MICROFILM SCANNING

 

microfilm scanning, microfiche scanning, 35  mm

By scanning and converting your aperture cards or microfilm archives to digital images, you can eliminate the manual and time-consuming processes associated with retrieving aperture cards and the costs and headaches associated with obsolete aperture card reader-printers. Once scanned, the information on the card can be made available to an unlimited number of users.

Microfilm  & Microfiche to Digital Image


The first big leap in avoiding loss of files and the expense of storage space was microfilm. The benefits of microfilm are that once a document is filmed and indexed, it can’t be misfiled and it is very hard to lose. The downside of microfilm is that special equipment is needed to create, view, and print the documents. However, since the cost to copy and store film is much less than the cost for copying and storing paper, it is feasible to have backups of your data stored off-site for disaster preparedness.
 
The cost of microfilming your documents is less than that of digital scanning, and microfilming can be accomplished in less time. In addition, the detail possible with microfilm is unsurpassed. If your documents are just being archived and are seldom used for information retrieval, microfilming is the most cost-effective storage solution, and the recovered floor space could offset most of the cost.

APERTURE CARD SCANNING, microfilm scanning to PDF

APERTURE CARDS

Aperture cards have been historically used to store technical information such as blueprints and engineering drawings. Many companies recognize the need to protect and preserve this valuable data, while also making the data contained on them easier to access for viewing, sharing and printing. We're able to capture Hollerith data during scanning retrieving information about the image in a usable database that can be used for indexing. Typical scanning resolution is 200 to 300 dpi.

BENEFITS

By scanning and converting your aperture card archives to digital images, you can eliminate the manual and time-consuming processes associated with retrieving aperture cards and the costs and headaches associated with obsolete aperture card reader-printers. Once scanned, the information on the card can be made available to an unlimited number of users.
 
As the aperture card is scanned, key data elements can be automatically indexed, increasing the overall value and usefulness of the information by greatly speeding up the search and retrieval process for your digital files.

MICROFILM SCANNING TO PDF, roll film, 35mm

The ability to turn microfilm to digital images in a "fast response mode" for important document retrieval has been an asset our customers have come to rely on.
 

  • 16mm and 35mm - Both formats available, for all types of documents and engineering drawings.

  • 105mm - Roll film to easier retrieval.

  • Duplication - Silver duplication

 

MICROFILM & MICROFICHE

  • 16mm film

  • 35mm film

  • Various lengths covered (100' or 215' are most common formats)

  • "Blipped" or "Unblipped" film

  • Simplex (One image per frame)-

  • Duplex (Two images per frame)

  • Positive or Negative Images

ROLL FILM & MICROFILM

PRIVACY and SECURITY

 

Privacy and security of your physical and scanned records is our highest priority.  Once documents are scanned, they are securely stored and shredded only when ready with customer written authorization.

 

We understand the risks associated with the movement of client documents.  That’s why we track all documents from the initial pickup, through the production process, and to delivery through a documented chain of custody.  We provide secure transport during document pickup and delivery services, and we offer encrypted media delivery upon request.  Our document security includes:

 

  • Local pickup and delivery by USA IMAGING personal with security clearance

  • Transmittal sheets required at each drop-off and delivery by authorized personnel

  • Documents secured at every point

  • Delivery media encrypted upon request

  • Document chain of custody

  • All documents treated as confidential