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Digitization Of Microfilm, Microfiche & Aperture Card

Microfilms, microfiches and aperture cards are commonly used for recording and storing significant historical documents. Therefore, with such archival importance, it is crucial to use only the best equipment and processes for the scanning of these documents for digitization purposes. After the scanning is done, a specialised software has to be used to extract the images from the microfilm rolls, microfiche or aperture card.

What is the difference between a microfilm and microfiche?

The main differences between the two are the file size and design of the respective materials; a microfilm is a high-resolution reel of film, while a microfiche is a sheet or a card. A microfilm can usually last for 2 centuries due to its high quality and resilient characteristics, making it a very reliable method of record keeping. Because of this, it has a much larger storage space and can hold a lot more images as compared to a microfiche. Both these forms of microform images, however, can be read by microfilm scanners and can be digitized for the sake of preservation and storage convenience.

Why engage Modular InfoTech (Singapore) Pte Ltd to digitize your company’s microfilm, microfiche and aperture card?

Modular InfoTech has one of the most versatile microfilm scanners, FlexScan, which is from nextScan USA. FlexScan is a multi-format, budget friendly microfilm scanner that offers a complete package of state-of-the-art hardware coupled with extremely efficient auditing and image processing software. It includes the scanner, PC, high resolution lens, automatic film carrier and the NextStar PLUS Software.

This powerful system can handle the unique properties of microfilm, microfiche and aperture card scanning including:

  • Able to scan high density images
  • High resolution title bar information
  • User definable index methodologies
  • De-skewing of images on microfiche or roll films
  • Multiple output formats including PDF/A
  • Able to scan microfiches at speeds up to 200 ppm
  • Able to scan 16mm roll films at speeds up to 400 ppm
  • Handles all standard fiche formats and custom sizes up to 5x8inches
  • Patented LuminTec (light line illumination system for microfilm scanners)
  • Ribbon scanning software for guaranteed image capture and detection
  • Single fiche scanning or optional autoloader for unattended scanning
  • Includes NextStar PLUS Software – the industry’s technology lead
  • Simultaneous capture and output, maximized throughput
  • QA/Audit during or after the scan, from multiple workstations

Other than using this amazing microfilm scanner, Modular InfoTech (Singapore) Pte Ltd is an experienced digitization service provider and is well-equipped with the necessary skills required to aid you in your digitalization journey.

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