Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical

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Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical - Scan single- and double-sided documents in a single pass at up to 18 ppm with this wireless compact scanner. Easily scan receipts, photos, business cards, embossed plastic I.D. cards and documents up to 34" in length through the auto document feeder. Conveniently scan to PC, FTP, network, e-mail server and USB flash drive, plus directly scan to a variety of Cloud applications. 20-page capacity. Intuitive 2.7" color TouchScreen display provides 12 programmable shortcuts for common scanning destinations. It also includes an array of advanced scanning features, like deskew support, blank page removal, auto image rotation and background removal. Scanner is bundled with a full suite of scanning software, including desktop document and business card management programs, plus BR-Receipts application that helps simplify bookkeeping by organizing scanned receipts and exporting reports to QuickBooks®.

  • Color duplex scanning.
  • Auto document feeder.
  • Enhanced "scan-to" destinations.
  • Intuitive 2.7" color TouchScreen display.
  • Advanced scanning features.
  • Expanded software package.
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Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical
 
4.0

(based on 103 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Good Performance, Poor Documentation

We purchased this unit primarily because it was one of the lower priced units that worked wirelessly. The ability to connect a usb flash drive was also a prime motivator. We have this unit...Read complete review

We purchased this unit primarily because it was one of the lower priced units that worked wirelessly. The ability to connect a usb flash drive was also a prime motivator. We have this unit sitting near our paper shredder which is nowhere near a computer. The ability to store a mail account locally is a perk we didn't expect, and we've taken advantage of it by setting up a dedicated email account for the unit. The unit produces good archival scans at 300dpi in color directly to PDF which we use to meet Federal document archiving purposes. Speed is adequate if you turn of de-skew and blank page skip, but becomes positively glacial with those two necessary settings active. This makes me think the unit is lacking internal RAM to perform these manipulations adequately. The document feeder is also poor in that it consistently grabs multiple pages unless you spend a lot of time prepping the documents for scanning- a problem found even in Brother's printers as my 5250-dn laser printer has a near useless manual feed tray as well. The lack of a document catch tray is also irritating. Brother documentation is always poor. There are no clear instructions on how to use the card scanning tools on this device and I spent several hours fiddling to get the unit to scan to an ftp account. Scanning each card from the desktop software was okay, but the scanner is on the other end of the house from the computer. Brother needs to define "NETWORK" on this device in english. Is it Windows Share, Samba, NT, what? It most assuredly does not work with a Macintosh as a "NETWORK" device. Again, Brother's written documentation is poor, so expect to do a lot of tinkering if you want to take advantage of this devices complete abilities. The onboard screen is bright and will remain active if a usb flash drive is attached- the unit will NOT sleep if a flash drive is attached. That is annoying because I wanted to leave a 64gb flash drive plugged in for a 'use and forget' solution. But the unit draws an obscene amount of power when sitting idle with a flash drive connected versus taking the drive out and letting it sleep. That is a design flaw. The shortcut system is nice, but we don't really need to confirm the setup of the shortcut each time we select it. Basically, It's 4 clicks to use some shortcuts- which is the same as just navigating the menus. The most significant FLAW in this device is if you power it off, it forgets all network connectivity. Power it down and turn it back on? Be prepared to re-enter your wireless network information. Supposedly it takes 'time' to reconnect. Well, this unit can sit for 3 hours and never reconnect to my network. Every person I've spoken to that uses this unit has the same problem. That is a design flaw. Luckily, after taking out the flash drive, I can let it sleep, but I should be able to turn the unit off. Overall, this unit is very much a Brother product. It has a lot of technical options that the end user has to figure out on their own as Brother documentation rarely describes how to use their tools well. It has software and hardware quirks that are frustrating, but don't interfere with performance too much. If you are an end user of consumer electronics, this probably isn't for you. If you've used Brother products in the past and are used to the quirks, it's a fine device.

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Very basic scanner

Purchased this scanner today and I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied. Pros: None. At first I liked its compact size but then as I used it the compact size became a problem. Cons: feels...Read complete review

Purchased this scanner today and I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied. Pros: None. At first I liked its compact size but then as I used it the compact size became a problem. Cons: feels fragile/easy to break A very lengthy set up process. They walk you through the download but then you are on your own for configuring the network setup. Took about 1.5 hours and 2 IT specialists to finally get it set up. DOES NOT HAVE A 1 SIDE scan option when trying to scan into a network. Which makes the scanning painfully slow. I called customer service because I thought surely there was an issue with my device and "tod", my ever so helpful agent, told me that this was just a product limitation and there was nothing that could be done to fix it... your kidding me right? 1 hour on hold for that fantastic advice? This scanner does not have 25ppm. When using network it is closer to 5ppm. Around 10ppm when using usb cable. FALSE ADVERTISING. After scanning 50 documents in a 20 minute time frame the device simply stopped working. Even after a full re-boot the device continued to not work. OVERALL: I will be returning this tomorrow. If you are looking for a scanner for home use and a small 2 page job then this will work fine. If you need to use it consistently then take my word for it and spend the extra money for a quality scanner. THIS PRODUCT is not a quality scanner.

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1.0

Doesn't work

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from East Moline, IL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I purchased the scanner in October and installed the software on a MacBook Pro. The software will scan two documents, the pinwheel of the software turns like it is processing, turns for more than 30 seconds, then the entire window closes. I re-open the software and can repeat the cycle, only to not have the software product work.

 
4.0

Happy

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from fayetteville nc

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

The only problem I have with the unit is it has a tendency to pull paper in sideways at times, other than that I am very happy with the speed it scans and the clarity of the scanned documents.

 
5.0

great

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from Springfield, KY

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Excellent scanner. Sometimes adds extra page but over all great

 
5.0

Perfect copy and quick. Never a bad copy.

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from Undisclosed

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Great copys, very fast. Easy to use and never a problem with over two thousand copys. I am very happy.

 
1.0

Not a fan

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from Beaufort, SC, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Pages don't separate so they go through one on top of each other so I have to re-scan the file again. Almost every time I use this machine the documents jam. The papers pull though and get sucked in crooked so then the machine jams. I have to sit there and feed them through holding the edges, making sure it goes through ONE BY ONE and straight. I would not buy this product again. I find more frustration with this product than any other machine in my office.

 
5.0

easy and fast and convient to use.

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from Owasso, OK, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I love having the small scanner on my desk always ready to use. I scan everything. I do not fax anymore. I still have to learn other thilngs it will do, but I love the scanning.

 
5.0

Great Scanner

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from Washington, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I am very happy with my Brother scanner. It was very easy to set up and get started scanning. I am impressed with the speed and the double-sided feature. In addition, I have found that I really like the fact that any blank pages are not copied.

 
3.0

Good Scanner

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from Minnesota

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

The scanner is good but could become better if the software that is included would deal with problems of staigtening text, etc.. The software is lacking not the machine.

 
5.0

Great features

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from East Hartford, CT, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Easy to use. Setup a breeze. Scans pictures and type well.

 
5.0

Love the portability!

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from Katy, TX, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I specifically looked for a portable scanner with big features. This one fit the bill. It's quite small but scans both sides at once and can scan directly to a thumb drive or to a PC. Very fast and convenient.

 
5.0

ads 1500w

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from Ohio, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Set up was mostly painless. Easy to use, stays connected to my wifi so much better than HP. Very happy I made the switch to Brother.

 
5.0

Great features.

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from El Paso, TX, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Very easy to set up. This scanner can handle a little over twenty sheets and can scan double sided documents. I have managed to scan and created files for a stack of documents that was about to feet high. I scanned receipts and business cards as well. Great product!

 
5.0

Love everything about it!!!!!

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from Athens, GA, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

This was one the greatest investments that we ever had as far as I am concern. Great space saver on my desk. It's quick in scanning documents. I just absolutely love it.

 
5.0

Easy to use

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from Las Vegas, NV, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

This was VERY EASY to install and use, I had a couple of questions and received Great Customer Service.

 
3.0

Features Great- Constant problems

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from Hillsboro, OH, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

I was disappointed with this product. For the price, I was expecting it to be a little better than it was. The scanner always wants to pull the papers in sideways, causing them to crinkle, then causing them to get stuck.

 
4.0

Love the scanner!

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from Rockledge, FL, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

It is really easy to use and you can scan multiple pages at the same time. At times, you may have to run it twice. You can set it up wireless using your router or direct connect.

 
2.0

BROTHER IMAGE CENTER IS UNPREDICTABLE

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from Torrance, CA, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

This scanner is unpredictable. It grabs 3-6 pages at a time, sometimes when I turn it on it causes my computer to re-boot, it sometimes copies double sided when I do not want it to. Some of the time it works OK but I cannot depend on it. I would not purchase this again.

 
5.0

Compact and quick

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from Denver, CO, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

It has a small footprint, but packs a lot features in a small unit. It also cans very fast and the software is easy to use.

 
5.0

Great Features

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from Lake Elsinore, CA, United States

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

The product was easy to setup. Easy to use. Great product.

 
5.0

Simplicity

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from 33139

Comments about Brother ADS-1500W Sheetfed Scanner - 600 dpi Optical:

Has a small footprint. Easy to place anywhere. Works well for me.

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