Microfilm Scanning Services California

Professional Scanning & Archiving Solutions

Why Microfilm Scanning by Evrex

Microfilm scanning is the process of converting microfilm, which is a reel or sheet of film containing miniature photographs of documents, into a digital format. Microfilm has been traditionally used as a means of compactly storing large volumes of information in a reduced physical space. However, microfilm scanning addresses the limitations of traditional microfilm by digitizing the images, making them accessible, searchable, and easily transferable in the digital realm.

  1. Preservation and Longevity: Microfilm scanning helps in preserving valuable documents and records by converting them into a digital format. Digital files are not susceptible to physical deterioration, wear, tear, or environmental factors that can affect traditional microfilm. This ensures the longevity and integrity of the information over time.
  2. Space Efficiency: Digital files take up significantly less physical space compared to microfilm rolls or sheets. By converting microfilm to digital format, organizations can free up valuable physical storage space, reduce the need for extensive filing systems, and potentially repurpose areas for more productive uses.
  3. Enhanced Accessibility: Digital microfilm archives enable quick and easy access to information. With a few clicks, users can search, retrieve, and view specific documents, eliminating the need to manually go through reels of microfilm. This accessibility is particularly valuable for researchers, historians, and organizations dealing with vast archival collections.
  4. Search and Retrieval Efficiency: Microfilm scanning allows for the implementation of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, enabling the conversion of images into searchable text. This makes it easier to locate specific information within documents, saving time and improving overall efficiency.
  5. Remote Access: Digital microfilm archives facilitate remote access to information. Users can retrieve documents from anywhere with an internet connection, reducing the need for physical presence at a specific location. This is especially beneficial in today’s globalized and interconnected world.
  6. Cost Savings: While the initial investment in microfilm scanning may be significant, the long-term cost savings can be substantial. Reduced physical storage requirements, decreased labor for manual retrieval, and improved efficiency contribute to overall cost-effectiveness.
  7. Security and Disaster Recovery: Digital microfilm archives can be backed up and stored in multiple locations, providing a level of security against loss due to disasters, theft, or damage. This ensures that critical information remains intact and accessible even in the face of unforeseen events.
  8. Image Quality Improvement: Microfilm scanning often involves the enhancement of image quality. Digital images can be adjusted for clarity, contrast, and resolution, ensuring that the information is presented in the best possible way. This is particularly important for preserving delicate or aging microfilm.
  9. Collaboration and Sharing: Digital microfilm archives facilitate easy collaboration among researchers, institutions, and organizations. Sharing information becomes seamless, fostering a collaborative environment for academic, historical, and research purposes.
  10. Adaptation to Changing Technologies: As technology evolves, digital formats are more adaptable to future changes than microfilm. Upgrading, migrating, or integrating digital archives with new technologies is easier, ensuring the continued accessibility and relevance of archived information.
  11. Regulatory Compliance: In certain industries, there are regulatory requirements for document retention and accessibility. Microfilm scanning helps organizations comply with these regulations by providing an efficient and secure means of managing and accessing records.

In conclusion, microfilm scanning brings numerous benefits, ranging from enhanced preservation and accessibility to cost savings and improved collaboration. If you’re interested in converting your microfilm, check your conversion rates.

Microfilm Scanning Services California

We provide digital conversion services for Microfilm, Microfiche, and Aperture Cards. We have been offering microfilm services in California since 1998. All microfilm scanning work is done in Southern California by our experienced staff. Because we do not outsource microfilm scanning to outside contractors, we can provide you with a guarantee that your microfilm scanning project will have a consistently successful outcome.

Although microfilm is a reliable storage media, it does deteriorate with time. Furthermore, you would require a microfilm scanner, software, computer, and monitor to find the information you want. The whole process is slow and somewhat tedious. A better way would be to scan your microfilm into PDF, TIFF, or JPEG.

Currently, most of our customers want their scanned images in PDF since PDF is the most common digital image format. Almost anyone with a computer can access their images quickly and efficiently.

One of the significant advantages of having your microfilm scanned is that you do not have to purchase and maintain a microfilm scanner on-premises. It is a tedious and slow process to retrieve information from microfilm. You also have the storage issues of keeping microfilm in your offices, thus taking premium office space. Our work environment has drastically changed due to Covid-19. Employees are working from home, and yet they may need information.

They cannot access data from microfilm while working remotely. Having your microfilm converted into digital format and keeping it on the company server would make the information accessible to remote workers. Your organization will become more efficient and productive.

Why you should consider getting your microfilm scanned instead of keeping microfilm on premises.

  1. Microfilm deteriorates with the passage of time. Eventually you will not be able to view the images.  They are unlike paper records.
  2. Cost of keeping a microfilm scanner, maintenance, service and software updates adds up significantly.
  3.  Storage of microfilm and taking up valuable office space.
  4.  It is a tedious and time-consuming process of taking the actual roll of film out of storage cabinet, loading the film in the scanner and getting the image you need.  It is a trial-and-error process.
  5. Since it is not an easy retrieval process. Most customers have a dedicated employee they go to get the information from microfilm.
  6. Remote users cannot get the information from microfilm. They have to contact the dedicated person at the office location who knows how to use the microfilm scanner and the software.
  7.  Scanning of microfilm into pdf is a one-time event.
  8. Once your microfilm is scanned and indexed, digital images are easily accessible from network or desktop.
  9. You will save invaluable time and money going forward.
  10. Most organizations have already made the transition from microfilm to digital several years ago.  Why are you still using last century’s information retrieval method?
  11. We make the whole process very convenient for you, if you need microfilm images during this conversion process.  We will provide you digital images.
  12. Evrex will provide you free samples of scanned images of your microfilm for demo purposes.
  13. Please contact us so we can show you how affordable is the whole process.

We will love to help you if you think of having your microfilm scanned. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free evaluation of your requirement by contacting us. We do provide free samples.

16mm Roll Film

$005Per Image

35mm Roll Film

$007Per Image

16mm Microfiche

$010Per Image

Aperture Cards

$100Per Image

All Microfilm Scanning Services are done locally. We do not send our work overseas.

Working hours

Open – Mon-Fri 8-4 PT
Closed – Sat-Sun and Public Holidays

Our location

Apple Valley
CA. 92307

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