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Mustek Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP

Mustek Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP
alaScore 71

74 reviews

May, 2017

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 73 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 60/100. The average review date is Dec 18, 2000. We have compared these reviews to 153546 reviews from other Scanners. The alaScore™ for this product is 71/100 = Good. Last update: May 27, 2017.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Mustek Plug-n-Scan 1200 CP from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Scanners on

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May, 2017

Expert review by: (

Mustek Plug-N-Scan 1200 UB


The 1200 UB is a compact scanner for space-limited home or SOHO users looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-use, entry-level unit. But if speed and image quality are your priorities, the equally diminutive Canon CanoScan FB 630P is a better performer.

Apr, 2000

Consumer review by: paws4noel4xs (

Best Buy


Scanning images of pictures of family and hand created pictures come out great.


Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: kimberlina81 (

Great scanner, great price


FastCheapEasy to useUSBRelatively thin

software is limited, but that's no big deal

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: kimberlina81 (

Great scanner, great price


I love this scanner. I would recommend it to anyone, and I have. It was cheap, and is so easy to use ...

FastCheapEasy to useUSBRelatively thin

software is limited, but that's no big deal

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: jcruz1027 (

Good Scanner But You Get What You Pay For


Ever hear the term "you get what you pay for?" Well thats pretty much how I sum up the Mustek 1200CP.

Cheap, easy to use, XP compatible.

Slow, software bundle stinks, scans dark, no USB, unheard of manufacter.

Sep, 2002

Consumer review by: emmom (

Don't waste your money if this is your 1st scanner


I got this scanner as a gift a few years ago. I found it hard to install. Customer Service for Mustek was MIA. The only information I could get was from Mustek's web site.

NOT A GOOD 1st is hard to install, manual not detailed enough

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: jayp39 (

Getting old


This was my first scanner. I have been very happy with the image quality which it scans pictures at. For a scanner which was used quite frequently, this thing last me quite a while. I've had it for over 5 years, and it is just starting to malfunction,...

Superb image quality.

Slower than mud!

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: jakej86 (

Mustek is great


I had been wanting to get a scanner for some time because I like to use pictures on the computer and I wanted to scan some I had into the computer. On the other hand I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on one. When I finally decided to get one...

Great Quality, Easy to use, Nice Price.

A bit on the slow side.

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: sweetsue_98 (

A Simple Review About The Mustek Plug-n-Scan 1200 III EP !


Two years ago when I bought my previous computer, I decided to live on the edge of technology, and get a scanner. Although scanners have become almost as essential an item as a printer, two years ago, I thought it was a pretty big purchase. Also,...

Have proved to be an excellent multi-functional piece of hardware.

None, after two years

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: KCFemme (

Cheap AND Easy


After having all the problems I had with the HP 5300C Series, I was a little wary about purchasing another scanner. But I did it. I was at Walmart of all places and found one that I thought I might be able to use.

High Quality Scans, Easy to Use, Very Cheap

A little slow on the scanning

Mar, 2001

Product Specifications

Say hello to your scanning friend, ED. The Plug-n-Scan 1200 ED is a complete 48-bit color scanning system, which includes the tools needed to scan photographs, logos, illustrations, and text. The 1200 ED combines ultra-high resolution capabilities with slim styling and powerful image editing and OCR software. The Plug-n-Scan 1200 ED 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 ED's color depth enhancement captures a 30-bit color image, enhances it to a brilliant 48-bit palette with over 281 trillion colors! The Plug-n-Scan 1200 ED is a TWAIN compliant scanner who gets along with his imaging friends. Through TWAIN, ED can scan directly into many supported applications. The Plug-n-Scan 1200 ED 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. Users of Windows 98 need only to follow simple instructions to get ED up and scanning in a matter of minutes. 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.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Model:1200 CP/1200 ED/1200 III EP/1200 LP/1200 USB
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mustek Plug-n-Scan


Color Depth:36-bit color/48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Manual load
Form Factor:Desktop
Grayscale Depth:10-bit gray/12-bit gray/8-bit (256 gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP)/USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:600dpi
Max Supported Document Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/8.5 in x 14 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:8.5 in x 11.7 in/8.5 in x 14 in/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Media Feeder Type:Manual load
Supported Document Type:Plain paper / Bulk objects (such as books)
Supported Media Type:Bulk objects (such as books) / Plain paper
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition/Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98/Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0