New Economy; New Rules: Discounted Microfilm Scanning, Microfiche Scanning, Aperture Card Scanning, and Imaging Services

Author: GenerationImaging

Microfiche scanning

The first thing that comes to mind to people who hear the term “microfiche” is libraries, but the reality is that many organizations use microfiche as a filing system, like insurance companies, medical offices, or governments. Yes, it’s true there are many organizations and private individuals that handle microfiche on a daily basis to access their information.

This has been a common practice for many years, but microfiche scanning technologies has been changing this dynamic. Whether you have 16mm jacketed microfiche, 35mm microfiche in jackets, COM fiche, step-and-repeat microfiche, or other types of microfiche that store your documents, you are probably thinking there has to be a better way to access the records.

Organizations around the world have taken advantage of microfiche scanning technology and have converted microfiche to digital images. The advantages are obvious when you think of it: eliminates storage cost, allows instant retrieval of information, has the ability to transfer data anywhere, and saves labor. The bottom line is that digitizing microfiche to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, or any digital image format has made it easy for such organizations to make this microfiche conversion decision.

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Microfilm scanning from Generation Imaging

Hi, and welcome to Generation Imaging’s microfilm scanning blog. We hope to provide educational resources for microfilm scanning, microfilm scanners, roll film conversion processing, archiving microfilm, microfilm RFP bids, and much more.

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Converting microfilm to digital image is a niche industry- but, as they say, it’s a living. For the people that manage and operate Generation Imaging- it is a FUN living, have been in the microfilm digitizing industry since the early 1990’s, and know¬†every little detail about microfilm.

So../what is microfilm and why is microfilm important? Microfilm is generally measured 16mm or 35mm across, and are hopefully stored in reel spools or 3M or Kodak cartridges. I say hopefully because sometimes we have seen unspooled roll film, which needs to be reeled. Microfilm is used for archiving, research purposes, and some organizations use microfilm to look up insurance records, school records, medical records, or government records. Microfilm are created by reducing paper documents into image frames with a specialized microfilm camera.

The process of microfilm scanning converts microfilm to digital images, like  TIFFs, PDFs, JPEGS, or other file formats- and the images can be black-and-white (bi-tonal) or grayscale. The benefits of converting microfilm to PDF or other format are obvious- no more manually searching old microfilm in a microfilm viewer. You can also make an unlimited number of digital copies, have the images indexed, uploaded to systems or the Internet, modify them, print them out, and you eliminate the need to waste valuable space storing microfilm.

A microfilm scanning company should have the experience and technical know-how to transfer microfilm to TIFF. In the new economy, a microfilm scanning company should also have the best price- to be competitive microfilm scanning companies have been reducing the cost of microfilm to encourage and stimulate the economy. CONTACT US

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