Microfiche Scanning Services

Convert Microfiche Into Modern Digital Files

As technology advances, many organisations are looking to digitise their archives of information stored on microfiche. Microfiche scanning services provide a way to convert this outdated format into modern digital files that can be easily searched and accessed. Our company offers specialised microfiche scanning services to help you unlock decades of records, drawings, newspapers and more that currently sit dormant within your microfiche library.

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Why Choose Document Options

Our rapid microfiche scanning process captures high-resolution images of each card which are then processed with OCR to make the information searchable. This enables quick online access to materials previously only viewable manually. Digitisation also helps preserve fragile cellulose acetate film against degradation over time while reducing the space needed for bulky cabinets.

With fast turnaround, stringent quality control and specialised expertise, we optimise microform scanning to deliver exceptional quality and usability. Our experienced technicians leverage the latest equipment to digitise diverse records including 35mm microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards and many other formats, from pristine archives to fragile, degrading film. Our capabilities allow us to handle any microform records and rapidly convert them into usable digital files you can access easily across your systems.

By modernising your micrographics through digitisation, we can unlock decades-old records and make them fully searchable while protecting delicate originals. Contact us to digitise microform documents from your archives and make them broadly accessible with enhanced quality for improved readability and long-term preservation. Our specialised microfiche and microfilm scanning services breathe new life into legacy materials.

Benefits of Digitising Your Microform Archives

  • Instant access – Scanning converts microfilm/fiche into easy digital access
  • Preserve your records – Scanning protects against degradation of film/fiche
  • Less storage needed – Digital files take up less space than physical media
  • Searchable text – OCR makes scanned content fully searchable
  • Enhanced sharing – Digital copies enable instant online sharing
  • Access anywhere – Scanned files available remotely without a reader
  • Modernise workflows – Integrate scans into your digital systems
  • Cut costs – No more microfilm/fiche maintenance expenses

How Microfiche Scanning Works

Our specialised microfiche scanning services work by using high-resolution scanners to digitise microform records.For microfilm rolls, the images are captured as the film scrolls through the scanner. For microfiche sheets, the scanner photographs each individual frame.

The scanning software assembles the separate images into complete pages or documents. We apply image enhancements during the process to optimise factors like contrast and brightness. Optical character recognition (OCR) makes the text searchable. The files are saved in standardised formats like PDF or JPEG. Metadata can also be added.

We quality-check the files before delivery to ensure completeness. The end result is digitised microform that can be instantly accessed online – all through our automated scanning services. This unlocks easy searching and sharing of microform archives. Our microfiche scanning services open up your records for the digital age.

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Microfiche Scanning Process


Step 1

Microform inspected, cleaned, prepared. Film or fiche loaded into specialist equipment with motorised feeds.


Step 2

Camera digitises frames, software analyses images individually. Roll film scanned continuously, fiche frames separate.


Step 3

Images optimised digitally, compressed losslessly. OCR makes scans searchable, editable text.


Step 4

Technicians check image accuracy. Files are formatted and delivered per request with metadata.

What Our Customers Say

Really helpful and friendly. I had a really tight deadline and they turned the work around really quickly. Brilliant service.
Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson
22 March 2023
Extremely efficient and excellent customer service. Also one of the only companies with a large flat bed scanner who have the skill to produce high quality images
Julia Hayes
Julia Hayes
15 July 2022
Great company to deal with, I dealt with Perry and Steve who were super-helpful. They have excellent knowledge and have been great support for our archive scanning needs for our business in Sussex. Would recommend!
Matthew Hall
Matthew Hall
30 June 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff
Jake Forshaw
Jake Forshaw
12 April 2022
Friendly staff and very helpful.
Timothy Tomsett
Timothy Tomsett
5 September 2019
Most helpful
Clive Firestorm
Clive Firestorm
27 July 2017

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