Microfilm Conversion

Transform Any Microform Into Digital

In the past microfilm was frequently used for saving valuable storage space. Today though, document management systems and cloud storage systems are the most common, as the combination of dropping costs and growing sophistication continues to make managing information more time and cost-efficient.

Other Microfilm Types

Besides microfilm, there are several types of microform, including microfiche and aperture cards.


Microfiche is used to store documents on a flat 105 x 145mm film sheet as opposed to a film roll.
Typically images are 10 x 14mm and are organized as a matrix of microimages on the sheet.

Aperture Cards

Aperture cards are hole-punched with a 35 mm microfilm chip mounted in the cut out space.
Because of their size a card can only hold a single microfilm image, making aperture cards only useful to archive unique files like engineering drawings.

Microfilm Scanning Process 

  1. An optical scanner is used to capture the microfilm in its raw digital format
  2. The digital image is outputted in desired format (JPG, PDF, etc.)
  3. An automated optical character recognition (OCR) is applied for editing
  4. New digital files are integrated and indexed in an electronic document management system
  5. After extracting and converting files, originals can be returned to the customer, stored in our media vault, or stored in our record centre

Mixed-media shredding is available and used to ensure the old physical copies are safely disposed and that you remain compliant with all data protection laws.

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