Microfilm

Microfilm

We sell microfilm systems, consumables, equipment and storage media, which we distribute throughout the UK. We also maintain a full range of microfilm readers, printers and sundry equipment.
Microcopy employs over forty staff members and is able to quickly complete high or low volume microfilm document contracts. We currently microfilm over 110,000 documents a day and scan over 40,000 documents a day so are able to complete any quantity as is required whether this be in roll or fiche format.
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High volume microfilming

Any contract over 100,00 documents is considered to be high volume and can be collected as and when required by the customer, daily, weekly, monthly or as a one off collection and actioned immediately if necessary. Deliveries can be made at the end of the project or in stages as directed by the customer.
Low volume microfilming

 Low volume microfilming

Any contract under 100,000 documents is considered to be low volume and can be collected as and when required by the customer and actioned immediately if necessary.
We currently work on accounts payable, application file etc contracts on a daily basis so the customer has the microfilms/scans back the very next day and the public or anyone internally can look at the documents as soon as possible.

All documents can be microfilmed or scanned, we currently microfilm and scan accounts payable and sales invoices, medical records, personnel records, delivery notes, remittance advices, planning applications, purchase orders, expenses and large format drawings/plans.

Microfiche

Call us about microfiche equipment, consumables, systems and storage media, which we distribute throughout the UK. Our engineers also maintain a full range of microfiche readers, printers and sundry equipment.
To get expert advice on your archiving and document storage needs call us on 01280 822795

Find out about:
  • Reading microfiche on computer screen
  • Microfilm versus microfiche
  • How to copy microfiche to CD
  • Microfiche digital scanner

We can also advise on:
  • Microfiche viewers and readers
  • Series 60 microfiche
  • Used microfiche digital scanner and cost effective microfiche scanner
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Microfilm v microfiche

Document storage on microfilm vs microfiche – which is best, for what applications?

A microfilm is a miniature transparency photograph of an original document and in the form of 16mm or 35 mm rolls of film. Microfiche is similar in that it contains a matrix of micro images in a plate format. 

The Microfiche is a much faster retrival system as they can all be indexed as desired on the fiche header which holds up to 60 images whereas the microfilm is a film of approximately 2500 images that would need to be searched to find the particular document required. The microfilms can be indexed onto a spreadsheet or label to help retrieval become faster. Both formats can easily be copied for security and kept in different locations. Microcopy offers a free of charge storage service on our duplicate copy microfiche, microfilms and copy CD's if scanned.

To discuss which format is best from your application call us today on 01280 822795

We are experts in archiving documents and can:
  • Convert microfilm to jpg
  • Index microfilm scanned documents
  • Convert microfilm to tiff
  • Provide costs of microfilm and microfiche archiving of documents
Call us to learn about:
  • Microfilm archive preservation
  • Microfilm at libraries
  • Film scanning and conversion
  • Microfilm readers and reader printers
  • 16mm and 35 mm microfilm

Reader / Printers

What is a Reader Printer?

A reader printer is a piece of equipment that magnifies your microfilm and enlarges the image on to a plastic screen. Normally the image seen on the screen is the original size of the document before it was microfilmed.

A reader printer enables you to produce a paper copy of the image on the screen. There are 4 main types of reader printers and each kind uses a totally different range of supplies.

Plain Paper Reader Printers 

Most recent reader printers now use plain paper and the main supply item is the toner powder either in specialised cartridges or refill bottles.

Liquid Toner Reader Printers

A large percentage of modern 35mm reader printers as well as lots of (now obsolete) 16mm reader printers use zinc oxide paper together with liquid toners.

Dry Silver Reader Printer

Many 16mm reader printers use a dry silver paper that only needs heat to produce an image. No toner of any type is required.

Digital Reader Printers

Instead of using the photocopier technology of plain paper reader printers, these reader printers scan the microfilmed image on the screen and then print out on to a laser printer. These represent the very latest in reader printer technology with print quality being generally superior to conventional plain paper reader printers. The other advantage of digital reader printers is that instead of sending the scanned image to your laser printer, it can be sent to your PC enabling the image to be incorporated into the very latest computerised document management systems, whilst retaining your important records on obsolescent-proof and eye-readable microfilm.

Consumables

Canon and Minolta are two of the major microfilm reader printer manufacturers in the world, Microcopy Systems stocks or can obtain all the necessary toners and papers for your microfilm reader printer. Many reader printers in use today are re-badged Minolta machines. We can supply consumables for the following reader/printers.

3M

183CA
618
624
630
664
683AS
1083AA
1100
1830A
2436AA/AS
7530AJ
7540
7560
7565
7580
7736
Quantimatic III & IV

Bell & Howell

ABR1300
ABR1400
ABR1700
ABR1900
ABR2000
ABR2300
ABR2600
ABR2700
ABR2900

Canon

MP50
MP60
MP90
MS400/500
PC70/PC80
NP780
NP580
NP680
NP880/980
370/380

Kodak

DSV2400
DSV3000
IMT350
Starvue II
Ektamate II
Oracle II
Image Link 

Minolta 

RP502
RP503
RP504
RP505
RP507
RP600Z
RP605Z
RP607Z
RP609Z

Regma

AR2
AR2Z
AR3
AR3Z
AR4
AR5
AR23
LR7
Dataprism

Agfa

RP20

Imtec

5000
5100

Xerox

990
If you would like any further information on our services don't hesitate to give The Microcopy Group Ltd a call or download our free "Minimising Document Management and Storage Costs" document.
Call us now on 01280 822 795

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