Mustek Scanexpress 1200cp?


I´m looking for some informations about the Mustek Scanexpress 1200cp. Not only technical informations but informations about quality... .


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Not so expensive scanner Approx $60 to $70

with an optical resolution of 600x1200 dpi, good for home use and internet use

it runs on a EPP mode port.

you can compare it with the Agfa Snapscan 1212P

A good scanner for it's price i'd say.

From the site...

The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP is one of the smallest, most innovative scanners on the market today. Compact design and versatility offers quality scanning without compromise.The 1200 CP includes image editing and photo-retouching software as well as optical character recognition software.

New Contact Image Sensor Technology

The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP features the new Contact Image Sensor Technology (CIS). More compact in size, lighter and energy efficient, CIS eliminates the need for a separated light source, mirror, lens and image sensor of traditional Charged Coupled Device (CCD) scanners.

High-Resolution 48-Bit Color with B.D.I.T.

The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP features some of the highest software enhanced resolution ever seen. It has an optical  resolution of 600 x 1200 dpi with a maximum software enhanced resolution of 19,200 dpi! The CP's patented BDIT (Bit Depth Increased Technology) enhancement captures a 30-bit color image and enhances it to a brilliant 48-bit palette with over 281 trillion colors!*

* Most monitors and graphic adapters display up to 24-bit color. 48-bit color can only be used with imaging programs capable of input above 24-bit color, such as Photo Express SE.

TWAIN Compliant

The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP is a TWAIN compliant scanner. Through TWAIN, the 1200 CP can scan directly into many supported applications, providing flexibility and value.

Compact Design

The 1200 CP is only 16.4" x 11.1" x 2.5" and 5.1 lbs. thanks to CIS technology. Small size, big possibilities!
Parallel Port Installation
Installation couldn't be simpler. No interface cards, no jumpers, no unlabeled switches and no guesswork are needed. The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP plugs directly into the printer port on the back of your PC. Even more convenient, your printer then plugs into the back of the scanner.

Easy To Use

Launch the Direct Scan program simply by clicking on its icon on the taskbar. Choose the destination for your scanned document from Photo Express SE, TextBridge Pro OCR, Fax, Print or E-mail. Press the scan button and your document will automatically be sent to the proper application. Users who desire more control over scanner settings can bypass the Direct Scan Program and use the Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP TWAIN driver instead.

Image Editing

With the easy-to-use interface of Ulead's Photo Express SE, you can quickly turn your scanned images into greeting cards, announcements and invitations. You can incorporate your favorite images into calendars and brochures or you can just stick to the basics and use Photo Express SE's retouching tools to make all of your pictures look their best.

Scan and Recognize Text

With its "Instant Access OCR" feature, Xerox TextBridge Pro 8.0 software allows documents to be scanned for editing directly with your word processing software. TextBridge is powerful and easy to use, capable of recognizing many different fonts at various sizes, quickly and accurately converting scanned documents into editable formats.


Internet File Save Formats

The included image editing software allows the Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP to save in JPEG and GIF file formats commonly used for Internet graphics. The GIF file format allows transparent areas and interlaced downloading.


The Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP is both rugged and reliable. 1200 CP scanners feature a one-year warranty, free technical support and are manufactured under strict ISO 9000 guidelines.

System Requirements

IBM PC or compatible with 75Mhz Pentium-based processor
Windows 95/98/NT 4.0
Super VGA color monitor
16-bit video card or higher
CD-ROM drive
16 MB of RAM (Windows 95/98)
32 MB of RAM (Windows NT4.0)
Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP)

Technical Specifications

Scanner Type  Flatbed
Scan Mode  True Color: 48-bits/pixel (software enhanced)
30-bits/pixel - internal
24-bits/pixel - external
 Gray: 10-bits/pixel - internal
8-bits/pixel - external
 Text/Line Art: 1 bit-pixel (2 levels)
Scanning Method Single-Pass
Scanning Area 8.5" x 11.7" (Max)
Resolution  Optical: 600 x 1200 dpi
 Software Enhanced: 19200 x 19200 dpi
Host Interface Connection  Enhanced Parallel Port
Light Source Contact Image Sensors
Voltage Requirements  100-120 VAC, 60Hz AC Adapter
Outputs 12 VDC to Scanner


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one question,
Was my answer so bad to give me a D?
This is the lowest grade you are able to give.
brunsAuthor Commented:
sorry for the low grade. But you gave me a lot a technical informations and not that much personal experiences I wanted.
Perhaps my question was not formulated very exactly. Sorry about that. I think at least the points are yours.
ok, get your point ;)
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