September 22, 2009
Microfilm scanner costs
Depending on your needs you may be in the market to buy microfilm scanners. I’m sure you have noticed that Mekel, Wicks & Wilson, NextScan, Sunrise, and other microfilm scanner companies don’t go out of their way to publish the final cost of microfilm scanners (for 16mm roll film or 35mm roll film scanning). Here’s a nice rule of thumb: $60,000 for one.
If you are looking for microfilm scanner resellers or want to buy a microfilm scanner on eBay- I’m praying for you. With no maintenance plan, support, or lisenced software it truly is buyer beware. Trust me, if you’ve been around microfilm scanners for the decades that I have been, you would know how a used microfilm scanner needs a lot of mainetence or may not even work at all. You can pick up old microfilm scanners from $10,000 to $30,000- at your own risk.
If you have microfilm that needs to be digitally converted (no matter how big or small), contact Generation Imaging in Florida; you don’t have to worry about buying microfilm scanners from ebay or direct- Generation Imaging will convert the 16mm or 35mm roll film for you at a cheap price when compared to the time, labor, and maintenance that goes into buying a microfilm scanner on your own.