Microfilm Scanning Services

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Microfilm scanning services– Generation Imaging is a microfilm scanning company run by the best microfilm scanner operators and managers in the United States. No microfilm or microfiche scanning job is too big or too small.

With a staff with over 25 years of micrographic experience, Generation Imaging is the microfilm scanning company with super prices for microfilm scanning, microfiche digitizing, and aperture card conversion companies. G.I.’s  core workers have been providing digital microfilm conversions and image indexing services for government agencies, microfilm service bureaus, large corporations, small businesses, and other organizations since the 1980s.

Generation Imaging’s Reviews

As the experts in film-to-digital conversions, the founders of Generation Imaging have a proven track record, testimonials, and experience from hundreds of the world’s largest and most notable organizations who subcontract microfilm scanning or need in-house digital conversions. The staff has completed numerous complex and detailed microfilm scanning projects, totaling well over one billion images. This microfilm scanning company stands ready to give you a microfilm scanning price quote, and would be ready to begin conversion immediately.

Microfilm Scanning Equipment

Using the best microfiche scanners, microfilm scanners, and aperture card scanners and proprietary indexing , QC, and image processing software, our digital imaging processes include microfilm scanning services, microfiche scanning, aperture card conversion, document imaging, OCR, autocrop, manual crop, deskew, TIFF to PDF, multi-tiff, multi-pdf, CSV files, txt files, duplex image splitting, fully-customizable imaging processes, and much more..

This microfilm scanning company can scan all types of microform, like 16mm roll film, 35mm roll film, 16mm 3m or Kodak cartridges, 16mm COM film, duplex film, aperture cards, source document jacketed fiche, 35mm fiche, hollerith punch cards, different aperture card drawing sizes, and other media. This microfilm scanning company offers image-to-film and document scanning services.

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What is the cost of microfilm scanning or microfiche scanning?

It depends on volume and type (COM fiche, jacketed microfiche, step-and-repeat fiche, rewritable microfiche,16mm roll film, 35mm roll film, aperture cards, color slides, indexing specs). But rest assured due to a low overhead, This scanning company offers the lowest microfilm scanning prices in the industry.

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Microfilm Jobs in Florida

We are currently looking for scanner operators in Broward County, Florida. If you have any experience with microfilm scanning, microfiche scanning, aperture card scanning that would be the best. Otherwise, paper scanning, microfilming, and document indexing would also be good.

Experience with Nextscan, Sunrise, or Wicks and Wilson scanners is a plus.

We will train you, so don’t worry if you forgot details on how to run the machines. If you don’t have any microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, indexing, or paper scanning experience we can also fully train you. Understand that it’s not the most exciting job in the world- as it is a production position. However it is steady work for a few months for a project and if you are good and want to stay you can stay on the crew for other projects that may come in.


Located in Davie, Florida, near 595 and State Road 84. First shift position is available (7AM to 3PM).

You can email us as sales at generationimaging dot com or use other methods to Contact Us.


Comparing Microfilm Scanning Companies

Guest Article: Scanner Operator’s Experience with Generation Imaging

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In the mid-1990’s, a friend told me about a job opening at a company called TRW-Redi, working on a microfilm scanning project called DigiStar. Tired of working retail, I gave it a shot. I was hired, and my life was changed. I was introduced to the world microfilm-to-digital conversion. In those days, we ran the old the Sunrise scanners with DOS OS. Eventually, we got some Windows NT Sunrise Scanners that came with Microfiche modules, allowing us to scan jacketed, step-and-repeat, and COM fiche. We also had Mekel scanners that we messed around with. The years went by.

I left to work for a major auto distributor in their back office. One day, I got a call with a job offer: 3rd shift supervisor for a new microfilm scanning company called Lorien Technologies. The pay was great, and the opportunity to return to the world of microfilm-to-digital conversion was too good to pass up. Lorien Technologies was a small company that quickly went from 10 employees to around 100 seemingly overnight. Those were heady days. There was one big project after another, as banks, local counties, attorneys, and libraries all looked to make their documents accessible digitally. The workers there during that initial growth phase were very loyal to the company and loved their jobs. Unfortunately, with great growth comes the potential for great battles for power. Fiefdoms began to form within the company. Eventually, I could no longer take the politics, and had to move on. Years later, I returned to Lorien Technologies for one more stint on 3rd shift. Despite the personality conflicts between me and some of the executives, I managed to not burn any bridges and maintain good relations with the majority of partners there.

Now, in the present, I work for the Federal Government during the day, and scan microfilm, microfiche, and aperture cards to Generation Imaging on weekends. The two owners, Daniel Gandul and Damian Hospital, are honorable guys who have treated me fairly. The operation is focused on exceeding customer expectations, not political infighting. This is the way a small business should be run: treating employees well and focusing on the job at hand. I am appreciative to Generation Imaging have a 3rd opportunity to scan microfilm and microfiche, and even more so that I could work for such wonderful guys like Danny and Damian. They appreciate and value my experience in this arena. I feel like my contributions here matter. As Generation Imaging continues to grow, I am excited to be part of that growth, and look forward to the bright future this company has.


How Microfiche Scanning Can Help Solve Crimes

police microfiche scanning
Most police records created before the 1990s have not been digitized. The implications should be obvious: if detectives and investigators need to reopen a cold case, missing person case, or have a need to research older complaints stemming from recently revealed sexual abuse accusations.

How Digitizing Microfiche Could Help Police Cases

Case in point: – The Stamford Advocate is reporting that a man claiming to have been abused while a student at Rogers School in the 1970s has leveraged social media to prompt police to review police reports at the school going back three decades. However it would be a big job to find out if there had been any complaints filed in the 1970s or ’80s, because records from 30 years ago are on microfiche or paper documents. Searching for these would require someone to manually search them by reading each one.

If the police department had previously budgeted the digitization of microfiche and paper, investigators could have easily searched and brought up the scanned records on their computers. Other benefits of microfiche scanning include having the ability to create databases from the records, copying them, uploading them to a server, and printing them out.

The Risk of Not Scanning Microfiche

Keep in mind that microfiche and paper are subject to degradation from air, insects, and the potential of water flooding or even loss. A lot can happen in 30 years of storage. Digitizing microfiche allows the ability to create multiple backups, cloud storage, and other fail-safes for disaster recovery and archiving.

The sad fact is that it is only due to monetary concerns that police departments and other law enforcement agencies do not convert their microfiche to digital image. The price of scanning microfiche is not as high as one would believe. Or it could be if you spoke to the wrong company. The truth is the price varies from company to company, and there are many reasons for this.

The Cost of Microfiche Scanning May Surprise You

Some microfiche scanning service bureaus have high prices due to not having their thumbs on the pulse of the new economy. Others are not actually microfiche scanning companies, but are resellers or middle-men, who are forced to mark up the price to cover their commission.

Generation Imaging offers low microfiche scanning prices, and the work is done on-site in South Florida, with no subcontracting. Davie, Florida can best be described as a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, and is north of Miami, FL. Feel free to contact Damian Hospital or Dan Gandul at Generation Imaging via phone or email so they can help you with microfiche scanning.


Library Microfilm and Historical Society Microfiche

Scanning Library Roll Film or Library Microfiche

Generation Imaging is a great friend to public libraries and historical societies. Generation Imaging values the importance of archiving, preservation, and research. G.I. has helped local, national, and international public libraries and private collections.

Generation Imaging understands that public libraries and historical societies rely on the government or donations, so the pricing will be open-minded and fair. G.I. can go over different scanning, format, and quality control options to get you the best price.

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Based on completed library and research projects, Generation Imaging has the experience to satisfy researchers who are critical of image quality. From microfiche scanning to roll film scanning to document scanning, Generation Imaging can convert the project in a timely and efficient manner.

Some file formats include Group IV TIFF, 8-bit or 4-bit greyscale TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, PDF, PDF/A, searchable PDF, text files, HTML files, and other unique formats.

There is no need to worry about sending film via USPS, UPS, FED-EX, DHL, or courier. The company is located near Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida.

Do not hesitate to contact Generation Imaging now for a scanning quote or other information.


Transfer School Documents to Digital Image

Convert School Records to PDF

Generation Imaging is a company dedicated to records conversion. Located in South Florida, G.I. Partners has scanned numerous records for various school, colleges, and universities all around the world. School records can be on any media, such as paper documents, manila envelopes with color photos, microfiche, or microfilm. Here is a brief overview of the different types of media storage in which Generation Imaging can convert to digital image.

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Paper Records

Traditional school records are 8.5 x 11 paper, manila folders, photos, or index cards. The problem with these records is that paper will naturally decay, and storage can get out of hand over the many years. Not only does the school have to be concerned about the rooms and climate control, but the administrators must also spend time hunting and searching for specific records to pull.

Generation Imaging can transfer these paper documents to digital images, such as PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. Pricing is based on volume, paper format, and naming (indexing or OCR) requirements.

Microfiche Records

Some educational institutions had previously converted paper records to a microfiche filing system. This helped with space and organization, but it’s still not a modern digital solution. The main drawbacks include degradation, loss, and the time it takes to pull a microfiche record and put it under a reader printer.

Generation Imaging’s staff has been scanning microfiche since the 1990s. The end result is identical to paper digitizing, but the process is much different. Pricing considerations include the volume, and around how many frames are on a microfiche on the average. Usually files are named by the header information.

Microfilm Records

Microfilm- also called roll film- was an optional backup and organizational plan for many universities and colleges. The problems are the same: over time, the roll film will be destroyed if not stored in a climate controlled vault. Additionally, if records need to be pulled someone has to retrieve it and search for individual frames in a microfilm viewer.

Generation Imaging can scan the roll film collection onto CDs, DVDs, external hard drive or other digital storage systems. Pricing is based upon volume and if any indexing or OCR processes are required.

Generation Imaging welcomes all requests from schools, and if fact received quotes from school members on a daily basis. Please contact G.I. Partners for more information.


Flexible Microfilm Scanning Services at Scanning360

Microfilm Scanning Service has become more affordable thanks to a unique combination of reliable business model and development plan structures offered by Scanning360. Most microfilm scanning services offer one solution for all. This method worked well in past times but many customers are finding it difficult in today’s economy. Our team of experts has identified various key factors that may enable just about everyone, the opportunity to make their microfilm to digital conversion a reality. A good way to explain this concepts is by illustrating some examples of how Scanning360 has been able to solve financial issues for our clients.The Best Microfilm Scanning Solution

One of our customer had a large collection of newspaper articles as part a local community library. Needless to say, they did not have the funds required for a complete microfilm to digital conversion. In fact, the library had been trying to budget for the microfilm conversion to digital for years and where no better prepared now than in day one. The problem was that the the cost of the complete microfilm scanning service was always way higher than the available funds. Scanning360 offered a solution that made sense. We broke down the collection of microfilm into manageable chunks that the library could afford each quarter, and kept the price low. In addition, the library was given the opportunity to delay the process when needed. The extra breathing room made the difference and made a very happy customer. When others microfilm scanning service companies rejected the project, Scanning360 was there to help.

In another case, our customer had a large collection of sports magazines dating back to the early 1900’s all on 35mm microfilm. He had been trying to negotiate a workable microfilm scanning service price for the collection but was never able to reach a sensible solution. The customer needed part of the collection on line, but about half of the collection was to be digitized at a slower pace and as needed. Typically, a microfiche conversion to digital is best priced when digitized all at once, and is much more expensive if scanned on-demand. Scanning360 worked out a process flow where the fastest digital microfilm scanners where used for the large group, and a slower digital microfilm scanner was dedicated to the on-demand portion. Various processes were needed to optimize the on-demand microfilm to digital conversion and keep the price within limits. Not only was the microfilm scanning service a success, but our customer was able to introduce additional services that were made possible due to our expedient response.

If you are looking for an innovated solution to your microfilm to digital conversion, contact scanning360. Sometimes the best solution is not the fastest, but is one that meets all of the customers needs.


Happy 2012 From Generation Imaging

The staff at Generation Imaging in Davie, Florida wants to wish you a Happy New Year for 2012. Initial surveys are showing that more people are  hopeful this year than 2008-2011, so let’s hope that translates into happiness and more work for everyone. It’s been survival mode for the majority of people in the world.

Generation Imaging thankfully did well in 2011. It could be due to co-founder Dan Gandul constant praying. The upstart Florida microfilm scanning company has posted increased revenues and profits every year since it has started thanks to excellent pricing, no corporate waste, and quality work.

Generation Imaging would like to thank all of its clients for using its microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, color slides, and document scanning services, in addition to 16mm archive writing services. Generation Imaging realizes that the client is always right, that prices need to be low in this current economy, that deadlines need to be met, and that if you are a reseller confidentiality will be respected.


Converting Microfiche to PDF

Converting microfiche to PDF is most easily accomplished via a microfiche scanner. There are many different types of microfiche scanners made by various manufacturers and distributed by different resellers. Each type of microfiche machine has different quality settings. Using a flatbed scanner or photo camera is out of the question.

Buying a microfiche scanner may also be out of the question depending on your budget and technical experience. The best way to complete your microfiche to pdf project- regardless if you have one or one hundred thousand- is to have a microfiche to pdf company perform that service for you.

Damian Hospital and Dan Gandul, co-founders of Generation Imaging, have scanned thousands of microfiche to PDF jobs in these last few decades and have seen all types of fiche and variations. Your project would be in good hands.

The microfiche to PDF cost has been on the way down since 2006, due to many factors, including the increased speed of microfiche scanners, increased competition of those companies that use these services, and the trend of outsources microfiche to PDF overseas.

As wholesalers, Generation Imaging is able to keep the microfiche to PDF price as low as possible, all while keeping your project in Florida- with no outsourcing or “creative” server subcontracting.

Microfiche to PDF can result in single pages (one frame = one image) or multi-page PDFs (all frames on a microfiche = one ‘giant’ image).

Other file formats include microfiche to TIFF, microfiche to JPEG, microfiche to PNG, and other compression variants. Microfiche to PDF can result in greyscale or black-and-white images.

Please feel free to contact Generation Imaging for a microfiche scanning quote.

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Types of Microfilm Scanning Services

Microfilm scanning services have many components and options. In addition to straight 16mm and 35mm roll film conversions, microfilm scanning services also include:

Quality control. Generation Imaging practices four phases of quality control: at the scanner operator level, a post-scanning audit, an intense quality control, and a final media check.

Indexing. The sky is the limit when it comes to naming images at Generation Imaging. Using proprietary software designed by Dan Gandul and Damian Hospital, and coded by a programmer who has over 10 years experience in the micrographics industry, your images can be outputted in any format. From breaking rolls by start pages or data entry by names, SSN, drawing numbers, dates, or account numbers, anything is possible. G.I.’s indexing program has multiple modules, including a QC program, which enables the modification of individual images.

OCR (Object Character Recognition). Using propriety OCR software, Generation Imaging can create OCR searchable PDFs, text files, or spreadsheets with the extracted data. Recommended settings: 300 DPI for typed text.

Image processing. From autocropping to duplex image splitting to quality enhancements to changing file formats, a microfilm scanning services company must offer all in one solutions.

Output. CD, DVD, USB stick, USB external drive, FTP, or filesharing are all possibilities.

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If you require microfilm scanning services of any kind, please contact Generation Imaging for an estimate. Information needed: how many reels, their type, how many frames are on a reel on the average, file format, naming, and any optional processes. It’s okay if you don’t have detailed preferences:  Generation Imaging can help you decide which microfilm scanning services are best for you.


Archival Services For All Your Archival Needs

During the last 3 weeks, I have received  calls from people looking for archival services and they all shared the same concern. They all said, in one way or another, that archival services are becoming harder to find. They also seemed very happy to have found us. Once we discussed the wide range of options, it seemed that they had something special to celebrate. At least they knew they had found a place where they felt they could trust to get their archival services and many other microfilm scanning, microfilming, and document scanning as well. All in one location. Microfilm Archival Services Archival services refers to the transferring of digital images to microfilm. In years past, this was a very common and usual process for many organizations. They used archival services for storing large amounts of information on microfilm. Since many of these firms have found a new home for their information on digital devices. Archival services is now used in a more limited ways. As a consequence, many archival services are no longer offered by many companies that use to. Eventually, these services are going to be a thing of the past for many more organizations, but for those who still need these services, we are glad to be able to help. If you need archival services, scanning services, or microfilming services, I recommend that you try to find a qualified service provider. Archival services are not as easy to find anymore but the efforts in finding the right place will pay off. You can visit us to more details about all the alternatives available for you today.


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