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ADS-1200 Portable, Compact Document Scanner

For homes and businesses needing a simple and versatile document scanner. The ADS-1200 allows you to scan where it's most convenient for you.

£238.80 Inc. VAT £199.00 Ex. VAT

Make everyday document scanning simple with the ADS-1200 compact document scanner. 

With USB 3.0 Bus power, there's no need for mains power. Connect the ADS-1200 to a laptop with a USB 3.0 cable and you now have a portable document scanner so you can scan documents when you need. 

The desktop-friendly sized scanner, comes with powerful paper-handling. With a sheetfed Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), 2-sided documents to multi-page contracts and plastic ID cards, can all be scanned with ease.  

  • 25ppm/50ipm, 2-sided colour scan speed
  • 20 sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Portable with USB 3.0 Bus power
  • Dedicated plastic ID card slot
  • Scan to PDF, file, email and USB host
  • Industry leading Nuance Power PDF editing software

Overview

 
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Portable scanning

Designed with flexibility in mind, the portable sheetfed ADS-1200 can be powered using USB 3.0 connected to a laptop. You can now take your scanner with you, scanning where it's most convenient. 

ADS-1200 on a desk with people working

Practical and compact

The space-saving ADS-1200 compact document scanner is ideal when space is limited. Measuring slightly wider than a sheet of A4 paper, you can free-up desk space and reduce clutter.

Portable compact document scanner ADS-1200 scan to USB

High performance

Simply put your documents into the ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) and let it do the hard work for you. Scanning up to 25 sheets per minute, your documents can be saved quickly to PC, email and USB host.

Portable compact document scanner ADS-1200 with ID card being inserted

Flexible media

Scanning documents is quick and easy with the sheetfed ADS-1200. With a dedicated plastic ID card slot, ID cards or documents are fed smoothly into the scanner, so your records can be easily kept up to date.  

Industry Application

Brother Scanners for the Home Office

Home Office

Scanning for the home office allows space saving and gives peace of mind knowing that important files, photos and documents are backed up and can be accessed from mobile devices.

Brother Scanners for the Office Environment

Office

Offices can benefit from scanning a wide range of business documents helping reduce costly storage space and improve business efficiencies. Cut down on insecure hard copies, meet environmental targets, achieve HR data compliance guidelines, enable simple document collaboration and improve business efficiencies.

Specification Details

Features and Specifications

Usage type Desktop
Control panel LED, Keys
USB interface SuperSpeed Micro-USB 3.0, Hi-Speed micro USB 2.0 type B, USB 2.0 host
With carton W 380 x D 157 x H 200 mm
With carton 1.9 kg
Without carton W 300 X D 103.5 X H 83 mm
Weight 1.36 kg
Operating Up to 8 watts
Ready mode 3.2 watts
Sleep mode Up to 1.3 watts
Off 0.1 watts
Sound power 62 dB
Sound pressure 50 dBA
AC adaptor Yes
Product safety guide Yes
Quick setup guide Yes
Types and sizes Plain Paper, Thin Paper, Thick Paper, Thicker Paper, Recycled Paper, Business Card, Plastic Card
Weights 51.8 - 200 gsm (single sheets), 51.8 - 128 gsm (multiple sheets and long paper) 128 - 200 gsm (Not supported by USB Bus power), Plastic card thickness embossed up to 1.24mm
ADF media sizes Paper (multiple sheets): width 51 - 215.9mm, length 70-297mm, Paper (single sheet): width 51-215.9mm, length 51 - 863mm, Plastic card: width 51 - 55 mm, length 80 - 90mm, Receipts: length 76.2 - 355.6mm
2-Sided scan Yes
ADF 20
Scan to email, file, image, OCR, USB host
Colour A4 scan speed 25 ppm
Drivers Windows - WIA, TWAIN, macOS - TWAIN, ICA, Linux - SANE
Greyscale 256 levels
Interpolated scan resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan features Greyscale Level Adjustment, B&W Level Adjustment, Colour Tone Adjustment, Colour Drop, Edge Emphasis, Compression, Punch Hole Removal, Character Enhancement, Auto Deskew, Detect End of Page, Auto Image Rotation, Background Processing, Edge Fill, Auto Colour Detection, Skip Blank Page, Margin Setting
Scan resolution from ADF 600 x 600
TWAIN compatibility Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
Warranty 12 months

Rating and Reviews

Customer reviews

ADS1200 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 76.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ADS-1200 EASY TO USE, SET UP AND TAKES VERY LITTLE SPACE. THANKS
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brother ADS-1200 Scanner is great, scans quickly and directly to my files, scans front and back.
Date published: 2021-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good performance, minus the paper fees. Impressed with duplex scan quality and speed. Small foot print also a plus however, flimsy paper feed mechanism requires babysitting for anything more then crisp pages and only a few pages at a time. I regret not spending a little more for the 2200 series. Also have the 2700 model and it is fabulous. It would be nice if there were a trade up option.
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Brother ADS1200 It works very well and is pretty fast. I love it. I am so glad I bought it.
Date published: 2021-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use The scanner works quite well. I am having a hard time getting my receipts to stay straight when I scan them, but other documents seem to feed ok. I'm still playing with using the guides in various positions to see if that helps. The scan quality is great for my purposes, which is just personal and small business document archival.
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Scanner I really like the product as far ease of scanning. Couple of things I do not like are, I have another scanner program that I would rather use, but when I scan to it, the image is not clear as it should be. The brother program is perfectly clear, but it is a pain to delete multiple files out of it. Overall really am happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GUI is a little hard to follow,not enoug software I wont submit a review , because Brother always refuse to post any of my fair and balanced comments.
Date published: 2021-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Is ok, has Mac connectivity issues This product seems problematic with newer Macs that only contains USB-C ports. I have to make sure I connect via an adapter specifically for USB 2.0. Neither using a USB-3.0 micro to USB-C cable nor using an adapter rated for USB 3.0 work. This is rather frustrating.Harley
Date published: 2021-02-26
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