Microfiche Scanning Services
We scan microfiche into digital images and convert all different types: 16mm and 35mm jacketed microfiche- both original and duplicates, step and repeat microfiche, rewritable microfiche, and COM. Our microfiche conversion company delivers fast turnaround times at a low cost.
Microfiche Scanning Equipment
We use NextScan microfiche scanners to digitize microfiche. These microfiche machines are high-production, high-quality scanners. These are not inexpensive microfiche scanners. Because they are much faster than a microfiche scanner you may see at a library or clerk’s office, we can offer low costs at the image or microfiche card level, when compared to you actually going out and buying a microfiche scanner.
With decades years of experience dating back to the 1980s, we have seen all the different types of issues and solutions relating to microfiche digital conversions. We have created a quality insurance production workflow specially for microfiche scanning. Our production, management, and customer service team have years of experience focused solely in the microfiche scanning industry.
Microfiche Indexing Services
Once the microfiche imaging is complete, we have optional microfiche services for you to consider, depending on your needs (not our needs). We can index the scanned images by keying the title bars or matching to an existing database. We can also OCR the images to generate text searchable PDF files.
Microfiche Scanning Cost Variations
In today’s global digital marketplace, anyone could set up a website or advertise microfiche scanning services without even having the microfiche scanners to back up their promises. Others do have the microfiche machines, but treat is as a part-time job or hobby, working out of their home or storage unit, and may have inferior quality scanners.
You ought to be suspicious if a microfiche scanning price is too high. This may indicate that the project is being subcontracted to another vendor or someone is making a commission. Conversely, you ought to be suspicious of a price that is too low. This may indicate that the person is a hobbyist or sending it to India for scanning.
Not All Microfiche Scanning Companies are the Same
Is hard to believe that so many companies or governments still use microfiche cards for archiving. In our microfiche scanning company we transfer thousands of microfiche to digital formats all the time. It is good to know that a microfiche scanning company can transfer your microfiche to pdf, jpeg, or tiff images, and this is not very expensive if you find the right scanning company. We have helped hundred of companies and individuals that decided to transfer their archived data.
The microfiche scanning company you select to scan your microfiche cards will help you choose from the many options available for you digital scanning system. We help out customers from the very early stages of their microfiche conversion project. We believe that planning is extremely valuable for the scanning company and for the customer. Therefore, we take the time to test and inform customers at the very early stages. For example, our scanning company provides free test scanning for every project. This process gives a customer good feedback and assures that the communication good between the customer and the scanning company.
Experience and reliability are also good qualification of an efficient microfiche scanning company. You want to feel the work is guaranteed. Make sure that you can speak to your microfiche scanning company representative and the project manager. When you have a question or concern, getting quick response from your microfiche scanning company is essential.
Most micrographics companies sell hardware, software, or perform paper document scanning or microfilm services, or even sell microfiche scanners. It is rare to find a company which focuses on microfiche conversion specifically. CONTACT US
Contact a Microfiche Scanning Company Now
Microfiche cards can be very time consuming to work with. That is one reason we recommend microfiche scanning. Microfiche conversion, in general, will convert your microfiche cards into a digital storage and retrieval system. Converting microfiche can create PDF or Jpeg files. These types of digital files are commonly used in the industry and can be of great value to end users. The time that is required to operate a microfiche archival system is considerable in the present time. Before microfiche scanning, options were limited and microfiche standards were varied. Today, scanning microfiche allows is much more reliable and efficient.
Taking the time to investigate and become knowledgeable in this area is also easy. You can contact a microfiche scanning expert for all kinds of information, without any commitment. A good microfiche service company can also do testing for free. You should be able to get samples of your microfiche images for free. This a very important part of any microfiche conversion project and can answer many questions for you. You should see what the end product will look like and make sure that it will serve its purpose correctly, before you start the real microfiche digitization production run.
The fact is, with the technology available today, you should not have to use microfiche cards manually as your only available choice. Microfiche scanning has been the answer to thousands of organizations and individuals with microfiche cards. The efforts needed from your side is very small but the gains can be significant. Let the experts at Generation Imaging do the work for you. CONTACT US
Convert Microfiche to Images
If you work with microfiche and pull records as part of your job, you may have fantasized about a more efficient way of doing that. Perhaps you even use a microfiche reader printer or microfiche viewer to locate documents. Well, there is a way, and it is called microfiche scanning.
Converting analog media to digital image (i.e. microfiche conversion) has many benefits. Here are three obvious microfiche scanning benefits:
Immediate retrieval of your documents on your computer- I mean, seriously, you can have a little contest with your co-worker to see who can bring up a fiche document the fastest; you just use your mouse and she has to go digging through filing cabinets and use a microfiche viewer or reader. Microfiche scanning allows this quick retrieval.
No more losing microfiche- No longer will you be worried about your documents getting lost due to a misplaced fiche or small frame falling off. As someone who has working with microfiche for three decades I can attest to how one must pay close attention to where one leaves a microfiche card. With microfiche scanning, all of the images will be saved and you can make unlimited backups and copies, so you will never lose a card again.
Quick response to resolving issues- Imagine if you work at an insurance company or school and someone is requesting their records. In some cases your organization has been forced to give a 5-day turnaround time because someone has to find the fiche and use an old, faulty reader printer to print out on paper or create an image. With microfiche scanning all you would have to do is…use your mouse and keyboard to type the fiche ID or use your eyes to find a folder. Which method is more efficient?
OLD School is not FAST
At Generation Imaging, we are doing all we are able to to assist our customers take care of their microfiche conversion projects. As a part of our efforts, we have now established a free no obligation testing process, where we take a sampling of your microfiche conversion project and perform a microfiche conversion simulation test, identical to what we’d on the real job.
In other words, if you send us your entire project, we will scan a representative sample of the project by selecting microfiche to digitize and email the images for your approval.
This check has many benefits. It gives our buyer a good understanding of what the final microfiche conversion product will be, it allows us at Generation Imaging to correctly time the process for each particular project, and offers our prospects the opportunity to make changes to assure that the final product will be exactly as wanted, and is totally free.
Another vital issue we consider valuable to our clients is the cost of finishing the microfilm conversion project. It will likely be difficult to discover a microfiche conversion center that may match the prices or services supplied at Generation Imaging. We have thought about all variables to assure that we are able to provide top quality and greatest service. To do this, Generation Imaging makes use of top of the line microfiche conversion equipment, capable of producing optimum quality images at top speed. In addition, we are in a position to produce any kind of image file format at varied resolution. CONTACT US