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

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Generation Imaging Is The Complete Microfilm Scanning Service Provider

A recent search for Microfilm Scanning Services suggests that many people are looking for some sort of microfilm to digital conversion but may be getting confused with the various naming conventions. It is easy to get lost in the lingo. The difference between microfilm to digital conversion and microfilm conversion to digital, as well as other expressions, all relate to the more general term of microfilm scanning services. However, a microfilm scanning service provider like Generation Imaging can provide many other services that all fall under the umbrella. Microfilm scanning services can also include many other microfilm conversion to digital such as 16mm microfilm to digital conversion, 35mm microfilm conversion to digital and many other microfilm types.Generation Imaging Is The Complete Microfilm Scanning Service Provider

An organization or individual searching for a microfilm scanning service does not need to be an expert in this matter, and should do the best in finding one. Finding a true microfilm scanning service provider helps eliminate some frustrations down the line. As an example, I have talked to customers that needed a microfilm to digital conversion. After further clarification, the customer actually needed a company that had various types of digital microfilm scanners. In this case, the customer identified the source as one type of microfilm when in fact, he had various types that required different microfilm to digital conversion methods. Generation Imaging is a true microfilm scanning service provider equipped with the proper digital microfilm scanners to support all of the customers need.

Microfilm scanning services in today’s age go much further than the traditional microfilm to digital conversion. There are many other things to consider before and after the microfilm conversion to a digital formats. In most instances, the end user is only interested in the end result. For example, John from the genealogical society, wants to transfer his microfilm records to digital so that he can provide all the records online to many interested users. He contacts a microfilm scanning service provider for the solution. Although he has a clear goal, the microfilm scanning service company should provide guidance to keep John out of trouble. A successful microfilm scanning service company should find out how John will be searching for the information and offer solutions like OCR (optical character recognition ), or some other type if indexing format. Also, the microfilm scanning service providers needs to be able to perform microfilm to digital conversion on all of the different types of microfilm that John has in storage so that his image library may be complete. To support this, the microfilm scanning service provider needs to be equipped with digital microfilm scanners for 16mm microfilm, 35mm microfilm, and many other microfilm types.

In addition to indexing and OCR, a microfilm scanning service company should be able to perform data processing to achieve the ultimate goal. After the microfilm to digital conversion is complete, and the data has been indexed according to specifications, the final product may required that the images get wrapped into multi-page pdf files, or some other file structure. The microfilm scanning service providers should be able to handle all of the necessary steps to achieve the best possible results that our current technology offers. Check the services at Generation Imaging for your microfilm conversion needs.

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Records Scanning and Old Microfilm Systems

Records scanning is closing a gap that widens as technology advances. A good way to view this is to compare requirements to use system before and after records scanning. By this I mean comparing a system that uses hardcopy format records and one that made use of records scanning and is all digital imaging.

Microfilm Archive  Uptimized by Records Scanning

A government office in Chicago Illinois is now in the process of converting harcopy documents to microfiche. This would not include records scanning because the documents are instead filmed and then place on microfiche. The microfiche retrieval system will create a hardcopy type system without the benefit of advanced technology. Records scanning is more in tune with computer and internet systems.

Faster and more efficient services has always lead the way. Records scanning fits right inline and serves the purpose of fulfilling this need. Records scanning enables advanced systems to take advantage of the digital images to provide a fully automated storage and retrieval system. Prior to records scanning, a microfilm system requires lots of human intervention that is much slower and more expensive to maintain. Nevertheless, some companies still need to maintain a microfilm system. But, sooner or later, records scanning will probably be considered, if not for efficiency, for safety issues. Microfilm has a limited life span as well. There are many other reasons for records scanning and the best way to become aware of this is to contact a professional.

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Microfilm Scanning Bureau

Microfilm scanning

Generation Imaging is a scanning bureau that uses the right kind of digital microfilm scanner to convert your microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, and Kodak slides. Generation Imaging’s staff has decades of experience with using different types of digital microfilm scanners from various scanner manufacturers, like Sunrise, NextScan, Wicks & Wilson, Canon, Minolta, E Image Data, and others.

Generation Imaging is able to keep your microfilm scanning price down because of their low overhead. G.I. is an ideal partner for other scanning bureaus who wish to outsource microfilm scanning projects.

Why would other scanning bureaus that have scanning equipment outsource to Generation Imaging? There are quite a few reasons:

1) Scanning Costs- Depending on the volume, time-frame, and labor costs of your microfilm scanning project, it is very possible that G.I.’s scanning costs may actually be lower. Some scanning bureaus don’t have a smooth microfilm scanning production set up and it can really be a hassle sometimes.

2) Scanning equipment- not all digital microfilm scanners are created equal- some name brands are better than others, some scanners have additional modules, higher resolutions, more imaging filters, and faster image output rates. At the most basic level, some scanning bureaus don’t have a microfilm scanner, microfiche scanner, aperture card scanner, or Kodak slide scanner.

3) Work Overflow– there are some microfilm scanning projects that are so big, that a scanning bureau needs to either buy a new digital scanner or partner up with another scanning bureau. Some scanning bureaus can be hit with a bunch of smaller projects that need to be outsourced as well.

4) Film Scanning service– at Generation Imaging, co-founders Damian Hospital and Dan Gandul are trustworthy, efficient, productive, technically orientated, and practice outstanding customer service.

5) Corporate pricing– some scanning bureaus get handcuffed by their corporate office when it comes to giving low prices for an internal microfilm conversion. Subcontracting the film scanning service to G.I. is an excellent alternative.

6) Microfilm government RFP bids- in addition to offering low microfilm, microfiche, and aperture card scanning prices so scanning bureaus can be in a better position to win government RFPs, G.I. also provides other micrographic services, such as microfilming, archive writing, Florida document scanning, microfilm duplication, paper blowback printing, and more. CONTACT US

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List of Generation Imaging Services

Generation Imaging offers a wide-range of digital imaging and microfilm scanning services, such as:

  • 16mm and 35mm microfilm scanning
  • microfiche scanning
  • aperture card scanning
  • microfilming
  • archive writing
  • Florida document scanning
  • high volume color slides
  • data entry and indexing
  • image processing (PDF, TIFF, OCR conversions)
  • Paper blowbacks (printing)

G.I. Partners, LLC of Florida is very open-minded about providing services for you even if you have your own microfilm equipment.  Sometimes it may be more cost-effective or quicker to subcontract work to us. We can offer excellent pricing for RFP government bids as well. We want to foster mutually beneficial business-to-business relationships. CONTACT US

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Microfilm Scanning

GI Partners Florida

Generation Imaging is a microfilm scanning company founded by G.I. Partners, LLC of Florida, and is run by Damian Hospital and Dan Gandul. We are composed of the most experienced and detail orientated microfilm scanner operators, managers, and customer service representatives in the United States. No microfilm or microfiche scanning job is too big or too small for us- we stand ready for 20 million images or one roll. Due to the hit the economy has taken, GI realizes and understands the importance of offering low microfilm conversion prices and low microfiche scanning prices. However, do not let our below market microfilm scanning prices make you think your project will be rushed out- Generation Imaging has assembled an experience quality control team, and uses the latest software to ensure your images are top-notch.

Please contact Damian Hospital directly at 954-851-6970 or Dan Gandul directly at 786-227-3042  and by e-mail damian@generationimaging or dan@generationimaging. Dan and Damian want you to be Generation Imaging’s business parter, and they are more than willing to assist you with technical questions, assist with government RFPs, and remember- there’s no such thing as a “stupid question”. In the microfilm scanning industry, many people use different terms, and since microfilm scanning is a niche market, we understand that some processes may be foreign or new to some. Damian and Dan have the patience, knowledge, and take care of you as a client by being fully and quickly accessible. Anyone who has done business with Damian Hospital from the customer service end, knows that he responds faster than an automated robot and will not rest until you are satisfied. Dan Gandul is matchless when it comes to explaining microfilm scanning production.

With a dedicated staff with years of micrographics and digital imaging experience, the Generation Imaging team have been providing digital microfilm conversions and image indexing services for government agencies, microfilm service bureaus, large corporations, small businesses, and other organizations since the 1980’s. With the recent economic hardships, GI has been able to gather a team with a wealth of professional microfilm scanning experience.

Using the best microfiche scanners, microfilm scanners, and aperture card scanners,  indexing software , Quality Control methods, and image processing software, our digital imaging conversion includes not only includes microfilm scanning services, but we are just as efficient in microfiche scanning, aperture card conversion, Florida document imaging, OCR, autocrop, manual crop, deskew, TIFF to PDF, multi-tiff, multi-pdf, CSV files, txt files, duplex image splitting, fully-customizable imaging processes, creating databases , microfilming, microfilm duplication, and other microfilm and microfiche processes.

Generation Imaging’s microfilm scanning services include scanning all types of microform, such as 16mm roll film, 35mm roll film, 16mm 3m or Kodak cartridges, 16mm COM continuous film, duplex film, aperture cards, source document jacketed fiche, 35mm fiche, oversized large format fiche, 35mm color slides, and other media.

In addition to our relatively low overhead, new technology applications has played a major role in microfilm scanning cost cut. Over the past few years, improvements in image capturing and processing tools, faster processing capabilities, and development of more efficient scanning equipment, has increase productivity many times over what it was just a few years ago. For example, for 16mm roll film, you can expect to see an 80% lower scan cost from the early 2000’s. This price trend started before the current economy changes took affect.

Our clients will benefit from the price cuts, but another important advantage is that we all benefit from quality and service improvements also. Although the microfilm scanning cost has been lowered, the quality of the output images has been increasing . We can now capture and process images with much higher quality standards, thanks to the advancements of the latest systems available.

For Dan, Damian, and the rest of the Generation Imaging team, it is  a pleasure to serve your microfilm scanning needs. Please feel free to contact us for microfilm quotes or project details.

Damian Hospital damian@generationimaging
954-851-6970 (cell)

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