Top Rated Microfiche and Microfilm Scanning Services in San Francisco, CA

Are you looking to revitalize your archival storage systems by converting outdated microfiche and microfilm into modern, digital formats? Our Microfiche & Microfilm Scanning Services specialize in transforming these older media forms into high-quality, easily accessible digital files, which may include PDFs, digital images, or custom formats tailored specifically to your needs. Our efficient process guarantees a swift and secure transition from physical to digital, ensuring the integrity of your content while significantly enhancing its accessibility and manageability.

Boasting over two decades of proven expertise in document scanning, our services are renowned for their reliability and cost-effectiveness. We prioritize maintaining the historical significance and confidentiality of your records, enhancing their usability for research, sharing, and preservation purposes. Rely on our experienced team to transition your valuable archives into the digital age, ensuring they remain a resource for generations to come.

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    Microfilm/ Microfiche are storage mediums to store information and records. Typically, microfilm is a roll while microfiche is cards containing information and records. Modern digitization methods ensure the conversion of the most troublesome microfiche and microfilm into digital copies (PDF, Tiff, or JPEG)High-quality digital images allow the data, images, and graphs to create sharable copies. These digital copies are indexed and stored on the shared platforms. Mekel MACH7 Scanner is used to convert various types of microfilm & it is capable of achieving FADGI star ratings.


    What Is Microfilm Scanning?

    Microfilm scanning is an important process that is used to digitize old documents and images. It is a quick, easy and affordable way to preserve your valuable memories and documents.

    Microfilm scanning is a process by which digital images of scanned film can be converted to a digital format. This technology is often used in archives, libraries, and museums to preserve historic documents. Microfilm scanning allows you to capture images of documents and images on microfilm. This technology can be used to preserve historical records, images, and other important documents.

    Microfilm was actually created in the 1880s. Overtime the technology of creating, preserving, and accessing microfilm drastically improved. However, 140 years of developments have left a hodgepodge of different types of microfilm. Microfilm is typically kept on rolls or in film canisters. It comes in 16 or 35-millimeter rolls that can have a single row of images (simplex) or a double row of images (duplex). Sometimes the images are positive, like photographs, and sometimes they are negative, like x-rays. And sometimes, though not always, the microfilm is blipped, which is to say that little rectangles run along the edges of the film to help viewers keep track of where they are on the roll.

    To view the images on microfilm, you need a microfilm reader. This is a device that enlarges the microscopic image of the film to at least 100% of the image’s original size. Microfilm readers, like the film itself, have gone through several generations of changes. Few microfilm readers are capable of enlarging every type of microfilm.

    What Is Microfiche Scanning?

    Microfiche scanning is a process of capturing images of large pieces of microfilm using a scanner. Microfiche scanning is used to preserve documents that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to digitize. Microfiche scanning is a technology that allows you to capture images and information on microfilm. This technology is used to preserve important documents, such as birth certificates and marriage licenses.

    Microfiche scanning is a process of converting paper documents into digital images. Microfiche scanners are used in libraries, archives, and other institutional settings to preserve and make accessible historic records.

    Rather than being stored on a roll or a cassette like microfilm, microfiche is a rectangular sheet that has the same sort of microscopic images that have been cut into strips and placed in sleeves that run across the sheet. Again, there is no uniformity to this process as the size of the sheets and the number of images per sheet can vary. Just as with microfilm, images on a sheet may be positive, they may be negative, or they may be mixed.

    Microfiche readers are more uniform in their function. Instead of a roll that must be maneuvered back and forth, the microfiche reader can scan across the entire field of sheet.

    Why You Should Convert Microfilm & Microfiche To Digital Documents?

    Documents, records, reports, statistical information, manuscripts are placed on microform because they are regarded as valuable. If you, as a manager or an administrator, an archivist or a teacher, a researcher or a historian, believe that the information stored on microfiche and microfilm is important, then you should consider scanning the film and converting it to digital files with multiple copies saved in the cloud and external locations as well.

    Consider that, at present, if you have important data stored on microform, you very likely have only one copy of that data. If it’s lost, it’s perpetually lost. If, on the other hand, you decide to scan your microfilm and microfiche files and save them digitally, you’ll always at least have a backup copy, just in case the film doesn’t last for 500 years.

    Main Services Offered By eRecordsUSA

    We provide quality microfilm microfiche scanning services for all industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, and so on. Our scanning service covers all popular/mainframe formats (e.g. CRUMBIC, ANSI, ARMA, or UNISET) and computer formats (ASCII).

    At eRecordsUSA, we do microfilm, Microfiche / aperture card scanning & digitization with image enhancement  capabilities including:

    Microfiche Scanning

    • All standard/long jacket fiche types plus: COM; AB Dick; Ultra Fiche; Microx
    • 16mm or 35mm (or combo)
    • Positive or negative
    • Diazo, Silver, Vesicular formats
    • Duplicates
    • Bitonal output to: TIFF (G3, G4) and PDF (all single/multi);  PDF/A
    • Grayscale output to uncompressed TIFF/JPEG (true 256 shades of gray); JPEG 2000; PDF (single/multi-page); PDF/A

    Microfilm Scanning

    • 100’, 215’ and 1,000’ rolls; ANSI, M-types and open spools
    •  16mm and 35mm
    •  Positive or negative
    •  Silver, Diazo and Vesicular formats
    •  Bi-tonal output to: TIFF (G3, G4) and PDF (all single/multi);  PDF/A
    • Grayscale output to: uncompressed TIFF/JPEG (true 256 shades of gray); JPEG 2000; PDF (single/multi-page); PDF/A

    Microfilm and microfiche were wonderfully useful necessities. In this age of high-speed digital scanning, cloud storage, and the instantaneous transfer of data, microform can step aside and allow the next technological generation to get to work recording and preserving the data that is so important.

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    eRecordsUSA is an ISO/ISMS Certified Small Minority & Woman-owned business, based in San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California. We offer scalable microfiche/microfilm scanning services at an expert level. This year we have adopted Mekel scanners for producing ultra-high quality scanned digital copies.

    We have been providing clients with document scanning and data entry services in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade.

    • We have a dedicated team of professionally skilled technicians to convert microfiche and microfilm.
    •  We begin the process of scanning your roll/fiches to produce high-resolution digital scans (400-600 DPI).
    •  The digital formats we generally use are TIFF, JPEG, or PDF

    To do the indexing and create a searchable catalog, the images are converted into retrievable formats. The digital images are then stored on the cloud or a personal soft copy is provided to the client using a digital storage medium(USB, DVD, etc.). We are known for paying attention to minute details ensuring 100% conversion from cards or rolls.

    Outsourcing your microfilm/microfiche project to us will provide easy, hassle-free, and cost-effective scanning and digitization. You can rely on our services.

    To receive a free quote, call (510) 900-8800 or email us at [email protected] now.




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      •   Mr. Sharma is very professional and friendly.  We had eRecords scan our books for archive purposes.  The quality of their service is amazing.  They are fast and timely.  I am very glad that we used eRecords to scan our books and wouldn't hesitate to contact eRecords if we need digitizing/imaging service in the future.

        thumb Esther L.
      •   eRecords has provided an amazing high quality scanning work for our books. Mr. Sharma is very detail oriented and the results are just excellent!

        thumb Eliana D.
      •   I contacted eRecords for a small-scale scanning job. Although they usually work on large projects, Pankaj was more than willing to help with what I was looking for! The scans that came back were high quality, and delivered in a timely matter. eRecords was also the business that quoted me the most competitive price. I would definitely recommend - Pankaj is knowledgable and a great collaborator to work with on meeting any scanning service you may need.

        thumb Nina P.
      •   ERecords USA has provided Fast, Timely, and Amazing quality service for scanning my books and magazines. Ritika, Pankaj, and their Staff are very friendly, flexible, and easy to work with. They go above and beyond in their service. I give them  A+++.

        thumb Rahul P.
      •   I have used eRecordsUSA on three separate occasions and each job was performed exceptionally. All files scanned at high resolution, organized, and returned in a timely manner. Pricing was also very reasonable for such time-intensive work. Management was also very good with their communication.

        I am a digital nomad that owns zero paper, so having all of my files in Google Drive is imperative. With Google's OCR (Optical Coherence Recognition) I can now find my files at lightning speed. ie - I search for [deed], [roof repair], [assessment], etc. and all relevant files "automagically" appear.

        thumb Cameron V.
      •   EXCELLENT quality work. VERY professional. I had some kids art work scanned high resolution that was too large for the scanners at copy shops. eRecordsUSA did a fantastic job and I highly recommend them.

        thumb Stephen M.
      •   ERecords USA provided a fast and accurate turnaround for a request to duplicate X-Rays.  They ensured that copies were accurate prior to payment and went out of their way to produce within a short time.

        thumb Beth S.
      •   Erecords scanned 56 bankers boxes of legal case files and other professional documents for me. This was a particularly difficult and complex job because, in naming files, they had to work from both a written file inventory and the file names on the folders themselves and use a consistent file naming protocol that Erecords and I agreed upon. They did an outstanding job of following this file naming protocol and organizing the documents in digital form to create the file structure that I intended. This job was also difficult because of the variety of page sizes and the age and condition of some of the documents; they managed to accurately capture everything. They also made the job easier for me by picking the documents up at my home. Pankaj at E records was invariably courteous and helpful and spent the time needed with me before the job to develop a digital file structure to make the documents most useful. I highly recommend Erecords for document scanning.

        thumb David L.
      •   I chose eRecords to scan over 2000 pages of yearbooks and several hundred photos from the early 90's to early 00's. I was not disappointed. They were one of the few locations in the Bay Area that I contacted that let me drop off and pickup the material in person. The JPG and PDF scans that they sent me were extremely high quality and OCR'd the yearbooks so I can search for text. They were able to repair one of my yearbook's bindings to the point where I couldn't even find the repair! This place is professional and good value for what I received. If something ever happened to my irreplaceable yearbooks and photos I know they're digitized now and backed up to multiple locations on my network and cloud! Highly recommended, Pankaj and eRecords!

        thumb David B.
      •   I found eRecordsUSA on an internet search and contacted them to inquire about scanning to PDFs a set of some six hundred old, faded, tattered pages of an underground/community newspaper I co-founded fifty years ago.  I lucked out on this first call, finding a most professional, efficient, accessible, top notch company to help me archive my newspaper despite these trying, pandemic times.

        thumb Ted R.