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UFO Microfilm Scanning

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Generation Imaging is the go-to digital conversion company for UFO researchers for UFO microfilm scanning. The importance of the history of UFOs has never been more important as the United States federal government is taking the UFO phenomena seriously.

Many researchers understand the need for freedom of information, and are sharing Generation Imaging’s scanned images. Most of the UFO media Generation Imaging has scanned were from images on 16mm and 35mm roll film.

Located in South Florida, Generation Imaging has 16mm and 35mm microfilm scanners, microfiche scanners, aperture card scanners, document scanners, and color slide scanners.

The format of converted images can be JPEGs, PDFs, or TIFFs. Many researchers like to do their own image enhancements and processing, so Generation Imaging usually delivers raw format without additional compression. However, if requested Generation Imaging can run some image processing, OCR, or indexing.

Generation Imaging has scanned thousands of UFO related microfilm images which were originally from UFO magazines, UFO books, UFO newsletters, UFO government reports, and UFO civilian reports. Whether you are a believer, skeptic, researcher, or government official, please consider utilizing Generation Imaging’s scanning services to scan digital images.

If you have access to UFO collections and want to be more productive, feel free to contact Generation Imaging for a free scanning quote. Generation Imaging will never try to overcharge or take advantage of UFO researchers who are on a budget.

Generation Imaging values your privacy and will never share the UFO images or media with anyone, nor your identity without your permission.

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Your One-Stop Microfiche Scanning Services Solution

High Quality Microfiche Scanning Services

Generation Imaging is a microfiche scanning company located in South Florida. It has serviced hundreds of clients, including imaging resellers, financial institutions, schools, insurance companies, colleges, engineers, homeowners associations, government agencies, researchers, military veterans, libraries, and many others.

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Does Your Microfiche Reader Need Repair?

As we march on into the 21st century, there are still remnants of an analog tech industry: you, your institution or your office may still be using microfiche on a daily basis, for an occasional request, or just as an archive. Part of the archaic method is to use a reader printer to read or print individual images.

That process can best be described as a band-aid and the general mentality is that it’s less expensive compared to digitizing the entire microfiche collection. However, a true cost benefit analysis must be considered before disregarding a microfiche conversion possibility.

Those microfiche readers were not built to last, and more and more users are reporting a lack of technical support, a need for spare parts, upgrades, or replacements. All of these searches may come up short in today’s economic times and advanced technological leaps.

What is Microfiche Scanning?

Microfiche scanning is the act of converting microfiche to digital images. Your entire fiche card or collection can be transferred to an output media such as CD, DVD, or external hard drive, or uploaded to a server, PCs, or internet. The benefits of converting an analogue media to digital media are numerous.

The resulting images can be in any image format; some common ones are TIFF, PDF, or JPEG. The frames of a microfiche may be outputted as individual files (called “single page”) or wrapped up into one file containing a fiche or name (called “multi-page”).

Microfiche Scanner Price vs Microfiche Scanning Price

Microfiche scanning is a specialized skill, and requires the correct equipment, experienced management, trained employees, a rigid set of procedures, the proper network configuration, parts and maintenance, insurance, office space, and many other factors. Microfiche scanning is a niche industry and although it is logical to presume that it would be cheaper to buy a microfiche scanner than to subcontract scanning services, that is actually not true in most cases.

A new high-quality, high-production microfiche scanner can run around $55,000 each depending on the make and model. Consider a mandatory maintenance plan and labor as well. A used microfiche scanner is slightly cheaper, of course, but understand that most are sold “as is” with no warranty or guarantees after a 30-day period (if that).

Generation Imaging offers very low microfiche scanning prices. Depending on how many microfiche cards in your collection it could a small flat rate fee for a small project or a tiny charge per image on large volume microfiche projects. Generation Imaging provides professional experience: microfiche scanning is both an art and science, and G.I. Partners has the high-end equipment, expert employees, and workflow procedure all ready right now.

The Benefits of Microfiche Scanning Conversion

Subcontracting the microfiche conversion to Generation Imaging is a relatively quick and painless process. Here are some benefits.

Microfiche to digital image saves space.
Microfiche scanning saves the time and labor of searching through file cabinets or using reader printers.
A microfiche conversion will save money for you in the long run.
Having a digital copy allows unlimited duplication, copying, emailing, uploading, and sharing.
With a microfiche’s images in your possession, you know have two copies: an analog and a digital; you can use the originals as an emergency backup if you wish.

The Different Types of Microfiche

The term microfiche can apply to various types of media. The basic characteristic that links microfiche is that they contain frames on a flat plastic sheet (as opposed to a spool of film, color slide, paper document, or cut-out cardboard aperture card). Here is a brief description of the different types of microfiche:

16mm jackets: These were originally contained on roll film strips and have been cut down and inserted into open jacket sleeves. May contain anywhere from 1 to 90 frames, although there are always exceptions to any rule regarding generalizing microfiche properties.

16mm duplicate jackets: These no longer contain the open sleeves; copies of jackets. May be black, blue, purple, or other colors depending on the duplication process.

35mm jackets: Usually very large frames (like blueprints or drawings), containing around 1-6 frames.

35mm duplicate jackets: A copy of a jacket with no open sleeves.

COM fiche: Computer generated microfiche, theoretically with perfectly aligned rows and columns. Usually packed with 208-270 images, unless some columns are not full.

Duplicated COM fiche: Same as COM fiche, but usually blue, purple, or another color. One issue that may arise is that the duplication method was wrong, so the COM fiche becomes skewed (crooked) or out of focus (rare).

Rewritable microfiche: Sometimes referred to as AB Dick or Microx, these are generally very light, and may look like duped jackets, but are evenly spaced, and contain “blank” frames.

Step and repeat microfiche: “Step-and-repeat” fiche were created with a special camera (also called 105mm film). They are more straight and even than jacket fiche, but have a varied image count, usually 60-300 images. They mostly contain manuals from Yahama, Suzuki, Ford, GM, Harley, Kawasaki, lab notebooks, books, etc.

Ultrafiche: These are like “super COM fiche” or “giant step-and-repeat” microfiche. There may be up to 500 very tiny frames on ultrafiche.

How To Start Your Microfiche Conversion

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School Records Scanning (Microfiche and Paper)

Ocala County has inked a deal to hire a scanning company to convert school records to digital image. The district will spend $212,500 the first year to hire a company to scan in 997 boxes employee files and 1,251 boxes of current student files. These boxes have around 4.5 million documents. The district will pay $206,600 for computer hardware for online storage, $10,658 for pickup, delivery and shredding, and an annual system maintenance cost of $45,350. The district will also spend $135,674 to scan in 22,500 microfiche and 500 more boxes of student records in Year Two. This second year cost will be $185,024.

Without knowing the details of the school records and requirements, these prices seem like a large corporation won this bid. Such corporations have a large overhead, pay tens of thousands on insurance, and are well-connected. If you work for a school or school district and are looking for a microfiche or paper scanning price quote, feel free to contact Generation Imaging for a more realistic pricing structure, i.e. a much lower cost and simpler solutions.

Generation Imaging has converted numerous records from various schools around America, and references are available upon request. From microfiche to microfilm to documents, your school records- whether they be student, employee, building, or financial records- will be taken care of by Generation Imaging.

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Converting School Records to PDF

Scanning School Records is Our Speciality

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Generation Imaging is your one-stop provider for converting school records, including permanent record cards. We have helped numerous schools and school districts by scanning their records to PDF, JPEG, or TIFF.  The benefits are threefold: 1) disaster recovery; 2) space; and 3) instant retrieval.

Most schools keep their student records and personnel records  under lock and key, however they have no backup or contingency plan for a disaster. Sending the permanent records to Generation can solve that problem. Digitizing the records will allow the school to have electronic copies which can be loaded unto multiple computers, server, CD, or DVD.

 

There’s no question that an older school, college, or university can easily run out of room, especially with paper records. Even microfilmed school records cost space. However, converting records to digital eliminates the need to dedicate rooms for storage.

The third major benefit of converting school records to digital images is instant retrieval: no more hunting and searching through draws or using microfilm viewers. With digital school records, the images can be named by student, teacher, SSN, policy number, or other field. Once the school has the converted records, the files can be e-mailed and printed easily.

School, universities, and colleges have different methods of storing their permanent record cards. The media could be paper documents, manila envelopes, microfiche, or microfilm.

Although the end result is the same, the actual processes to convert documents to image, microfiche to image, or microfiche to image various and use different scanners. CONTACT US

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2012 Microfilm Scanning Update

Microfilm scanning has been transferring microfilm documents to digital images for many years and chances are that we have all benefited from the benefits in one way or another. After all, microfilm scanning has been used to convert microfilms from libraries, banks, hospitals and many other common organizations.

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