ADS-4700W Desktop document scanner

With high-speed wired and wireless connectivity and dedicated user touchscreen. Ideal for complex workflows and sharing documents with colleagues.

SRP £490.80 Inc. VAT

SRP £409.00 Ex. VAT

Scan up to 40 pages per minute

2-sided scan up to 40 pages per minute

80 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

Product Overview

ADS-4700W facing forward with document

Wireless and wired connectivity

SuperSpeed USB3.0

Scan directly to USB host

  • Scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 2-sided scan up to 40 pages per minute
  • 80 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Wireless and wired connectivity
  • SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Scan directly to USB host

About this product:

Designed to enable businesses to simplify complex workflow or operational processes. Securely capture your documents to easily share and collaborate with colleagues whether they're at home or in the office.

  • Large intuitive 10.9cm touchscreen with 56 configurable shortcuts
  • Personalised multi-user experience
  • Secure workgroup sharing
  • Advanced image processing and batch scanning
  • Features Auto Start scan, ultrasonic multifeed sensor, Separation Switch, Scan Preview, CIS Cleaning Alarm
  • Includes Brother ScanEssentials software
  • Driver compatibility with TWAIN (WIN and macOS), WIA, ISIS, Linux SANE

Specification Details


Usage type Desktop
Control panel 4 keys
Display Colour touchscreen
Display size 10.9cm


USB interface SuperSpeed 3.0, USB 2.0 Host (Rear)
Wi-Fi Direct 802.11g/n
Wired network interface 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Wireless network interface 2.4GHz: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (Infrastructure Mode), Vertical Pairing

Dimensions & weights

With carton W 391mm x D 243mm x H 320mm
With carton 3.46 kg
Without carton W 299.5mm x D 215.9mmx H 190.5mm
Weight 2.75 kg

Energy Consumption

Power Consumption - ready mode Up to 8.6W
Power Consumption - sleep mode Up to 1.7W
Operating Up to 26 watts
Off 0.1 watts
Sound power 59 dB


Operating humidity 20 - 80%
Operating temperature 5 - 35°C

In the box

Others ADS-4700W, detachable ADF. Power supply cord. AC adapter. USB Cable. Quick setup guide. Product safety guide. Warranty

Media specifications

Types and sizes Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Recycled Paper, Business Card, Plastic Card
Weights 40 - 200 gsm


IPv4 DHCP, APIPA (Auto IP), WINS/NetBIOS, DNS Resolver, mDNS, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, ICMP, Web Services(Scan), HTTP/HTTPS server, LLMNR responder, SNTP Client, LDAP
IPv6 RA, DNS Resolver, mDNS, LLMNR responder, Web Services(Scan), SNTP Client, HTTP/HTTPS server, ICMPv6
Wired network security SMTP-AUTH, SSL/TLS (HTTPS, SMTP), SNMP v3, 802.1x (EAP-MD5, EAP-FAST, PEAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS)
Wireless network security SMTP-AUTH, TLS, SSL(HTTPS, SMTP), WEP 64/128 bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES), WPA3
Wireless setup support Yes

Operating systems & software

Software supplied - Mac 10.14.x/10.15.x/11.0.x/11.1.x. Brother iPrint&Scan for Desktop, Remote Setup. AirPrint Scan, TWAIN
Software supplied - Windows Windows 10 (Home|Pro|Education|Enterprise)(32 or 64 bit editions), Windows 8.1(32 or 64 bit editions), Windows 7 SP1 (32 or 64 bit editions), Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012R2, 2012. Brother iPrint&Scan for Desktop, Kofax PaperPort, Kofax Power PDF Standard v3, Remote Setup, Brother ScanEssentials. TWAIN, WIA, ISIS. BRAdmin Light, Brother BRAdmin Professional 4


2-Sided scan Yes
A4 Scan Speed 40 pages per minute
ADF 80
Scan to PC, Image, Network (SMB), Email Server, Workflow, FTP/SFTP, SharePoint(On Premise), Brother Web Connect, Scan to HTTP(S), Brother Cloud Apps
Colour depth 48/24 bit
Greyscale 256 levels
Interpolated scan resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
ISIS compatibility Yes
Multi feed detection Yes
Paper sensor Yes
SANE compatibility Yes
Scan features 56 Personalised Shortcuts including Dedicated UI, USB HID class, Separation Switch, Scan Preview, CIS Cleaning Alarm, Auto Start Scan, Continuous Scan, Resume Scan, Document Separation, Long Paper Scan (5000mm), Kensington Lock
Scan resolution from ADF 600 x 600


Brother Solutions Interface Yes


Warranty 12 months
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Manuals & Guides

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ADS-4700W Automatic Document Feeder ADF

Fast and reliable

With an in-built ultrasonic multifeed to eliminate misfeeds, the ADS-4700W has a large 80 sheet ADF capacity and rapidly scans up to 40 pages per minute. The separation switch enables very thick and thin documents, plastic cards and crumpled paper to smoothly feed through with ease.

ADS-4700W touchscreen, keys

Simple and intuitive

Set up a dedicated user interface with one-touch scanning and the ability to add up to 56 shortcuts to frequently used destinations. You can also use an optional external cardreader to make the scanning process even easier. Just tap the card and add your documents into the ADF to automatically and securely capture the information on the page.

Connection ports on ADS-4700W scanner

Advanced connectivity

With USB3.0, USB host, network and wireless connectivity, you can securely scan documents and share with colleagues.

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Advanced image capture and processing

Effortless and impressive image capture and processing - from easily referencing and locating scanned pages with the digital imprinter, to optimising image quality through the automatic vertical streaks and moiré reduction tools.

The document separation functionality also automatically detects and removes any scanned blank pages, thus reducing file sizes and document preparation time.

Grey scanner icon with colour paper, ScanEssentials

Brother ScanEssentials

Our ScanEssentials software provides you with additional features which you can tailor to your business. For added security, you can set up passwords and protect your workflows, with the option to save your documents in a variety of formats.

The metadata function can also read barcodes or specific strings of text to easily facilitate the separation and file naming of documents.

Kofax logo, PaperPort logo, PowerPDF logo

Industry recognised software

Increase post-scanning productivity with industry recognised software including Kofax and Newsoft, available as standard with device.

Rating and Reviews

ADS-4700W is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PESSIMO SCANNER Ho acquistato lo scanner tre mesi fa. Terrificante, si blocca, non rileva la carta da scansionare, in rete un disastro. Ho speso tantissimo per un prodotto di ultima generazione mentre funzionava 1000 volte meglio lo scanner Brother mod. precedente
Date published: 2023-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unwürdiger Nachvollger Ich war grundsätzlich ein Brother-Scanner-Fan. Dementsprechend haben wir die Gräte auch an unsere Kunden empfohlen. Irgendwann konnte man den ADS 2700W nicht mehr erwerben, sodass wir auf die neueren Geräte, die auch ergonomischer aussahen umgesattelt haben. Die Funktionalität hat nicht wesentlich zugenommen. Die hochkomprimierten PDF Dateien lassen sich nicht mehr per Knopfdruck und Workflow erstellen sondern sind nur noch über die Software auswählbar. Warum? Damit wir automatisiert keine kleinen sondern große Dateien erzeugen? Ist für mich nicht nachvollziehbar. Signierte PDF Dateien gehen noch, braucht fast kein Mensch. In der Software Brother iPrint&Scan kann beim Stapelscan keine Trennung erfolgen, dass ich einzelne Dokumente erstellen und abspeichern kann. Auch das ist für mich eine Standardfunktion die schon ewig fehlt und auf sich warten lässt. Kann die Konkurrenz (Canon) besser und schon seit Ewigkeiten. Ich frage mich, warum nicht nach links und rechts geschaut wird. Im Automatikmodus sind manche Kassenbelege zu lang. Da muss man dann separat auf lange Seite schmal umstellen. Auch nicht zeitgemäß. Solche Dokumentenscanner werden doch primär in der Buchhaltung zum (re)digitalisieren von Papier verwendet. Warum wird es dem Endanwender so schwer gemacht? Kleine Belege können eingescannt werden, jedoch ist der Einzug und die Rollen dafür nicht ausgelegt. Wird dünnes Thermopapier gescannt wird das Papier an der Einzugkante beschädigt oder geknickt. Das ist auch auf dem Scan deutlich. Das Gerät ist für mich eine Fehlkonstruktion und eine Fehlentwicklung. Schade, dass auch ein Support nicht zu erreichen ist, oder kein Interesse an solchen Informationen besteht, sodass man nur über Produktbewertungen seine Erfahrung mitteilen kann.
Date published: 2023-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Difficult to use! This product is so difficult to set up. I have spent nearly 8 hrs trying to connect my google drive to it. With the Epson Receipt Scanners I was set up in a few minutes. I haven't been this frustrated with a product in my life.
Date published: 2023-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I liked my old one better I didn't like it. It chewed and skewed by papers. Sent it back and bought refurbished ADS-2800W
Date published: 2023-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Goede scanner Goedescanner alleen helaas de handleiding over het barcode gebruik in het Engels waardoor ik er niet uit kom. Ook via de ondersteuning van Brother ben ik er niet uitgekomen. Jammer dit want ik wou het gaan toepassen op mijn scanwerk.
Date published: 2023-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good desktop scanner Overall, it's pretty good. In feed oftentimes folds corners of smaller items, like receipts; should have better infeed paper guides. When turned on, it takes some time to sync up with the network. Software a little cumbersome. Too many utilities to tweak settings. All in all, after making time investment to wade through all the software settings, pretty good so far. Ask me again in five years.
Date published: 2023-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect portable scanner for letter/legal size doc I purchased this to bring with me to signing jobs (I'm a mobile notary), as some contractors require scanning signed documents and uploading them to platforms before leaving the signing table. Saves lots of time and effort if they can be reviewed before shipping the hard copies. Works great.
Date published: 2023-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kommt auch mit langen Kassenschnipseln klar Vor einem Monat gekauft. Das Gerät soll mich bei der Belegablage unterstützen. Mein alter Canon zog die Seiten nicht mehr gerade ein. Nun ist alles neu. Der Scanner kann, wenn auch nach längerer Unterstützung durch den Support, mit ultralangen Kassenschnipseln umgehen und die Scannen. Nachteilig ist, dass der Scanner nativ keine durchsuchbaren PDF erstellt. Das funzt erst mit Unterstützung der Software.
Date published: 2023-03-17
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