Microfilm scanning services
ProScan Document Imaging can digitise 16mm microfilms, 35mm microfilms, and many of the less popular sized microfilms including 3M cartridges.
What is Microfilm?
Microfilm was the most common microphotography image and data storage technology.
Rolls were manufactured mainly on 16 or 35mm microfilm although other sizes were available. The main difference between the two best-selling microfilm formats is the amount of information and documentation that could be stored:
16mm could hold up to 2,400 images of A4/US letter sized documents (for example, HR records, personnel records, accounting records, financial records, or maintenance records) or 10,000 smaller documents
35mm was more suitable for newspaper captures, pictures, books, drawings, maps, manuscripts and engineering drawings with a maximum potential capacity of 600 images.
How do we scan Microfilm?
ProScan Document Imaging has invested in new and restored microfilm reader scanner technology for over a decade to provide our clients with a cost effective and accurate scanning service.
When you place an order, we (or a trusted courier partner) collects your microfilm collection from your premises. Upon arrival, a job manager is assigned to oversee the digitisation and transfer process.
The specialist flatbed scanners we use are set up by our team prior to capture the contents of your microfilm slides at the highest resolution and providing crystal clarity when converted to PDF, TIFF, JPEG, CSV file, metadata XML file, or other formats that you specify.
Following proper calibration of our equipment your job manager then oversees the transfers in real time, constantly checking for quality and clarity of reproduction. Where your manager is not happy with the output on a particular image derived from the microfilm, they will run it through again as many times as needed to achieve the highest quality output.
Each individual microfilm slide will be digitally indexed and, upon request, we can provide our Optical Character Recognition service which captures the text content and embeds it into the output media for easier searching and interrogation at a later stage.
Microfilm scanning cost
Microfilm scanning prices vary according to the number of pages stored on your microfilm reels that require scanning, and on the size and condition of the reels you supply us with.
We deliver results back to you securely via PDF, CD, DVD, or stored on a microfilm scanner USB (memory stick).
Working with Proscan Document Imaging
ProScan Document Imaging is one of the most experienced and longest-established microfilm scanning companies in the UK and we would welcome the opportunity of quoting you on your current requirements. To speak to one of our team, please call us on 023 8063 0050 or fill in the form below.