October 21, 2013
The Reality of Outsourcing Microfilm Scanning (U.S. Domestic vs Overseas)
Guest Article by Tony Simon
There is a huge misconception about outsourcing microfilm scanning work overseas to China, India, and other Asian countries: mainly that it is cheaper to send microfilm and microfiche work abroad than to get that work completed in the U.S. or Canada. Let’s look at some reasons why this is a misconception, and a great alternative.
Reason #1: Shipping Costs
If you are sending boxes and boxes of heavy microfilm or microfiche, you can bet that the shipping costs alone will eat away at the savings you get using a company that scans microfilm overseas.
Reason #2: Quality
As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. When you are sending microfilm conversion work to a company far, far away, the risk is higher that the quality of the work will not be up to your standards. If this is a problem, you will be arguing with a person on the other side of the plan to rescan your images.
Reason #3: Your Microfilm is Half a World Away
Do you really want your precious microfilm copy of your documents sent on a boat or a plane to some far off place? Sure, you can duplicate the images and send the dupes to be scanned. However, duplicate copies of microfilm or microfiche are lower quality than originals. Is that what you want: unreadable digital images that force you to go back to the original microfilm?
The solution: Generation Imaging
With Generation Imaging, you can ship original microfilm and microfiche with confidence that the images will be scanned and stored within the United States, in a secure location. Even if you send duplicates, the expert scanner operators at Generation Imaging will use their years of experience to give you the best image quality possible.
When it comes to shipping, the cost will be less expensive to send your microfilm scanning project to Generation Imaging if you are anywhere in North America or the Caribbean.
Quality control is a top priority at Generation Imaging. With our state-of-the-art NextScan machines and software, we are able to insure that your microfilm and microfiche conversion project will be clean and complete. If you do encounter problems or have any questions, our service representatives are ready to assist you and resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Plus, with Generation Imaging residing in Florida, you have the knowledge that you could personally visit the production facility with relative ease: no 20 hour flights around the globe and crazy jet lag!