Brother ADS1200 Compact Color Desktop Scanner

The Brother ADS-1200 compact desktop document scanner features a 20-page capacity automatic document feeder and scans single-sided and duplex, color and black-and-white documents at up to 25ppm‡ in a single pass. Its economical, portable and compact design makes the ADS-1200 ideal for the home or small office. The ADS-1200 handles a wide range of media types and paper sizes, and features a dedicated card slot for scanning plastic cards. Included for advanced features is a powerful software suite‡ with document management and OCR programs.

Brother ADS1200 Reviews

The perfect balance between performance, quality and portability at an affordable price

Brother ADS-1200 Data Sheet Explanation

This is an ultra-fast scanner that can process 50 images per minute, compared to an average of 30 IPM for similarly priced products. It has an A4 scanning area, which is 10-15% larger than A4. This means it will accept a maximum document size of 8.5 inches x 34 inches (215 x 863 mm) The built-in contact image sensor requires the document to touch the scanning glass for perfect scanning, and the device produces high-quality images at 600 dpi resolution.

In terms of interface compatibility, the device has TWAI, WIA, ICA and SANE interfaces, similar to other portable scanners in its price range. This scanner allows the use of plain paper, thin paper, heavy paper, thick paper, recycled paper, business cards and plastic cards with thicknesses from 35-270 gsm. However, those who prefer wireless connectivity will not like this scanner as it only offers micro USB 3.0 instead of similarly priced products that allow USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and wireless 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.

Image quality

The scanner can automatically deskew scanned unaligned images due to feed roll failure or operator failure to properly align source documents. The machine will also improve image quality by removing perforations, a feature available on only 50% of similarly priced scanners.

It includes OCR so it can generate searchable documents from scanned images in formats such as PDF or word, Excel files and eBooks.

Compact desktop scanner, perfect for home, home office or mobile professionals

.Compact design fits into almost any space

.Time-saving, easy-to-use 20-page capacity ADF

.Scans to an optional USB flash drive

.Optimized for pictures and text

.Scan documents, receipts, ID cards and photos quickly and easily

Versatile scanning and connectivity

.Connects to a laptop or PC-6 via Micro USB 3.0 for portability

.Scans double-sided documents in one pass at up to 25ppm1

.Dedicated card slot for easy scanning of business and photo ID cards

Main Features

Fast scanning speeds in a space-saving design: Scan single- and double-sided, color and black-and-white documents in one pass at speeds up to 25 ppm, all in a compact, lightweight design.

Automatic handling of a wide range of documents: Easily scan documents, receipts and photos up to 34 inches long with the 20-page capacity automatic document feeder.

Compatible with the way you work: Supports multiple "scan-to" destinations such as documents, OCR, email and USB flash drives to help optimize your business processes.

Portable and convenient power supply: The compact design and power supply via Micro USB 3.0 connection to a laptop or PC makes it highly portable for mobile professionals.

Scan quickly and easily without installing software: With scanning to USB-enabled mass storage devices, simply open the drive on a connected PC to scan and retrieve documents. Versatile scanning. Dedicated card slots make scanning plastic cards fast and easy.

Optimize images and text for storage/sorting: Enhance scanning with automatic color detection/adjustment, image rotation (PC only), by prevention/background removal, text enhancement, color dropout.

Supports your business process/system flexibility: Supports Windows, Mac® and Linux® environments and offers TWAIN, WIA, ICA and SANE drivers.

Do more with bundled software: The included software suite provides document management and OCR software.

Bottom Line

With its compact design and simple workflow applications, the Brother ADS-1200 compact desktop scanner is perfect for small office/home office professionals.The ADS-1200 offers one-way, duplex, color scanning speeds of up to 25ppm1 , a 20-page capacity automatic document feeder for scanning documents, receipts, photos, etc., and a dedicated card slot for scanning plastic card slot for scanning plastic cards. Powering the ADS-1200 via USB 3.0 connection to your laptop or PC6 makes it highly portable. Large capacity storage device recognition allows you to scan and retrieve documents without installing special software on a connected PC.