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  • Optical Resolution: 600 x 600 dpi
  • Simplex Scan Speed: 25 ppm
  • Duplex Scan Speed: 50 ipm
  • Maximum Scan Size: 8.5 x 34"
  • Paper Input Capacity: 20 Sheets
  • Daily Duty Cycle: 1000 Pages
  • Color Bit Depth: 48-Bit Internal
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • ADS-1200

The Brother ADS-1200 Compact Desktop Document Scanner with 20-page capacity auto document feeder quickly scans stacks of single and double-sided, color and black and white documents up to 25ppm‡ in a single pass. Its economical, portable and compact design makes the ADS-1200 perfectly suited for the home or small office. The ADS-1200 handles multiple media types and paper sizes, and features a dedicated card slot for scanning plastic cards. Included for advanced functionality is a robust software suite‡ with document management and OCR programs.

Main Features

  • Fast scan speeds in a space-saving design. Scans single and double-sided, color and black and white documents in a single pass at up to 25 ppm, all in a compact, lightweight design.
  • Handles a variety of documents automatically. Easily scan documents up to 34" long, receipts and photos through the 20-page capacity auto document feeder.
  • Compatible with the way you work. Supports multiple “Scan-to” destinations such as File, OCR, Email, and USB flash memory drive to help optimize your business processes.
  • Portable and convenient power. Compact design and powering through a Micro USB 3.0 connection to a laptop or PC makes it highly portable for mobile professionals.
  • Quickly and easily scan without installing software. Mass Storage Device support via Scan to USB allows scanning and retrieval of files simply by opening the drive on your connected PC.
  • Versatile scanning. Dedicated card slot makes scanning plastic cards quick and easy.
  • Optimizes images and text for storage/classification. Enhances scans with automatic color detection/adjustment, image rotation (PC only), bleed through prevention/background removal, text enhancement, color drop.
  • Flexibility to support your business processes/system. 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.
  • At your side support. 1 year limited warranty with free online, call, or live chat technical support for the life of your scanner.

Printer Scanner

Connectivity & Compatibility

Bluetooth Compatibility No
Cloud Services (Brother iPrint & Scan) OneDrive, Google Drive™, DropBox
Mobile Device Compatibility Brother iPrint & Scan
Standard Interface(s) Micro USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Certified No


Carton Dimensions (W" x D" x H") 6.25" x 15.0" x 8.5"
Carton Weight (lbs) 4.4
Unit Dimensions (W" x D" x H") 11.7" x 3.9" x 3.4"
Unit Weight (lbs) 3.3

Document Handling

Daily Duty Cycle (max. pages) 1000
Paper Capacity (max. sheets) 20
Paper Size: Multiple Sheets (max.) 8.5" (W) x 11" (L)
Paper Size: Single Sheet‡ (max.) 8.5" (W) x 34" (L)
Plastic Card Sizes (Min/Max) 2.0" (W) x 3.18" (L) / 2.17" (W) x 3.56" (L)
Plastic Card Thickness 0.76mm - 1.02mm / Embossed up to 1.24mm


ENERGY STAR® Certified Yes
Power Consumption - Power Off/Ready/Scanning/Sleep 0.1W / 3.2W / 8W / 1.3W
Power Source 120V AC 60 Hz


Advanced Scanning Features Continuous Scan, ADF Auto Deskew, Blank Page Skip, Scan Profiles
Barcode Types Supported Code 39, Code 128, Codabar, UPC-E, EAN13 / JAN13, QR Code, PDF417, ITF, GS1-128, UPC-A, EAN8 / JAN8, Code 93, Data Matrix
Color Dropout Red, Blue, Green
Duplex Scan Speeds (black & color) (max ipm)‡ 50
Duplex Scanning Yes
Image Sensor Dual CIS
Included Software Kofax PaperPort™ SE with OCR for Windows, Brother iPrint&Scan (desktop) for Windows and Mac®
Interpolated Scan Resolution (max. dpi) Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Optical Scan Resolution (max. dpi) up to 600 X 600 dpi
Paper Jam Sensor No
Scan Drivers Included TWAIN, WIA, ICA, SANE
Scan File Formats PDF Single-page/Multi-page (Secure PDF, Searchable PDF, PDF/A), Windows Bitmap (BMP), Microsoft Office Word (DOCX), JPEG (JPG), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), TIFF Single-page/Multi-page (TIF)
Scan To Feature Email, Cloud Services (Brother iPrint&Scan)‡, Workflow (Brother iPrint&Scan)‡, PC (File, Email, Image, OCR), USB Memory Stick
Scanner Type Sheetfed
Scanning Capability Black and White, Color
Scanning Modes 24-Bit Color, 8-Bit Gray Scale, 1-Bit Monochrome
Simplex Scan Speeds (black & color) (max ppm)‡ 25

What's Included

Carton Contents ADS-1200 Scanner, AC Adapter, Quick Setup Guide, Warranty Sheet, and Product Registration Sheet
Warranty 1 Year Limited
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