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Mustek BearPaw 1200TA

Mustek BearPaw 1200TA
alaScore 76

187 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Mustek BearPaw 1200TA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 187 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Mustek BearPaw 1200CU


Mutek's compact, space-saving scanner falls short in speed tests.

The $100 BearPaw 1200CU is best suited for home users who want a low-priced, compact scanner with easy-to-use buttons.

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Mustek BearPaw 1200F


A fast unit capable of handling heavy OCR work.

When the add-on automatic document feeder becomes available, the Mustek BearPaw 1200F could make an especially sensible choice for anyone who needs a fast unit capable of handling heavy OCR work. But if scan quality matters more to you, scanners such...

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Mustek BearPaw 1200


Consumer review by:

Mustek BearPaw 1200TA


I had a microteck scanner that went dead after 1 year, so i bourt this one. the scans are good only if you play with the driver setting. increase the brightness by 25% and the contrast by 10% and apply the blur filter at the low degree. The scans will...

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Mustek BearPaw 1200TA


Bought the machine through an AOL program but it gave the impression that a Mac user could operate the thing. I actually can get it to scan on my Mac but without the use of buttons. Just with soft ware and it's limited.

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Mustek BearPaw 1200TA


Documentation and directions if quite poor. Simple B&W copy of doc fails consistenly in Windows 98. Negative scanning poor; h/e/ 4x6 color prints scan well into Adobe. Web site non responsive to consumer.

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Mustek BearPaw 1200TA


it's cheap, it scans pics pretty well, the documentation is horrid and the negative scanning is pretty much useless (or I just can't do it correctly because of the lack of documentation), but it's worth the money in saved cost of photo CDs. just wish...

Consumer review by:

Mustek BearPaw 1200TA


I have adjusted allthe usb port is working, went thru allthe things that were advised and still no picture

Consumer review by:

Good scanner


Works great problem free stylish

Took quite a while to receive it from company

Product Specifications

The Mustek Be@rPaw CU series is the next generation in scanning. It was designed with decor in mind. It also includes a front panel with five easy-to-use buttons, which are attached to unique functions such as scanning, faxing, copying and e-mailing. This innovative scanner features Plug and Play scanning through a direct USB connection. Installation of the Be@rPaw CU couldn't be easier. Thanks to the power of the Universal Serial Bus connection, you simply plug the Be@rPaw CU scanner into the USB port on your Windows 98 computer. The USB interface permits faster image transfer rates than standard parallel port scanners (up to 12 MBPS) and enables "hot-swapping " so users can connect the scanner only when needed. The Be@rPaw CU 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 Be@rPaw CU's patented BDIT (Bit Depth Increased Technology) enhancement captures a 36-bit color image and enhances it to a brilliant 48-bit.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Model:1200 TA/1200CU/1200CU Plus/1200F
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mustek Be@rPaw


Color Depth:36-bit color/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:12-bit gray/16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:USB
Interface Type (2nd): None
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper/Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)/Transparencies / Plain paper/Transparencies / Plain paper / Slides / Film
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper/Film / Plain paper / Slides / Transparencies/Plain paper/Plain paper / Transparencies
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.6 / Apple MacOS 9.1 / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/Apple MacOS 8.6 or later / Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP