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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

 
Portable compact document scanner ADS-1200 being put in a bag

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 8 watts
Ready mode 3.2 watts
Sleep mode 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 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scanner that is easy to use this scanner is easy to st up and use. You can add pages so if you have a document that is 50 pages keep adding. If uou need to delete a page you can do thay as well even rotate. And if you ar doing two sided prints it leave out theblank pages. I am not computer savvy so i have not tried the software that comes with it. Or have not figured out how to increase the resolution.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor instructions Can’t get multiple sheets in one pdf. Instructions are nonexistent.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! I love this little scanner. This scanner gives beautiful, clear scans. It is the easiest scanner I have EVER had. Plus, it's portable!
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast, but... Love how fast and easy it is to use. Can't get the receipt software to load, a major disappointment!
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best scanner I've ever used! I bought this scanner because my wonderful printer has a bad quality scanner. I cannot believe the perfect quality this little scanner has! I am super impressed. And it's fast which is great for the big files I scan. I love the compact size. This scanner is worth every penny!
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Scanner! I have only used this a few weeks but i love it! A very fast, quiet and nice scanner!
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am super impressed!! I am so happy I bought this!! I have a wonderful printer, but it scanned awful, that is why I found this scanner. Wow!! Scans super fast and super clear!! It is worth every single penny spent!!
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brother ADS-1200 Scanner This machine is awesome!!! Great product, quickly scans multiple pages in seconds. Easy to set up and easy to use! Love it!!!
Date published: 2020-09-15
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