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Microfiche Scanning and Conversion

Microfiche to PDF or Digital Image

Microfiche can be digitized into file image formats using microfiche scanners. We can scan microfiche no matter how big or small your potential project is. At wholesale prices, we can convert the following microfiche types: COM fiche, jacket fiche, ultrafiche,16mm, 35mm, large format microfiche, positive, negative, rewritable (Microx or AB Dick) and step-and-repeat.

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Benefits of Microfiche Scanning

  • Images take up less storage space than physical microfiche
  • They are easy to retrieve and transfer
  • Images can be duplicated easily and safely
  • The risk of loss drops significantly, and risk of damage, completely
  • No more using or fixing reader printers or microfiche viewers
  • No need to overpay a company to manage your documents offsite
  • Microfiche scanning cost is less than buying a new scanner

Why Choose Generation Imaging for a Microfiche Conversion to Digital Image?

We believe our microfiche scanning company distinguishes itself from the crowd. Trust us, we know how frustrating it could be to search for the right microfiche services company. The main reasons to use Generation Imaging for your microfiche conversion are as follows:

  • Wholesale scanning prices: Yes, we know price is the #1 concern and question about microfiche digitization service. We do not mark up prices, subcontract, or overcharge. Get your free microfiche scanning cost quotation today.
  • Dedicated and experienced team. With over 30 years of experience, we have seen all types of microfiche. From standard jackets to unusual microfiche, we have the answers.
  • We have top notch customer service and a quick turnaround. We are not a faceless organization. We are located in Florida, United States yet assist clients from all around the world. We have had no shipping mishaps. We realize you may prefer a local microfiche scanning company, but we bet we can outperform them.
  • Specialized. Unlike other scanning bureaus or companies which sell microfiche scanners, microfiche supplies, data management software, microfiche reader printers, printers, microfiche equipment or cloud-based hosting, we actually focus and specialize in the niche of microfiche scanning. The microfiche conversion is the most important part of the project because if the work is not done correctly, the images will be worthless to read, index, process, print, or use.

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Signs You Should Invest in Microfiche Scanning

When Should You Convert Microfiche?

Okay, so you either work with microfiche in your office OR you have come across a project which requires microfiche conversion. What are the signs saying you should invest in microfiche scanning?

You Have Too Many Microfiche

It may be hard to organize and work with thousands of microfiche cards on a daily basis or even to deal with the occasional microfiche request. On one end of the coin, you may have gotten used to dealing with so many microfiche- and perhaps it is even job security- but if you want to make your life easier and save your organization money, you might as well bite the bullet now. In fact, you may be surprised how inexpensive a microfiche conversion is compared to the labor already invested.

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Your Microfiche is Decaying

Microfiche will get damaged from overuse, light, poor humidity, chemicals, water, cockroaches, and poor storage. If the microfiche starts to smell badly (like vinegar) you need to scan that microfiche as soon as possible or risk catastrophic loss. If you are not currently using standard microfiche preservation techniques, you are in trouble.

How to Perform Microfiche Scanning

If you or your organization has COM fiche, 35mm or 16mm microfiche jackets, step and repeat microfiche, or other types of microfiche, I’m sure you have wondered about how to digitize microfiche to PDF. The simplest way is to simply e-mail or call a scanning company like Generation Imaging to get a microfiche scanning quote.

Microfiche scanning requires specialized machinery called microfiche scanners, manufactured by such companies as Mekel, Sunrise, NextScan, and others. Microfiche scanners are not easy to set up and require microfiche scanner maintenance plans, experienced labor, and a whole network configuration. They also cost a ton of money.

Converting microfiche to digital images makes your life easier. Many microfilm government RFP bids require microfiche conversions as well, so if you come across a microfiche conversion job, feel free to contact this scanning company and see how you’d like to partner up. CONTACT US

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Microfiche Conversion Benefits

A microfiche scanning conversion has advantages. The resulting images can be indexed and searched easily so you can find the document you want, irregardless if you know what other files it is goes with. The images can be accessed by many people at the same time, whereas whoever has the microfiche card only has the file.

Using microfiche scanners, it is possible to transfer digital images to microfiche so in the future, someone could look all vital statistics up online. If you have microfiche, that ought to be your source for digital images, not going back to original paper documents, which can be hard to handle or may not exist.

Should You Convert All Your Microfiche?

It is easier if you image every document, and more complex if you specify which documents to image. You may do usage studies, and solicit opinions about which documents should or should not be retained. However, the safest answer is to “scan everything”.

If you decide to exclude microfiche from getting digitized, someone will think it was significant. With the cost of digital storage media and microfiche scanning at an all-time low (if you use Generation Imaging), it will cost you more to get a legal opinion to explain why. The same goes for the “How far back do I go?” question. If you have microfiche sitting around, get them scanned and out of your your way as soon as possible.

What are the Types of Microfiche Images?

We digitize microfiche to PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and their varied subtypes. They can be multipage or single page files, in folders or the root. They can be imported into any electronic document system.

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