If you already have documents in Microfilm format, then these can quickly and cost effectively be converted to CD, to ensure that you have your information in the latest technical format.
To find out more about our Microfilm Services or for enquiries, visit our contact us page and a member of our team will be happy to help.
We can convert:
- Roll Film
- Aperture Card
The Benefits of Digital Microfilm Conversion
For years microfilm has been an effective and inexpensive way of archiving data. The format lends itself particularly well to certain documents such as engineering drawings.
It was previously a popular choice of storage format in the legal industry, as prints derived from microfilm can be accepted in legal proceeds.
Microfilm has allowed businesses and organisations worldwide lots of space and enabled them to protect valuable documents. It has also allowed libraries to expand their archives and banks to store information more securely.
Despite the previous success of Microfilms they have been almost totally replaced by digital means of archiving. This is for many different reasons.
Microfilm cannot be read by the naked eye, and requires a magnification device to be able to be read.
Save your buisiness space, time and resources
Though microfilm was renowned for taking up a considerable smaller amount of space compared to paper, having many records can take up much space and can become exceptionally difficult to manage. When many microfilms are stored together in the close quarters of a filing draw, they can easily be mislabelled, leading to difficulties finding certain files and data.
Microfilms can also degenerate over time when not stored in optimal conditions, such as a humid or high temperature environment.
Converting microfilm documents to digital formats has many benefits, and resolves most of the problems associated with the old format.
Rather than having to search manually through filing cabinets, digital files allow your documents to be archived within your computer, to be found and viewed within seconds.
Since computer files do not take up any real physical space, you do not need anywhere near the same amount of storage space that microfilms require.
Converting microfilm to digital is usually done by using optical scanners to project the image on to a charge-coupled device (CCD), which is used in digital imaging to convert electrical charge into a digital value. Computer software is then used to convert the capture of the image from the CCD into a digital file.
Like our paper document scanning service, we are able to convert your microfilm documents into a range of digital files including .jpg and .pdf.
Visit our document scanning page to find out more about file types and formats.