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Happy New Year from Generation Imaging

The staff at Generation Imaging wishes you a happy and prosperous New Year. Initial polls show people are more hopeful this year than the last few years, so let’s hope that it translates into happiness and work for everyone.

As far as Generation Imaging goes, the growing Florida microfilm scanning company has posted increased revenues and profits every year since it has started thanks to its competitive prices, no corporate overhead, and efficient work.

Generation Imaging would like to thank all of its clients for using its microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, color slides, and document scanning services, in addition to 16mm archive writing services. Generation Imaging realizes that the client is always right, that prices need to be low in this current economy, that deadlines need to be met, and that if you are a reseller confidentiality will be respected. CONTACT US

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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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Trusting a Microfilm Scanning Company

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Although in today’s economy price has become the main dictator for many when choosing a microfilm scanning company to perform such scanning services as microfilm conversion, microfiche digitizing, aperture card scanning, microfilming, archive writing, paper scanning, and other processes, trust should go a long way as well.

What is trust? For a business-to-business relationship that means Generation Imaging understands that you have deadlines and need a certain standard of quality. Many times in this industry there is confidentially with subcontracting microfilm scanning, and Generation Imaging respects that.

Damian Hospital, who has been the customer service point-man for the last two decades in this industry has never violated confidentiality or gone after end clients for subcontracted microfilm jobs. Damian has never manipulated clients in bid situations and always gives the same price if two or more companies are competing for the same project. Damian is an extension of your production crew, sales team, and technical support.

Dan Gandul’s reputation for honesty and integrity is well known throughout the Florida microfilm scanning production circles- some even say he’s too honest. Dan and Damian both do the right thing when it comes to pricing, service, business ethics, and communication. GI has the personal references to show this.

Damian and Dan are not afraid or shy to put their faces on the front page because Generation Imaging’s whole appeal is that these two men will be 100% responsible for your microfilm project. When it comes to skill, Damian and Dan are known as the cream of the crop when it comes to setting up scanners up and running production here in Sunny Florida- bar none- just ask around. When it comes to digital imaging technical skill, you can be rest assured that Generation Imaging will bring out the best potential of your images and microfilm.

Dan and Damian have put their reputations on the line with Generation Imaging and they will not let you down.  GI is willing to scan one roll or one microfiche for a small minimum fee, and GI stands ready to scan large volume microfilm and microfiche projects. GI is open-minded and strives for mutually beneficial partnerships.

About the Co-Founders of Generation Imaging

Daniel Gandul and Damian Hospital worked together at Lorien Technologies for over ten years. Damian Hospital held senior position in marketing and customer service. He played a major role in developing customer relations, assisting with technical expertise, training key production personnel, and servicing  customer accounts. In addition, Damian is a technical writer and scanner operator.

Daniel Gandul was a co-founder of Lorien Technologies and was the VP of production operations. As part of the senior management team, he was also responsible for developing company plans and company budgets. Prior to Lorien Technologies, Daniel worked for First American Real Estate solutions for over 22 years. He was part of the management team and had the responsibilities for the operation of multiple production departments, including the development and operations of the microfilm scanning department. CONTACT US

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16mm Kodak Document Archive Writer

16mm archive writingDigital Image to Microfilm Conversion-  If you are looking for analog backup of digital images, Generation Imaging provides 16mm archive writing. A Kodak archive writer can create excellent duplicates of the images on 16mm roll film. Our microfilm processing lab develops the film in accordance with ANSI standards.

Some organizations or government municipalities require a microfilm backup of their digital images (which had been created by document scanning or at some previous time with microfilm scanning). This is usually a requirement for many counties. This digital to microfilm process is called archive writing, and it requires a Kodak archive writer or other type of document archive writer. It also requires a filming lab and the ability to work with chemicals.

16mm archive writers or other methods of microfilming digital images are used to produce a microfilm version of the TIFFs or PDFs, for the purposes of storing the microfilm for long term protection of the information. For example, if you have a microfilm backup, but disaster has struck and you lost the digital images, Generation Imaging can remake the digital images from the microfilm by scanning the microfilm.

A couple of facts about 16mm archive writing that archive writer manufacturers don’t really like to advertise:

There are reduction ratio limitations and document size limitations with 16mm archive writers. Reducing maps or drawings that were originally scanned from 35mm roll film will most likely result in poor quality frames, because the images would have to be resized before sent through the 16mm archive writer. Resizing images to fit the 16mm archive writing process will make text blurry. There are other options, of course, but they require different equipment, so be sure to know the maximum document size of your project.

16mm archive writers will “error out” if they encounter a corrupt TIFF file or PDF file or if there is an oversized image. A corrupt image file has bad tags. Many times they are sub-pages in a multi-page file, and the page cannot display properly. Other times the page can display properly but a fluke happened when the image was created by scanning. Generation Imaging will notify you ASAP if we encounter issues like that and work with you to resolve them.

Anyway, that’s about it when it comes to bumps on the road with archive writing: most projects don’t have corrupt image problems. We just wanted to give you the heads up, and for you to be rest assured that we can find solutions for any of these issues. Generation Imaging can create blipped film for you if your images are grouped in folders or multi-page images. If they are not already grouped, we can even perform indexing functions to break them properly.

We look forward to providing you the 16mm archive writing service. CONTACT US

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