Monday, October 8, 2012

Scanning Student Records

Generation Imaging is a trusted scanning service bureau in Florida that scans school records from all over he nation. Records include paper documents, microfiche, and roll film. Schools, universities, and colleges have contacted Generation Imaging for these types of conversions- usually for student record cards or teacher pension benefits.



Generation Imaging's staff has been digitizing school records since the 1990s and have assisted many educational institutions. G.I. does not outsource or subcontract projects and confidentially is always respected.

There are quite a few reasons why schools need to convert records to digital images: media degradation, a forthcoming disaster, space limitations, retrieval issues, or mandatory compliance. Generation Imaging can help before disaster strikes and the records are shown not to be "permanent".

File formats include PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. Folders or actual files can be indexed and named to whatever structure is most efficient. Believe it or not but the cost of a school record conversion is not as much as you may think.

Feel free to contact Generation Imaging for a free quote by e-mail or telephone.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Generation Imaging New Year's Wishes

The staff at Generation Imaging in Davie, Florida is wishing you and your family a Happy New Year for 2012 and beyond. Initial surveys are demonstrating that more and more people are hopeful this year than the peak of the economic downturn, so let’s hope that translates into more work for everyone. It’s been survival mode for the majority of people in the world, but everyone still has to plug away and never give up.

Generation Imaging thankfully did well in 2011. The fast-growing South Florida microfilm scanning company has had increased revenues and profits every year since it has started thanks to pricing, budgeting, and producing quality work on time.

Generation Imaging would like to thank all of its partners for using its microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, color slides, and document scanning services, in addition to 16mm archive writing services. Generation Imaging understands that the client is always right, that prices need to be low in this economy, that deadlines need to be met, and that if you are a reseller confidentiality will be respected

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Archival Services For 35mm Microfilm


Archival services for 35mm microfilm is becoming harder to find because many companies that offered archival services years ago, are not offering may of the services they used to. Part of the reason for this change is that archival services, like some other microfilming services, is not needed as much as before. Companies that perform this operation need to maintain licenses and equipment up to date, and unless they have enough work, it does not pay for them to continue offering archival services.



Our operation offers archival services, microfilming services and microfilm scanning services. We are equipped with the latest digitizing equipment so that is you need archival services and microfilm scanning services, we can help you with both.

Some county records that require archival services use internal operations and are finding this systems hard to maintain. Genealogical societies usually have old records on microfilm and do not need archival services unless they need to re-microfilm the records. In many cases, archival services is used for data records.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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Monday, October 17, 2011

The Best Microfiche Machine Option

The best place to find a microfiche machine to digitize microfilm is may be a click away. Microfilm scanning is best performed with a appropriate microfiche machine designed for this purpose. Short of digitizing you microfilm could lead to outdated and labor intense system. A microfiche machine that converts the microfilm to pdf files allows you to put the film away in a safe place and gives you all the information in a digital format for infinite use and flexibility.



All options considered, images created with a microfiche machine are the most reliable and the best suited for research. For example, you can create pdf files with a microfiche machine that has the capability to convert microfiche to digital images. These pdf could be OCR that in turn, will allow you to perform automated searches right on your computer.

If you are interested in using a microfiche machine to digitally scan your microfilm or microfiche,  you can contact a company like Generation imaging. They have experts with years of experience operating various types of microfiche machines, and can help you with your process.




Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Best Microfilm Scanning Services Company?

Generation Imaging- located in South Florida- offers many microfilm scanning services and related micrographics services:

  • 16mm roll film digitization
  • 35mm roll film conversion
  • COM microfiche scanning
  • Jacket microfiche conversion
  • Step-and-repeat microfiche scanning
  • Rewritable microfiche digitization
  • Aperture card scanning
  • Slide scanning
  • 16mm archive writing
  • Florida document scanning
  • Large format document scanning
  • OCR and searchable PDFs
  • Indexing and data entry
  • Film duplication
  • Custom made processes and more

Part of Generation Imaging's microfilm scanning services include quality control standards based on your needs and requirements, including 100% QC. Images can be autocropped, manually cropped, deskewed, split, and rotated. Output formats include various compressions of TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, and other types. Files can be named and grouped however you wish.

But what makes Generation Imaging different than the hundreds of companies that offer microfilm scanning services? The answer is Damian Hospital and Dan Gandul, who are technical experts in the industry and two men who will get their hands dirty by actually performing tasks other CEOs won't do. Dan and Damian will personally make sure your project goes out according to specifications- no training excuses or high personnel turnover like some other companies out there.

Another aspect of G.I.'s microfilm scanning services is communication: you will receive your price quote ASAP and you will be updated on your project's progress and shipping date. You can check out what people are saying about Generation Imaging.

Please do not hesitate to contact Generation Imaging for more information about our microfilm scanning services or company information.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Monday, October 10, 2011

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Slide Scanning Prices

Generation Imaging provides Florida slide scanning services, and even if you are located outside of Florida we can digitize your 35mm color slides. Slide scanning prices vary based on volume and indexing options. The greater the volume the lower the price.

A ballpark slide scanning price for hundreds of thousands of slides would be around 15 cents, give or take a few cents. Smaller volumes can 3-4 times that price. Optional indexing parameters may add to that price.

Why convert slides to digital images?


1) Allows you to retrieve instantly specific photos on your computer screen instead of hunting and searching for them.
2) Enables you to share images with friends, family, the public, or clients via internet, e-mail, FTP, CDs, or DVDs.
3) Print. Questions: how to print a slide? Answer: get it digitized.
4) Emergency backup. Natural disasters, floods, fires, and burglaries could wipe out your slide collection. Don't wait for a disaster- be proactive and archive your slides before you lose the opportunity.

What are slide scanning formats? Color JPEGs is the most common format. Other common formats include TIFF, PDF, and PNG.


Slides can be named by handwriting or typed information located on their white borders. The actual files may contain this information or be inside a spreadsheet, database, or text file.

Please feel free to contact Generation Imaging via phone or e-mail for a slide scanning price quote. If you have an estimate for your volume we can instantly give you a quote and turnaround time via e-mail.

Generation Imaging is a microfilm scanning, microfiche conversion, aperture card digitization,  slide scanning, document scanning, and microfilming company located in Davie, Florida. Davie is a city in-between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, in Broward County, Florida.







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Thursday, October 6, 2011

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The Scanning Company that will be servicing you account in the future will be the one that is capable of surviving the economy wows. Many businesses, and this may include a scanning company, are feeling the effects of the uncertainties in the economy. If you are considering sending your microfilm scanning project to a scanning company, make sure the they are going to be there for you.



Generation Imaging is a scanning company that found its strength servicing customers who need low scanning cost. Our scanning company understands the need to keep low scanning prices because everyone is dealing with the same issues. We have made sure that our scanning company streamlines the microfilm scanning cost and to pass the savings to you.

Most importantly, you should look for a scanning company that will be there years after your project is complete to support all of your microfilm scanning needs now and then. Generation Imaging is a scanning company that will succeed in establishing a lasting relationship. Even if your microfilm scanning project has a short term scope, it is good to know you can count with a scanning company that will be available whenever you need us.


Monday, October 3, 2011

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

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Friday, September 30, 2011

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Getting Your Microfilm Conversion Started

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Facts About 35mm Microfilm Conversion

Facts About 35mm Microfilm Conversion

- 35mm reels usually contain newspapers, books, engineering drawings, maps, blueprints, and other large format documents, but the truth is anything that has ever been on paper can be on 35mm, including 8.5 x 11 A-Sized documents.

If you have any experience in the micrographics industry or a knowledge of ANSI standards, you would think that document imaging guidelines are enforced, but they are not. If, for some reason or another, a microfilming company wanted to reduce documents to 12x or 16x reduction ratio, it would be on 35mm.


-  The number of frames on 35mm roll film varies, but generally speaking a 35mm microfilm scanning results in around 500 images per reel. Since there were no standards, however, theoretically a reel could contain anywhere from 1 image to 1200+ images. Most of them are 100 feet.

- The price of a 35mm microfilm scanning is slightly higher than a 16mm microfilm conversion due to the size of the images and number of frames on a reel.

- A 35mm microfilm conversion can result in a bi-tonal or greyscale image (Group IV uncompressed, LZW, or other compressions). The images can be named or indexed anything. Typical file formats are PDF, TIFF, or JPEG.

- A microfilm conversion is not the same as a microfiche conversion, as those terms are commonly confused. Part of the confusion is that there are 35mm jacketed microfiche, which were at one time on roll film.

- The reels are usually converted at 200DPI, 300DPI, or 400DPI. (DPI = dots per inch/scanning resolution)

- Please contact us for a microfilm conversion price quote.

Friday, September 23, 2011

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Records Scanning Your Microfilm Rolls


The amount of information stored in microfilm is huge. Records scanning will help digitize all these records to store them on computers. For example, a resent article publishes mention that the Mormons have collected billions of records on microfilm. All this information will probably find its way through a records scanning process to digitize it all. The end result will be a storage and retrieval system capable of holding all of the documents in a single location.



Records scanning can be very useful in terms of its capabilities to save records from destruction. There are numerous events pointing to the possible lose of data from microfilm. When you solely rely on microfilm to store valuable information, and on top of that people have access to the use of it, eventually things can go wrung. Records scanning can protect that data against accidental scratching, misplacing, or other damages. Records scanning does not mean you lose the microfilm. You can retain the microfilm and also use the images in a more effective way.

As technology continues affect a grater part of our lives, records scanning allows the flexibility to bring microfilm information to current technology standards. Records scanning allows you to use your own computer to access the information without having to rely on microfilm viewers. You don't even need to be sitting in a library because images can be shared over the internet. Taking advantage of records scanning opens the doors to a world of opportunities.

Aperture Card Scanning Services

Generation Imaging offers Florida aperture card scanning services. Aperture card scanning is the process that converts old PC cards to digital images, such as PDF, TIFF, or JPEGs. Images can be multi-page documents or single page. The digital output can be greyscale or bi-tonal.

Aperture card scanning enables an analog media to be electronically acceptable and digitally distributed. Images can be copied, stored on various devices such as multiple computers, servers, CDs, DVDs, USBs, external hard drives, and more. Images can be printed, e-mailed, put on the internet and your company's intranet. You can easily search for specific drawing numbers with your keyboard or mouse, as opposed to hunting through file cabinets and thousands of pink, yellow, white, and blue files.



Aperture card scanning has so many obvious benefits that it just doesn't make logical sense to continue to use PC cards in your organization. Without an emergency backup plan, those PC cards can be lost and the data cannot be replaced. At least with digital images you have the opportunity to have backup storage without the cost of getting the aperture cards physically duplicated and put in some warehouse.

When it comes to workplace efficiency and storage space, aperture card scanning is the ultimate solution.

Yes, everything must be budgeted and quite frankly money is the number one reason why companies choose note to convert aperture cards to digital image. However, Generation Imaging is open-minded about working with you on price and perhaps digitizing only a certain amount of apertures per quarter or month. Please contact us today about your aperture card scanning project and we can help.

Monday, September 19, 2011

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

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How to Scan Computer Output Microfilm

Computer Output Microfilm is THE most advanced, most difficult, and most technical roll film to scan. Why? For normal roll film, high production microfilm scanners capture each frame based on edge detection algorithms, which include setting sense areas and black/white pixel formulas. It helps if the frames are fixed, but variable length frames can be captured with no problems.

However, for Computer Output Microfilm there may be no edges of frames. Indeed, the scanner operator will be lucky to find a consistent and detectable edge (YES, even with ribbon scanning- don't believe the hype from scanner manufacturers). The easiest way out of this jam is if the Computer Output Microfilm has blips for each frame. Then, the scanner could be set up to detect on the blip.

So as you can see there are at least three general types of Computer Output Microfilm in roll film scanning, and one of them requires post-processing: the images would have to be scanned as strips- with a backup overscan- and then the frames would have to be manually cropped/clipped. Suffice to say the costs are very high to digitize Computer Output Microfilm in this way.


Therefore it is very important for you to know and identify if you have this type of film instead of standard 16mm roll film. Generation Imaging is a scanning company that can these types of roll film conversions. Please contact G.I. if you need to have COM reels converted to digital image. Generation Imaging will perform a sample for you.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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The Library Of Congress In Line To Digitize Negatives


The Library of congress has a high volume of microfiche and microfilm and is awarding a contract for a company do digitize negatives from these microforms. According to the federal business opportunity report, the process to digitize negatives needs to be done at a high quality level. The purpose to digitize these negatives by the Library Service Preservation Division is to at least produce a digital file of the documents.


There are many reasons to believe that digitize negatives will help. For one, digitize negatives will help the library of congress offer better service in terms of providing faster search alternatives. Then there is the issue of additional preservation benefits. Digitize negatives can be duplicated endless times and backed up for safety reasons. There are many other associated benefits of digitize negatives from microfilm or microfiche and the end users stand to gain from this.

As we move forward, I suspect that more libraries will digitize negatives from microfiche or microfilm in order to get their records into an electronic format. It only makes sense from a practical view, that all of these institution digitize negatives of archives that can only be found on microfilm at the present time. In cases where cost has been an issue, we can digitize negatives from microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, and other formats, for a very low microfilm price.

Monday, September 12, 2011

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

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MIcrofiche Scanning and Insurance Policies

Many small and giant insurance companies or organizations that provide or manage insurance benefits to workers (such as governments and unions) keep their records on microfiche. This used to be the standard, and in fact, many organizations to this day still work with the fiche as opposed to using a microfiche scanning solution, which would digitize the entire collection.

There are many benefits in which microfiche scanning can help such organizations:

- Microfiche scanning would use less labor to accomplish the same tasks.
- Microfiche scanning allows more productive use of employee time
- Microfiche scanning reduces office filing space
- Microfiche scanning enables cost savings by eliminating a storage warehouse or paying a company to store and retrieve your fiche (you know who they are).

Most insurance fiche I've seen contain policy number, name, and sometimes social security number. A policy holder may have records covering more than one individual fiche. Generally speaking most retrieval systems use a multi-page tiff or multipage pdf named by policy number and/or name. Other final file formats include single page files linked to a load file or database.

The first reaction of an organization with insurance records on fiche is to buy their own scanners. Once they realize how large the pricetag is, they may settle for a cheap scanner or reader printer and simply digitize the fiche on an "as-needed" basis. However the most ideal scenario is to simply send the fiche to Generation Imaging to convert the backfile and ongoing requests. This solution is the one which many companies have told us they regretted not doing first.

Is your company old school?


Friday, September 9, 2011

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Become a Florida Microfilm Scanning Reseller

Becoming a reseller for Florida microfilm scanning services is a great way to generate revenue. In this current economy money is hard to come by, so every avenue should be explored. Generation Imaging has a very open-minded Florida microfilm scanning reseller program. Our pricing is so low that you can mark up your own commission. This is because we are Florida microfilm scanning wholesalers with no middle-men. The employees at Generation Imaging have scanned thousands of different types of Florida microfilm scanning projects and the bulk of our clients have been resellers over the decades.

If you can get the leads, you can resell the project to us. You can be an individual, have an LLC, or work for an organization and go through them. You need to be motivated and always keep your eyes open for roll film. You need to network. We can help with information and what questions to ask.

There are two main ways for you to resell Florida microfilm scanning:

1) You can work the deal on behalf of yourself or your company and subcontract it to us. In this case, Generation Imaging would be the "silent partner" and your end-user would believe you are responsible for the roll film conversion. Generation Imaging would not "go around" you to steal the client. We can also assist you in closing the deal with our roll film conversion expertise. Ask us for a Florida microfilm scanning quote and you can either mark it up or get a percentage. Since you are the reseller, you would get invoiced by us and you would be responsible for payment to us.

2) You can simply refer the client to us and we would give you a commission. Again, written agreements between us will ensure than we do not steal your client.

Other Florida microfilm scanning companies are not as open-minded about reselling services. In fact, standard operating procedure for some of these businesses is to go after your client and bill your client direct. You would lose out on any future deals with the client. In some cases Option #2 may be up your alley so you don't have to deal with technical support or invoicing or it could be a one-time client, but at least we give you the option!




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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Microfilm Scanning Performs Florida County Clerk


Many county clerks turned to microfilm scanning for updating their records system. An article from one of Florida's county reported the microfilm scanning conversion and credited the current clerk who is running for re-election. The microfilm scanning project add a great deal of functionality and cost effective benefits.


County records have been undergoing the process of microfilm conversion for counties around the nation. This is not a new trend but it is one that many counties still look forward to. The microfilm scanning of records is not necessarily expensive but counties generally need to budget ahead of time to allocate funds. Compare to years ago, microfilm scanning is less expensive, faster and superior in quality.

For the best customer service and most efficient document and imaging retrieval system, microfilm scanning is the way to go. Turning microfilm with documents of any type and any age, into digital images will facilitate an electronic system that can serve well for years to come. The microfilm scanning procedure that best fits your requirements can be easily identified. And the cost of the actual microfilm scanning conversion can also surprisingly low.
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Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Friday, September 2, 2011

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Monday, August 29, 2011

How Hard is Scanning Microfilm?

Scanning microfilm is no walk in the park, regardless of what some equipment vendors like to advertise. The Holy Grail of scanning microfilm has always been to automate the process as much as possible to increase productivity and decrease labor costs. As much as this is a profitable goal to strive for, the human element in scanning microfilm cannot be understated.

A human must determine the reduction ratio, i.e. how many times the frames were reduced from its original document size. The scanner operator must have the ability to measure the document frame and use an equation to verify the original document size. Operators must use their instincts and experience to notice if the reduction ratio changes in a project.


Scanning microfilm can product a multitude of different quality settings, and let's face it: quality is subjective. Some clients have different needs than others. One organization may insist on bringing out handwriting, while others have a need for seals or stamps. Some customers may not desire any noise or speckle, and will not permit a compromised scan. So it is futile to suppose that a machine has the ability to satisfy all scenarios. It takes human investigation and feedback from a client to set the quality standards, and it takes a human to perform the necessary trial and errors and setting modifications to achieve the optimal scan.

Scanning microfilm is truly a process that combines art and science, or creativity and technical aspects of production a final product.

Damian Hospital and Dan Gandul- two men whom I have worked with for years have showed me just how much focus and different scanning microfilm scenarios go into achieving an excellent final product.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

How has scanning microfilm changed over the years? http://chilp.it/b51bb2

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Turn Microfiche to Digital and Free Up Space


Have you ever considered converting your microfiche to digital images? You may not realize the advantages from an automated storage and retrieval system. The microfiche to digital conversion has many advantages that range from space saving, to reduction of related labor and manpower, and efficient customer services. There are many other benefits that all organizations using microfiche should seriously consider.

I had the opportunity to manage a massive microfiche to digital conversion project for an upscale corporation. At the time, the organization had 14 million documents stored within many thousands of microfiche cards. Since no microfiche to digital conversion had been performed, the company had developed a massive tray system to organized the cards for access to hundred of employees. Each microfiche retrieved for research, had to be returned to the exact location before another person could use it. The entire system used in excess of 20,000 square feet and hundreds of employees to work and maintain the system.

After the microfiche to digital conversion, the system changed dramatically. The entire collection of information was stored in a computer sitting on a desk. A backup was stored in hard drive for safety. The microfiche to digital conversion allowed separate users to access the data simultaneously over a network. And the service level increased to such a point that a handful of employees were able to complete the work previously done by hundreds. The cost of the microfiche to digital conversion was insignificant compared to the savings actualized by the company.

Easiest Way to Convert Microfiche to PC

The easiest way to convert microfiche to PC is to have a scanning service bureau digitize it. Many people don't realize how inexpensive the service is. But beware: not all scanning service companies have the same pricing. In fact, some scanning companies are totally outside of the market range.

Generation Imaging, located in South Florida, can convert microfiche for you at wholesale prices. That means the microfiche scanning cost includes no reselling fees or markups. Generation Imaging has excellent high volume conversion prices, and will also gladly assist researchers, veterans, or clients with just one fiche card or a few of them.

There are a few other options you can choose to convert microfiche to digital images, but they are more time consuming and the quality is suspect. For example, if one believes a Yahoo Answers exchange you could take photos of microfiche frames with a camera instead of using a professional scanner. On another forum, someone suggested using a slide scanner or flatbed scanner. Based on internet advertisements, one may believe one can use a ScanPro 2000 to convert microfiche, but the quality levels and time it takes to scan one card doesn't justify the pricetag.


Speaking of pricetags, new high end microfiche equipment is in the $50,000+ range. You can invest time in looking for used equipment to convert microfiche, but speaking as someone who has been in this industry for decades, have fun training a labor force, creating a workflow, setting up a network, getting support, and replacing parts in a timely manner.



Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Monday, August 22, 2011

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Friday, July 29, 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011

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Monday, February 14, 2011

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Microfilm Scanning
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Friday, December 10, 2010

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Free Test For Your Next Microfilm Conversion Project

At Generation Imaging, we're doing all we can to assist our prospects cope with their microfilm conversion projects. As a part of our efforts, we have established a free no obligation testing process, where we take a sampling of the microfilm conversion mission and carry out a microfilm conversion simulation test, identical to what we would on the actual job. This test has many benefits. It gives our buyer an excellent understanding of what the ultimate microfilm conversion product will be, it allows us at Generation Imaging to properly time the process for every specific challenge, and provides our clients the opportunity to make adjustments to guarantee that the ultimate product will be precisely as wanted, and is totally free.

One other vital factor we consider valuable to our customers is the price of finishing the microfilm conversion project.  It will likely be tough to discover a microfilm conversion center that may match the prices or services supplied at Generation Imaging. We've considered all variables to guarantee that we're capable of supply high-quality and best service. To do that, Generation Imaging makes use of top of the line microfilm conversion equipment, capable of producing optimum quality images at top speed. In addition, we're capable of produce any sort of image file format at various resolution.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Florida Microfilm Scanning Service

Microfilm scanning, additionally referred to as roll movie scanning, is the process of changing analogue media to digital images. Whereas microfilm archive has its advantages, microfilm scanning is the following logical step for storing and retrieving data and documents. Digitized images are rather more versatile that analog microfilm because the TIFFs or PDFs will be copied easily, uploaded to a number of computer systems, servers, and media, and shared. Microfilm scanning therefore takes roll film to the digital age.

Though it is suggested by catastrophe recovery experts to at all times retailer the physical reels for backup purposes even after digitization, the time and labor it takes to retrieve a specific file isn't practical. In earlier many years, individuals had no choice; within the twenty first century there is no excuse- especially if a company like Generation Imaging performs the microfilm scanning at their low cost quotes. Microfilm scanning eliminates physical storage limitations, and microfilm scanning allows you to search for particular web page numbers and labeled documents in the your collection.

Numerous corporations and organizations have contracted microfilm scanning services and have made their jobs and lives simpler. Some governments, counties, and faculties have been mandated microfilm scanning, and some Clerk of Courts and Title Records have been uploaded on the internet for public searches. Other businesses convert roll film as a result of their movie is deteriorating. Many organizations are unaware of the proper situations for storing film archives, and make the mistake of using them day by day, which results in scratching and degradation. Getting the microfilm scanning completed as quickly as potential turns into vital below these circumstances.

The possibilities are countless with microfilm scanning. From just requesting a simple digital backup to indexing by the folder or doc degree to creating searchable PDFs using OCR (object character recognition), the ability of the digital revolution is in your hands. Microfilm scanning makes using reader printers and viewers virtually obsolete. Microfilm scanning tools has come such a long way where the speed and quality of the image are both exceptional.

If you want to transform microfilm to digital image, be happy to contact Generation Imaging to kick-off your microfilm scanning undertaking in a professional manner. There is now not any real excuse to not convert microfilm as a result of low price of microfilm conversion provided by Generation Imaging.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lowest Microfilm Scan Price

Microfilm Scan Price Discount- Claim your microfilm scanning price coupon offered by Generation Imaging. Your 16mm roll film conversion of microfilm to digital images may qualify for the $0.0075 per image Summer Special. There are various other discounts for 35mm microfilm reels, and digitizing microfiche.

Lock your discount now, by submitting your microfilm scanning pricing quote. Schedule your project in early before the number of microfilm and microfiche discount slots disappear. Summer capacity is filling up, and Generation Imaging has created a rain check system as well, but with limited spots available.

Generation Imaging is truly your one-stop destination for a microfiche scanning service and microfilm scanning bureau. G.I. has converted numerous scanning jobs for schools, resellers, researchers, and many other organizations that need to digitize microfilm rolls.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Scanning Military Records from Microfiche or Microfilm

We can help you find some military records that have been archived on microfiche or microfilm or guide you to where you can find them on your own. Historical records within public archival systems may have information you may be interested in, such as your army, navy, air force, marine, or other military service record. In addition, the national archive system has an unbelievable amount of records dating way back and contains information on early military activities. If you are interested in finding information about you or someone you know, you can study some of these archive system or contact us for more information.

Finding the records that you are interested in is the first step. The next step is to request a copy of the files for your use. There is an enormous amount of records stored in microfiche and on microfilm rolls. Many times the government has your military record or of someone you know on microfiche. We can convert records from microfilm or microfiche to digital format once you attain those records. Scanning microfiche will make it achievable to store images on your computer, e-mail them, upload them to the web, or print documents from your computer. Reading information from a digital image can be preferable than trying to read the information from the microform itself.

In addition to scanning and digitizing the microfilm, we can OCR the information on the images. OCR enables the information on the documents to become searchable. Let's say there are hundreds of names in the records you have, and you like to hunt for one specific name. When we perform OCR on the documents, all you have to do is to perform a Find/Search in a free PDF viewer (like Adobe Acrobat or Foxit) for the name you are looking for, and the software will locate all the documents where the name is found, and also highlight the name for you. This takes seconds and can be much more accurate that finding the name manually.

We have converted millions of records from 16mm microfilm, 35mm microfilm, and from microfiche cards. Military records that are kept on microfilm can be converted to digital format. We are specialists at converting microfilm records. We like to help you convert your microfiche or microfilm records to digital format. We can digitize your military records and OCR the images using state of the art equipment. Let us know if we can help you situated the records you are interested in.

The compilation of military records and other historical events is very considerable. If we can help with the conversion step or in some other way, just let us know and we will be delighted to assist you. Once you identify military records or other historical records that you want to process, we can transfer the information from a microfiche or microfilm roll format to digital format, and return the final information to you on a CD. From there, you can load the historical records into your personal computer and make as many searches on it as you like. This optional OCR process is an additional procedure that can further enhance your ability to find information within the records faster and at a higher success rate.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Scan One Roll of Microfilm or Scan a Few Microfiche

Scanning a Roll of Microfilm or A Handful of Microfiche Cards

Generation Imaging is a full service microfilm conversion company, but that does not impede us from taking the time to service the customers with one roll of microfilm to digitize, or a handful of microfiche to scan. Any number of microfiche cards or rolls of microfilm is ok with us, we will provide great service either way.

The need for people to convert one roll of microfilm or one microfiche card exists, and is difficult for them to find a vendor. Most companies will not provide this service because they do not want to deal with very small microfilm conversion jobs. Converting a few microfiche for a customer requires a lot of awareness and companies plainly do not want to take the time. Additionally, scanning one roll of microfilm usually means that someone needs to stop more productive work to cope with the scanning of one roll of microfilm. Contact us if you need to digitize a small job or a super big job.

We value all of our customers equally and have always promise to provide the same level of service whether you have two rolls of microfilm to digitize or one microfiche card to scan. With us, your project will receive good service because we know you deserve it. Additionally, we make sure priorities and commitments to you are met so your project will be completed on time. Small scanning jobs are not as profitable as big scanning jobs and we make sure that this fact does not interfere with job priority.

Our priority is customer satisfaction. This is why is it never a problem for Generation Imaging to treat your one roll of microfilm or your hand full of microfiche to scan and turn it around within days. Also, we can also index the images we scan for you from one roll of microfilm. Regardless of how many microfilm rolls you have, we can provide high service.

It is typical that a very small microfiche conversion job requires a very fast delivery. We have completed this task many times by converting a few microfiche cards or one or two rolls of microfiche and sending the final images via the internet. This process is easy and can be very secure. Consequently, you don't have to worry because we take care of you job.

If you have one microfiche cards or one microfilm roll to scan or larger amounts, give us a call or email us. Your project will be returned in a very short time. Customer satisfaction drives us to commitment and this means your microfilm conversion project is important to us.  We have converted projects from one microfiche card to many millions of images and we know that any size project requires the same commitment.  As a clients, you will never need to worry if you can have your one roll of microfilm scanned, just let us know what you need and we will make it happen.

Contact us for a price quote or any questions.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Florida Microfilm Scanning Bureau

If you have an opportunity for a microfilm conversion or need to convert microfiche to PDF or TIFF, you should know that Generation Imaging is a scanning bureau that offers a wide-range of micrographics processes, microfilming, and film scanning services, such as:

Microfilm conversion services: 16mm microfilm scanning and 35mm microfilm scanning using a NextScan digital microfilm scanner and other high-quality, high-speed microfilm scanners.

Microfiche scanning services: Generation Imaging can convert microfiche to PDF, TIFF, JPEG and other file formats. G.I. can scan different microfiche types, like COM microfiche conversions, jacketed microfiche scanning, 35mm microfiche digitization, step-and-repeat microfiche conversions, and more.

Aperture card scanning: G.I. offers rock bottom aperture card scanning pricing. Generation Imaging can scan high volume aperture card projects, which are usually contain blueprints, maps, drawings, engineering schematics, nuclear power plants, and county records.

  • microfilming
  • archive writing
  • Florida document scanning
  • high volume Kodak color 35mm slide scanning, including scanning 35mm negatives
  • data entry and indexing
  • image processing (PDF, TIFF, OCR digital imageconversions)
  • Paper blowbacks (printing)
  • Document scanning equipment

Generation Imaging is a scanning company is that excited about providing film scanning and other microfilm scanning services for you even if you have your own microfilm equipment. There are cases where it is more cost-effective or quicker to subcontract work to Generation Imaging. Additionally, G.I offers competitive scanning prices for RFP government bids.

As the experts in microfilm conversions, the founders of Generation Imaging have an excellent track record, testimonials, and experience from hundreds of the world’s largest and most notable organizations who subcontract microfilm scanning or need in-house digital conversions. Co-founders Dan and Damian have completed numerous complex and detailed microfilm scanning projects, totaling one billion images +. This microfilm scanning company stands ready to give you a microfilm scanning price quote, and would be ready to begin conversion right away.

Using the best microfilm equipment and proprietary indexing , QC, and image processing software, our digital imaging processes include microfilm scanning services, microfiche scanning, aperture card conversion, document imaging, OCR, autocrop, manual crop, deskew, TIFF to PDF, multi-tiff, multi-pdf, CSV files, txt files, duplex image splitting, fully-customizable imaging processes, and much more.

Generation Imaging is microfilm scanning company that can digitize all types of microform, like 16mm roll film, 35mm roll film, 16mm 3m or Kodak cartridges, 16mm COM film, duplex film, aperture cards, source document jacketed fiche, 35mm fiche, hollerith punch cards, different aperture card drawing sizes, and other media.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Are You In Search Of a Microfiche Reader?

Microfiche readers project images on to a screen for easy viewing. You can view and read the contents on a microfiche cards when you enlarge the information by projection. The microfiche reader allows you to read information that is not seen with the naked eye.  A dual slot microfiche reader is even more suitable. If you need to compare something on a microfiche card to something on a second microfiche, you can load both.

Microfiche readers have been a very helpful tool for reading microfiche cards. Microfiche readers were once the most efficient way to read the information on microfiche cards. Without a microfiche reader, you would have had to use a magnifying glass on top of a light table to read something on the microfiche. Microfilm readers are not needed as much now because there are better ways to read the microfiche cards.

We can convert the information on your microfiche cards to digital images. Digital files are stored on a computer for easy viewing. After the scanning process, you can use your computer as your only source for viewing the information. You can do many things with a computer file that you were not able to do efficiently with the microfiche cards. What is even better, is the convenience of finding the images you need at lighting speed, and you won't have to worry about misplacing microfiche cards ever again. If you still want a microfiche reader, let us know, and if you want to convert the microfiche to digital images,  we can do that very efficiently for you, and is fast.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Digitize Source Documents From Microfiche Jackets

Scanning Depot is still the best in the microfiche scanning industry when it comes to service, quality, and microfiche scanning price. We uses the best scanners, and performs in-house quality control and indexing. It's no surprise why so many other service bureaus use Scanning Depot for their digital image conversions.

If you are looking for the best microfilm scanning price for your microfilm, and you need a microfilm conversion company you can trust, contact Scanning Depot. We have many years of experience in the microfilm and microfiche conversion industry, and we will make sure you get the best possible service.

Microfiche Conversion

There are many types of microfiche cards used to store information. Regardless of what type you have, Scanning Depot can make digital images of all of your records and put them if a format that you can load on your computer system for easy viewing.

Microfiche cards can be made of COM image. They may be Jacket microfiche cards or they may be step and repeat. Contact Scanning Depot for all the information you need on microfiche cards or microfilm. We can help you analyze and give you the best solution for your microfiche or microfilm conversion project.

With many years of experience converting microfiche cards to digital images, you will find the best service and price in the industry.

Best microfilm Scanning Format: PDF, TIFF, JPEG


Which microfilm scanning format is the best? Well, like many things...it depends. Microfilm to TIFF is the industry standard, and these types of files are very flexible to manipulate and enhance. Microfilm to JPEG is a great option for grayscale scanning. Microfilm to PDF is being requested more and more as organizations use the Internet to upload archives.

Ultimately the choice is yours. Scanning Depot are the experts in microfilm conversion to digital images, and can create any format you require. Contact us for a microfilm scanning quote today. We can provide samples for you for free.

Convert Roll Film To Digital Images

At Scanning Depot, we have been busy scanning 16mm roll film cartridges, 35mm microfiche jackets, and 16mm school records. We are also working on a government bid that requires us to invest time and effort to put together for them.

In our case, it looks like the first microfilm trend to hit (Obama bailout money) was school records. We can only comment from our own experience and others may feel differently, but from our stand point, we have seen a trend of microfilm school records converted to digital format.

Microfilm Scanning And Microfilm Scanners

If you have microfilm that needs to be digitally converted, send it to Scanning Depot; you don't have to worry about buying microfilm scanners from ebay or direct-We will convert the 16mm or 35mm roll film for you at a cheap price. You don't have to worry about anything because we have service many customers that are completely satisfied with our service and price.

Scanning Depot has experience using the best microfilm scanning equipment in the industry and will make sure that your microfilm is processed correctly the first time. You can expect that your scanned images in TIFF or PDF format will be optimum. If you prefer gray scale images, we can convert your microfilm directly to the file type you need.

Convert Fiche To Image Cost

Pricing for microfiche scanning digitizing varies. If you are working on a government bid or if one of your clients has COM fiche, jacketed microfiche (16mm or 35mm), or step-and-repeat fiche, and would like to partner with us, please contact us for a quote today.

Scanning Depot offers many years of experience with a team of experts that have converted many millions of images from microfiche. You can count on Scanning Depot to service your microfiche conversion needs from beginning to end. We will help you put together any documentation you may need for the conversion process. We have worked with many government agencies before and we have the experience needed to assist you every step of the way.

Digitizing Microfiche: Managing Expectations

The process of digitizing microfiche offers challenging situation for many operators. Depending on the quality of the source microfiche and the scanning equipment in use, the image output can differ from situations.

Even with the latest microfiche scanning technology from NextScan, some people have different expectations about image output. Transferring microfiche to digital images is a mass production process, and generally at 200-300DPI and using the different scanning software algorithms like edge enhancement, deskeckle, deskew, autocropping, smooth, and gamma correction should create a usable product. For poor quality images, greyscale images can be created (4-bit, 8-bit, LZW, JPEG etc.) However, if the jacket fiche or COM fiche is not ideal an exact duplication from fiche to image is not realistic.

In order to achieve the best possible quality in any situation, it is best if the microfiche conversion process  is performed by a professional operator. This would be someone with many years of experience using various equipment that has converted similar microfiche with similar quality standards.

Putting microfiche in an Eyecom fiche reader or making individual manual adjustments on a Cannon reader printer is 100% different than microfiche scanning using a NextScan microfiche scanner or other systems.

Microfilm Scanning: Lowest Microfilm Scanning Price

Scanning Depot is the best when it comes to scanning your microfilm. With updated microfilm scanners, Scanning Depot can scan all types of microfilm, such as 16mm roll film, 35mm roll film, 16mm 3m cartridges, 16mm COM film, duplex film, aperture cards, and more.


Scanning Depot strives to have the lowest microfilm scanning prices in the industry. When it comes to service and price, you will not find another company like Scanning Depot.  If you have already experienced the efficiency offered by the staff of Scanning Depot, then you know first hand, but if you have not given us an opportunity before, I guarantee you will be 100% satisfied.

Microfiche Scanning

Scanning Depot is the number one in the microfiche scanning industry. We use the latest in microfiche scanning technology, and can scan all types of microfiche, such as COM fiche, jacketed fiche, step and repeat fiche cards, 35mm jackets, duplicated fiche, rewritable microfiche (AB Dick and Microx), and more.

Scanning Depot strives to have the lowest microfiche scanning prices in the industry. When it comes to service and price, you will not find another company like Scanning Depot.  If you have already experienced the efficiency offered by the staff of Scanning Depot, then you know first hand, but if you have not given us an opportunity before, I guarantee you will be 100% satisfied.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Transfer Images To Microfilm (archive writing)

Another Service provided by Scanning Depot is archive writing.

In addition to digitally converting microfilm to PDF, TIFF, or JPEG, Scanning Depot also can reverse engineer and transfer images to 16mm microfilm (silver original or diazo duplicate).

For example, if you convert documents to image and need a microfilm backup, we can transfer the images you created into 16mm film with a 32X reduction ratio. If the images are multi-tiff or multi-pdf, we can create dual level blips on the film. If the images are large e-size drawings, the better film to use is 35mm roll film. This is due to the reduction ratio that is needed to film the images at the correct size. We can also create 35mm roll film from images. We also can create microfilm labels on the 16mm or 35mm microfilm reels we archive write.

Aperture Card Scanning And Conversion to PDF

Converting aperture cards to digital format is a process that can be great benefits for you. Here are some details of a project we just finished.

We recently converted around 100,000 aperture cards to PDF. These were engineering drawings and architecture schematics. We read the hollerith punch code, but some cards did not have the aperture card holes, so we performing a data entry keying from the image.

We sorted the aperture cards by positive vs negative, orientation, and to an extent drawing size, before we started. Preparing an aperture card job is very important, and if you don't have the experience, you could find yourself in a world of trouble once you begin scanning.

A lot of aperture card scanners advertise that everything is automatic, but there is still inventory and prep labor involved in any project. Read more about aperture card scanning here.

16mm Roll Film, 3M Cartridge, 35mm Roll Film Jobs

To gain real knowledge in the microfilm scanning industry, you need to get your hands dirty with actual production process. Here is an example of some project we are working on. Each one is unique and presents the operator with different challenges. An experienced staff such the one at Scanning Depot can process all these projects for you.

We completed a 35mm roll film containing building permits, 16mm cartridges containing school records, and 16mm roll film containing college transcripts. The 3m cartridges were the more challenging ones, but thanks to our experience and updated microfilm scanning equipment, we were able to convert the cartridges to TIFF with no problems.

The 35mm film was unfortunately filmed poorly, but we still were able to detect all of the images using specialized detection programs. It's easier said than done, of course, but there is nothing like hands on to gain experience.

Microfilm Scanner Maintenance

Check the maintenance program for microfilm scanning equipment and you may be surprised at how expensive it can get to keep these systems serviced.

If you have a Sunrise, Wicks and Wilson, NextStar, or Mekel roll film scanner, one question you will soon be asking is "Where can I get microfilm scanner maintenance?" The problem is that microfilm scanning technology breaks down, and if you don't the original service agreements with the manufactures, service from other vendors is difficult to get. If you don't follow procedures, and let your microfilm scanner service agreement lapse, you will be paying thousands of dollars to replace parts, fix, and repair these machines.

It's one of the horrors of trying to be in the microfilm scanning business if you don't have the experience and technical know-how, like Scanning Depot has. If you have microfilm that needs to be digitized, contact Scanning Depot for a microfilm scanning quote and price estimate today. They can also do a test run for you for free, and the information they will share with you can also help you with your microfilm conversion project.

Transfer and convert microfilm to TIFF or PDF In Florida

Understanding a bit more about your microfilm can help you with your next microfilm conversion project. Here is more information that can be useful for you.

Frames contained on 16mm rolls can be converted to TIFF, JPEG, or PDF images. 16 mm roll film may have been filmed as simplex (one document per frame), or duplex (two images side-by-side on each frame). Many times the duplex images contain the front and back of the original source document. Depending on your needs, Scanning Depot can scan both document sides in one frame, or split out the two documents into separate images.

There are many variations of image orientation. For instance, images can be filmed positive or negative, with variable image lengths, and different sizes. There may also be inconsistencies in regards to image density due to film degradation or inconsistencies in the original development process. However, Scanning Depot's production team and technical experts will always bring out the best potential from any form of media during the microfilm scanning process.

Florida Microfilm Scanning Price and Cost

Scanning Depot has established itself with the best microfilm pricing in the microfilm scanning industry. Check our prices and compare with other vendors. You will be surprised as to how inexpensive it can be to convert your microfilm. And when it comes to service, you will be even happier once you get our turnaround commitment to you.

Our prices to convert 16mm roll film, 35mm roll film or 3M/Kodak cartridge are the best in the industry. We are located in Florida and we can do work for you no matter where you are located. Contact us today for a free sample for your project.

Florida Low Cost For Microfiche Scanning

Scanning Depot has the best microfiche pricing in the microfiche scanning and digital conversion industry.  You can check our prices and services online or contact us for more information.

The cost to convert microfiche to PDF? drops as the microfiche volume increases. The microfiche type (COM fiche, jacketed microfiche, or step-and-repeat fiche) can all be converted at this same Florida location. Feel free to contact us for a microfiche quote. We are equipped with the right equipment and knowledge to give you the best possible service.

Digitize Microfiche

If you have a COM fiche, jacketed fiche, or other type of microfiche scanning project to convert and you are looking for a do-it-yourself scanning solution, contact Scanning Depot for assistance. They can give you information that will be invaluable for your success. They will do free microfiche scanning to provide you with samples that you can present to your client. If you are buying scanning equipment, they can give you expert advice so you can make the best decision. Also, don’t forget to check the really low scanning prices and costs that they have to offer. You can see their scanning prices online here: cost of microfiche conversion. Do the math and see what is best for you.

If you are in a microfiche business and are looking to expand your capabilities, Scanning Depot can help you achieve your goals. They will give you wholesale scanning prices so that you can make the profit you need. You will get fast turnaround on all your digitizing needs. If you are interested in this type of business, contact them and they will get you up to speed on all you need to know.

Microfilm Scanning Complexity

Microfilm scanners for microfilm conversion projects are more complicated than some people think. Although there is simple scanning equipment that can solve small tasks, for real scanning production you need a microfilm scanner that can take care of any and all issues that you will encounter. For scanning 16mm microfilm or 35mm microfilm you can use the same system if you get the right brand. Other systems only allow you to do one size. For scanning microfiche, you will need to make major conversion or get a specialized system.

Good microfilm scanning equipment will offer an experienced operator many tools to work with. All of these tools have a good reason to be there but if you are new to the process, the amount of information that you need to know can be overwhelming. It takes a person many months of training and operating this expensive scanning equipment to be able to make the best use of an advanced microfilm scanner. You may get by with just knowing some things, but like with everything else, you are not going to get the best results or good results until you really know what you are doing.

Microfiche Scanning: Simple or Complex?

Microfiche scanners for microfiche conversion projects can become a big headache for many organizations. Although there are simple scanning equipment that can solve small tasks, for real scanning production you need a microfiche scanner that can take care of any and all issues that you will encounter with COM fiche, 16mm jacketed fiche, step-and-repeat fiche, rewritable fiche, 35mm strips, etc).

Good microfiche scanning equipment (NextStar, Sunrise, Mekel, Wicks & Wilson, etc.) will offer an experienced operator many tools to work with.  It takes a person a long time of training and operating this expensive scanning equipment to be able to make good use of an advanced microfiche scanner. You may get by with just knowing some things, but like with everything else, you are not going to get the best results or good results until you really know what you are doing.

Microfiche Scanning

If you want to digitize microfiche, you must be aware that scanning microfiche technology includes operating microfiche scanners such as NextStar, Sunrise, Mekel, Wicks and Wilson, Cannon, or other name brands. Also, there many types of media. Types of microfiche include: COM fiche (Computer Output Media), jacketed microfiche (16mm, 35mm, or combo fiche), step-and-repeat fiche, ultrafiche, and rewritable fiche (like A/B Dick or Microx).

You can't just scan microfiche records into your computer without these scanners, and without having the expertise and training to run them. Digitizing microfiche is a highly specialized field. When you factor the time and cost of training and labor (not to mention mistakes and rescans) it is best to leave microfiche scanning to experts. After all, it is a lot less expensive to just send your microfiche to Scanning Depot than to buy one $65,000 microfiche scanner and hire or train new employees. The cost of a microfiche digital conversion is much less than you would expect.

Película Para Digitación

Cuando se trata de convertir microfilm a un systema digital, Un punto muy importante es la edad de la película. Si su película de microfilm esta empezando a dar mal olor, esto puede ser una indicación de que ya se esta venciendo el tiempo de uso de su microfilm. El mal olor de su película probablemente se debe a un proceso natural donde la película se descompone al punto donde puede llegar a deteriorarse por completo. Si no actúa a tiempo, puede perder toda su información.

Si usted quiere mas información, puede contactar a una compañía como Scanning Depot, donde le puede ubicar sobre este tema. Ellos son expertos en el proceso de digitalizar todo tipo de película de documentos. Scanning Depot le puede ayudar en el procesamiento y digitalización de microficha.

Digitalización de Microfilm

Si usted esta considerando convertir su microfilma de 16mm o 35mm, o quizás usted tenga microfichas que necesite convertir a formato digital, compare precios con Scanning Depot y obtenga información que le pueda ayudar a decidir en este proceso.

Mientras tanto, a medida que usted siga utilizando su microfilm, haga todo lo posible para mantener la integridad de sus documentos. Esto es una precaución muy importante para el futuro de su información, especialmente si su microfilm no se puede recrear y no tienen duplicado de microfilm. Mantenga las microfichas en un ambiente seco y en temperatura controlada. Proteja el microfilm para que no se arañe ya que esto puede arrancar y destruir parte de la información.

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