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How to choose a Microfilm or Microfiche Scanner?

 The first question has to be about the application. What do you with to accomplish with the microfilm scanner?

For most users, the answer is that they are replacing an aging Reader Printer that is needed to access their microfilm records. In this case, the user simply needs a reliable system to be able to view, print and capture images digitally as needed. This most common application does not need the most expensive or highest resolution model available, just a quality system that will let them access their film as needed and make prints for image files for distribution. In this case, the Micro-Image Capture 9 would be a great choice >> MIC9

The Micro-Image Capture 9 is the most current model with an 18MP imager and high production scanning software that automatically detects images on screen and crops / de-skews for easy capture by mouse or included footswitch. The Micro-Image Capture 9 is available as a Fiche/Ap Card only model ($3,975.00) or the Universal Motorized Roll Film model which adds a motorized roll film carrier for 16 & 35mm microfilm on rolls and still retains the fiche carrier so you can also work with fiche, jackets and AP cards. The MIC9M sells for $5,775.00

For a select few users, the answer is they have a microfiche or microfilm library that they wish to convert to digital files. This customer needs an automated, high speed scanner in order to produce the throughput required to scan their entire records library. High speed microfiche and microfilm scanners can cost $40,000 - $60,000 new and about half that price for pre-owned refurbished systems. does sell both new and used production scanners so please contact or call 866-754-8885 x1 to discuss your requirements and for a price quote.

Another option is to outsource your microfiche, microfilm and Aperture card scanning to We have production scanners at our scanning facility and can handle all the production work for you. Just send us your film and we will scan and return to you the final digital product in a short period of time.

Written by Evis Beaton - April 2018 

Evis Beaton is the Sales and Marketing Manager for and has over 25 years of experience in the Microfilm Industry working as a field service technician, technical specialist and service manager for Minolta’s then largest microfilm dealer in the USA. Evis has an ASEET (Electronic Engineering Technology) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis on e-commerce organizations.

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