send to FTP, Save to Network Folder, Save to USB drive, Address Book Management (network [LDAP], local, personal), Quick Sets, Image Preview and Page Edit, Job Notification, Send to Me, admin-controlled email fields.
3 Scan speeds up to 60 pages per minute (ppm)/120 images per minute (ipm) measured at 200 ppi (black and white, grayscale, color) and 300 pixels per inch (ppi) (black and white, grayscale); speeds up to 45 ppm/90 ipm measured at 300 ppi (color); used A4 sized paper.
4 Solutions deployed through the hardware integration pocket may require additional purchase.
5 HP Precision Feed is referred to as HP EveryPage on LaserJet Flow MFPs.
6 HP Web Jetadmin is free and can be downloaded at hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
7 HP Capture and Route, and HP Flow CM Professional must be purchased separately.
8  Consult your HP Rep on ways to obtain an optional license for HP Digital Sending Software.

Download the Brochure in PDF format

HP Scanjet Enterprise 8500 fn1
Network scanner with flatbed

Scanner type
sheet feed
with flatbed
Scan Technology Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Flatbed,
Contact Image Sensor (CIS) ADF
Scan resolution, optical
Up to 600x600 dpi
Daily duty cycle
Up to 5,000 pages
Bit depth
Flatbed scan area 8.5"x11.5 "
Multifeed detection
Yes, Ultrasonic detection
Automatic document feeder capacity
Standard, 100 sheets
Automatic document feeder speed
Duplex ADF scanning: Yes,
ADF Maximum Scan Size: 8.5 x 14 in,
ADF Paper Sizes Supported: Letter; legal; A4; A5; custom;
ADF Scan Speed: Up to 60 ppm/30 ipm (using HP Scanning Software);
Color speeds: 45 ppm/ 90 ipm @ 300 dpi
Output Resolution 75,100,150,200,240,300,400,500,600
Scan size, maximum (ADF)
8.5 x 14 in
ADF Document Weights Min: 13 lb.
Max: 32 lb.
Media types
Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, cards (index, greeting), 3-D objects
Scan file format
PDF, searchable PDF, JPG, BMP, TIFF, compressed TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, FPX, PNG, PCX, GIF
Standard Connectivity 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 1 Hi-Speed USB Host (rear), 1 Hi-Speed USB Host (walk-up), 1 Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP) Hi-Speed USB
Network Ready Standard (built-in Ethernet), optional (WiFi 802.11g)
Supported Network Protocols
IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 and higher),SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, WS Discovery, IPsec/Firewall; IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6; IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP,Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, and WINS
Scanner Advance Features
HP Precision Feed technologies including ultrasonic multi-feed detection; Advanced image enhancement features such as blank page removal, color dropout, auto-orient, auto-crop, auto-deskew, and auto-threshold; Long page support; Switchable black/white background; Quick set scan profiles; Send to: Folder, FTP, Email, Network Fax, Print, USB Flash drive, SharepointTM, multiple destinations; Encrypted hard disk standard
Digital Sending Standard Features
Embedded OCR software, Send to Email, Send to Internet and LANFax, Save to Network Folder, Save to USB drive, Address Book Management (network [LDAP], local, personal), Quick Sets, Image Preview and Page Edit, Job Notification, Send to Me, admin-controlled email fields
Control Panel Full-SVGA display with HP Easy Select UI, Screen brightness-adjustment control, LEDs (Ready, Data, Attention), Buttons (Start, Cancel, Sleep, Reset) Virtual keyboard, Hi-Speed USB Host port

Connectivity, standard
10/100/1000 Ethernet, 1 Hi-Speed USB Host (rear), 1 Hi-Speed USB Host (walk-up), 1 Hardware Integration Pocket (HIP) Hi-Speed USB
Minimum system requirements
No operating system required

Power and operating requirements
Power consumption
Power supply type: External power supply, Power requirements: Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%),50/60 Hz (+/- 3%), Power features: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz autoranging external power supply, Power consumption: 70 watts maximum
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Dimensions and weight
Product dimensions
(W x D x H)
20.5 x 21 x 12.13 in (520.7 x 533.4 x 308.1 mm)
Product weight
45 lb
What's included
One-year Next Business Day Onsite repair warranty, phone and Web support included. Warranty may vary by country as required by law. Go to http://www.hp.com/support to learn about HP award winning service and support options in your region..
Cable included?
NO, please purchase LAN cable separately
What's in the box
HP Scanjet Enterprise 8500 fn1 Document Capture Workstation (with embedded High Performance Secure Hard Disk), Install Guide, Documentation CD, Universal power supply, power cord
Software included
Embedded IRIS OCR engine, compatible with HP Digital Sending Software 4.91.21 software (optional)



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