Microfiche Scanning & Conversion by Pearl
One of Pearl Scan Solutions’ many specialist services is microfiche scanning and conversion. We also convert microfilms to digital formats such as PDF, PDF Searchable, TIFF, and JPEG as well as CSV and XML via OCR. We have been working with microfiche for almost a decade and know and perform only the best and most efficient processes in order to convert your fiche and films to the top quality standard you expect.
Pearl Scan's conversion bureau has some of the most sophisticated and up-to-date microfiche scanning devices in the world so that we can offer you the best service available in terms of speed and quality.
If you'd like to receive a quote for getting your microfiche converted, whether you have 1 or 100,000 fiche or films, please give us a call on 0845 22 55 923 or fill out our online quote form below.
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Advantages of Microfiche Scanning
Access any microfiche image on your screen instantly using a text search
Get rid of all your old microfiche slides once they are safely backed up electronically
No need for a microfiche reader or those stored documents that cannot be referred to anymore
Access these documents in or away from the office by email distribution or online hosting
OCR scanning of the microfiche ensures that all microfiche files are text/keyword searchable
The Microfiche Scanning Process
Our microfiche scanning and conversion bureau can convert your microfiche into organised computer files and store them onto either CD's or DVD's, so they can be viewed, printed, emailed and shared amongst other users on a PC or laptop. Scanned microfiche files are similar to any other image files and can be converted to Adobe Acrobat PDFPDF
A very popular multipage file format that is used ny many companies because it can be opened by almost anybody using free software most people already have on their computers. files, full text PDF SearchablePDF Searchable
A type of PDF that has been processed using OCR so that its content can be searched. files, TIFFTIFF
A type of computer file used for storing pictures, these can be full color, grayscale or black and white. A multipage TIFF file can contain many pages in a single file., JPEGJPEG
A single page per file image format that is popular among graphic designers and web designers it is advised to use this format if you're scanning colour images for presentation purposes. or any other format required. For all our projects, we utilise the latest microfiche scanners which produce impeccable quality and accurate images at impressive speeds to give you a quick turnaround.
Prior to scanning and converting the microfiche or microfilms to digital files, as there are various types of microfiche available, the first step would be to ascertain the actual microfiche type to enable us to find the best possible solution for starting the scanning and conversion project.
The following are some of the most commonly used microfiche and microfilm formats:
+ Used to archive A3/A4 documents.
16mm Microfilm Reel
+ Used to archive A3/A4 documents.
+ Often used to archive large engineering plans, building/construction plans and newspapers.
35mm Microfilm Reel
+ Used for A2 to A0 documents.
+ Abbreviation of combination
Microfilm Cartridge / Cassettes
+ Same as the above 16mm and 35mm reels but in a cassette / cartridge format.
- Computer Output to Microfiche
+ Used in a corporate environment to store and archive mainframe or computer generated reports and data.
Our highly skilled microfiche scanning advisors can advise on which solution is best suited to the type of microfiche used in the scanning and converting process, even if it is not listed above.
An Introduction to Microfiche Scanning and Conversion
The demand for microfiche scanningScanning
The process of turning documents into images that can be manipulated on a computer and conversion to digital formatDigital Format
These can be TIFF or JPEG, which are computer files used to store pictures or graphics. We also use PDF (Portable Document Format) which are designed for easy printing and sharing. has become increasingly popular over the years, as more and more organisations feel the need to speed up their operations in order to concentrate on the more important tasks in the office. Obtaining data from a microfiche requires a special microfiche reader which can become a liability in terms of cost, maintenance and retrieval time.
In the past, organisations had their documents, drawings, books, plans, newspapers and company records etc, preserved onto microfiche slides with the intention of retaining their vital business information for years to come. At the time, microfiche slides offered the best possible storage and archive solution before the computer and digital age really came into play. Now it is becoming an out-dated method of storage with the electronic age taking over and therefore offering more stable, secure and flexible access to digitised documents.
Microfiche Scanning and Conversion to Editable Format (OCR)
In addition to our microfiche scanning services to electronic formats such as PDF, TIFF or JPEG, we also convert microfiche data into an editable format which is also known as OCROCR
Involves the use of computer software to translate images of type written text into machine-editable text. (Optical Character Recognition) Scanning. Depending on the document layout and formatting, we can scan and convert any microfiche into Microsoft WordMicrosoft Word
A popular piece of word processing software sometimes abbreviated to MS Word., Microsoft ExcelMicrosoft Excel
A popular spread sheet program., CSVCSV
(Comma Separated Value) File is a file containing information separated by commas or ASCII text filesASCII
American Standard Code for Information Exchange. A text document containing no formatting information., Microsoft AccessMicrosoft Access
A popular database application by Microsoft that uses Microsoft Database (MDB) files., XMLXML
(eXtensible Markup Language) A descendent of HMTL for web publishing. Considered to be more general and uniform than its parent. , HTML, Fully PDF Searchable files or any other recognised formats.
Download our free guide to Microfiche/Film Scanning
Our guide to microfiche/film scanning details the processes, the advantages and how we can help. All in an easy-to-follow PDF.