What is Microfilm and Microfiche Scanning?

Microfilm and microfiche is used to contain tiny micro reproductive images that include documents, newspapers, books, manuals, and other important information via a film roll or fiche card. Files are about 1/25 of their original size, which caused businesses, and organizations in the past, to use microfilm to save valuable space and access their important information for later. Today, we are scanning microfilm and fiche images on scanners, to modernize the document formats, for easy use. At Imagex we can assist with one-time project solutions, or on-going services. In addition, we offer scanning equipment and software for purchase.

Contact ImageX at (703) 883-2500 for more information about our microfilm services. We guarantee that we will help you find a solution that is ideally suited to your industry and specific needs.


Advantages of Microfilm and Microfiche Scanning

ST ViewScan 4: The Leading Microfilm Scanner

The ViewScan 4 takes the greatest features from earlier award-winning models and is combined with modern software and usability to deliver an all-new user experience. It’s equipped with a range of cameras including a native 18-megapixel image sensor camera. In addition, each scanner comes with a three-year factory warranty. The ViewScan 4 also comes with an optional PC. Securely connected to the base of the scanner, the PC comes with the ST PerfectView software installed. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the PC and you are ready to scan! The mouse can be an optional item as the ST PerfectView is designed with touch screen capabilities. The ViewScan 4 includes a powerful new tool—the ST PerfectView. With this, you can quickly read headlines without waiting for the image to refresh and become clear, crop articles, and scan an entire page. Each scan is then saved in a variety of different formats, stored, and can be revisited at any time.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many images can be stored on a 35mm roll of microfilm?

It is possible to store 800 broadsheet newspaper-sized images on a single roll of 35mm film. Depending on the images you’ll be storing, a 16mm roll may be more appropriate; one roll can store up to 2,400 letter-sized images.

Will power failure damage microfilm?

Microfilm will not be damaged if the power goes out. Moreover, it can still be read with the use of a magnifying glass. While power failure won’t damage microfilm, exposure to prolonged heat over 160°F can cause permanent loss of data.

What industries do you service?

We service a wide range of industries. Our clients include professional services and government entities, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and more.

How long will microfilm last?

Most systems in use today are designed to last for around 500 years. For most applications, this is more than sufficient for the needs of our clients.

Do you service hardware?

Our technicians are experts at diagnosing problems and repairing damaged hardware. If your systems develop problems, we use more than 30 years of experience to find the appropriate solution quickly and efficiently.


Why Choose imageX for Microfilm & Microfiche Services

Whether you use microfilm rolls or microfiche sheets, the document specialists at imageX can help you select the right storage medium for you. We provide services to government agencies, real estate agencies, banks, law firms, educational institutions, and more. If you have records you want to preserve for decades to come, our team can help ensure your records will stand up to the test of time