Microfiche Scanning

Microfiche Scanning Services

Microfiche Scanning Services

For secure and high-quality microfilm and microfiche scanning, come to the team at Cleardata, the document management company which serves businesses all over the UK. Our bureau is equipped with modern digitisation equipment that will convert your archived microfilms/microfiche records to a far more convenient digital format. Your information security is safe with us due to Cleardata being accredited for ISO27001 Information Security and Quality Management Systems. All staff are security cleared.

  • Our dedicated team of professionally trained consultants will discuss the best options to convert your microfiche and microfilms.
  • We offer UK collection services for our digitisation services
  • Our team of experienced imaging staff will begin the process of scanning your records, which will produce high-resolution digital scans. These will automatically be converted to your chosen format (including TIFF, JPEG or PDF).
  • Next comes the process of indexing these digital copies, which will give you the ability to search through your entire catalogue of archived files to retrieve the specific image you are looking for.
  • These converted and fully indexed documents are then returned back to you. The most suitable method of returning your documents to you will be decided in our initial discussion, with popular choices. Including DVD, CD, memory stick or even secure FTP site. This will provide your business with a bespoke solution which fits perfectly alongside your specific needs.

Why Choose Us?

  • If you’re looking for a company which is up to the standards of information security and quality management then look no further than Cleardata. We are accredited to ISO standards ISO9001/2008 and ISO27001.
  • We make sure that we stay ahead of the competition by keep on top of technological trends. We use the latest scanning hardware and use the latest storage capabilities.
  • We operate a 200% checking service: every document that we scan is checked twice by our dedicated team of quality checking professionals to ensure the highest quality image.
  • With over 150,000 documents scanned a day and 3 million each month, it’s clear that businesses appreciate what we do.
  • Our microfilm scanners and microfiche scanners provide digital output to 200 dpi – 600 dpi,and offer a true dpi output. The scanners allow the head to be moved to enable capture of the microfilm or fiche image at true size. The scanners also enable the images to be cleaned up.

Did you know?

Traditional microfiche and microfilm has become one of the most inefficient forms of data storage.  Our microfiche scanning and microfilm scanning services can provide digital conversion solutions to companies looking to benefit from a vastly superior form of data archiving.

Our experienced digital conversion team can convert your microfiche and microfilm to a variety of digital formats, providing you with a much cheaper and efficient way of accessing your archived data.

Microfiche Information

Microfiche was generally used when storing data on roll film was not practical e.g when the document was not large enough to warrant using a whole reel of film. It was also used when files needed updating over time, as additional strips of film could be placed within an existing fiche jacket.

The standard 16mm five channel fiche can be found just about anywhere from Finance and Insurance, to HR and Personnel Departments. It was also used a great deal in the public sector in the Pensions and HR Departments as well as Planning Offices or Highways Management.

35mm film was used to store anything larger than A3 in size for example maps, books, plans or drawings. So may commonly be found in manufacturing or construction companies.

Combi Jackets contain 3 channels of 16mm film, plus 1 channel of 35mm film.

COM Fiche – Computer Output to Microfilm 

Computer output to microfilm systems were used to store computer data directly to microfilm. This was often used for accounts information for banks and financial institutions, payroll data or insurance information.  These fiche can hold hundreds of images.

For all of your microfilm and microfiche scanning needs, contact Cleardata. Give us a call on 0800 046 8081 or use the instant quote on the website today!Quick Quote

Convert Microfiche To PDF

Are you looking to convert microfiche to pdf? Microfiche and Microfilm were once vital devices used to store data such as drawings, plans or information. These were convert microfiche to pdfcommonly utilised by Engineering, Finance and HR departments to store drawings, plans, accounts or personnel information.

Accessing this information can still be crucial, however, it can often be costly or cause delays for key projects or maintenance purposes. Issues experienced with accessing information stored using these methods include:

  • Special equipment is needed to read and duplicate microfiche and microfilm cards, these machines can cost as much as £1000, not to mention that the supply of this equipment is dwindling.
  • Files stored on microfiche or microfilm cannot be indexed in the same way as digital files, this can take up huge amounts of staff time searching for information.
  • Documents stored in this way are not easily sent from one person to another, therefore the costs associated with sending files can soon add up, not to mention the risk of information getting lost in transit.
  • Colour tones fade or degrade when exposed the bright light of the reader.

Cleardata provides microfiche and microfilm scanning services, giving you quick, easy access to your information. There is no need to purchase expensive reading equipment. Our scanning bureau can convert microfiche to pdf for you using the latest technology.

How can microfiche scanning help?

  • Our drivers will collect information from any UK location, using tracked vehicles. Your records will be diverted to our secure, accredited scanning bureau where they will be tracked throughout every movement, using clever barcode technology.
  • Cleardata’s scanning team will digitise your records, producing high-quality images. Based on your requirements, scanned images will be converted to your chosen format e.g. TIFF, JPEG or PDF.
  • Images are 200% quality checked by our QA team.
  • Once your files are in digital format, information can be indexed, using pre-agreed naming conventions. This will allow your team to retrieve information fast and efficiently.
  • Your images can also be uploaded to our cloud document management system, allowing you to access important information from any location, using a web browser.

Benefits of Microfiche Scanning

Converting your microfiche and microfilm becomes the obvious choice when considering the numerous benefits your company can enjoy.

Lower costs

Viewing data which has been stored on either microfiche or microfilm is a costly process, with some microfiche readers costing as much £1000. Converting these files to a digital format eliminates the need to invest in costly viewers and reading equipment.

Simple retrieval

Files stored on microfiche and microfilm cannot be indexed, which could mean an entire afternoon spent searching for one particular image. Digital versions of these images can be catalogued by any number of factors, allowing for instant identification of the file you are looking for.

Protection from loss and damage

Microfiche and microfilms are can be easily lost, damaged or misplaced due to their size. Digital versions of these files can be securely stored in an electronic document management system, guaranteeing their protection from loss. Digital files can also be backed up in multiple locations for further insurance.

Control who has access to files

After converting microfiche and microfilms to a digital format, your files can be password protected on a dedicated document management server, which can also provide details on who in your organisation has accessed your digital files. Choose who is authorised to access particular documents, and be safe in the knowledge that your data is protected.