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Why Hold Off On Digitising Your Microfiche? Now is the Time to Scan!

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With many things in life, we tend to put off the important and regret it when we run into trouble further down the line. Make sure you don't have this problem with your microfiche and get them scanned today while it's simple and easy to do so.

Why Is It So Important To Scan My Microfiche Now?

There are a number of reasons why it is such a good idea to digitise your microfiche as soon as possible. The first is cost. By storingmicrofiche viewer files on microfiche, you will have already/will have to invest in or rent the use of a microfiche reader, those cumbersome things are a huge drain on the company budget. They will also take up unnecessary space but are the only way microfiche can be viewed. So storing files on microfiche is incredibly restrictive with regards to space and costs.

Using this outdated method of file storage also has a huge effect on the efficiency of an office or workplace. When you need information stored on your microfiche, you will need to go in search of the specific fiche you need and, provided you find the one you need, you will then need to set it up in the microfiche reader and search once again for the information you need on the microfiche. Using this method, you can't edit the information without creating a new microfiche and you can't share it with anyone without sending them the original file. In this fast moving world, we are constantly looking for better efficiency and things that provide just what we want in seconds but that just doesn't happen with microfiche.

Aside from the negative effects microfiche storage can have on your company, the quality of your files can often be compromised with this method. If can be difficult to read the information on your documents depending on the quality of the reader and this can be counterproductive to the way you work.

What Does Microfiche Scanning Offer?

Microfiche scanning can completely transform the way you work.

  • With digital copies of your files instead, you will no longer need to spend money on microfiche storage or readers and their maintenance.
  • Efficiency will also be boosted due to the instant file retrieval of digital copies once they have been fully indexed into your system.
  • They can also be accessed from any device from anywhere as long as you can reach the network or platform they are stored on.
  • Digital files and documents can be edited and shared quickly and easily which means business and meetings can be completed with ease.
  • The quality of your files can be enhanced in digital form meaning the information will be easier to view.

Those are just a few of the benefits of going digital with your microfiche. You can read about some of the other benefits in our other microfiche scanning articles.

Microfiche Scanning Process

  • We can collect your microfiche with our Nationwide Collection Service from London, Birmingham, Manchester or anywhere else in the UK and bring them to our secure scanning bureau in Manchester.
  • Once at our bureau, the microfiche are prepared for scanning with the removal from folders and check that nothing will restrict the smooth scanning process.
  • To ensure your microfiche retain their original top quality, we use top of the range, high quality microfiche scanners for all microfiche scanning projects.
  • The scanning process is undertaken under strict supervision to ensure top quality images.
  • Once the images have been scanned, they can be indexed and OCR processed for quicker file retrieval.
  • The scanned and indexed images can then be converted to PDF, Word, TIFF, JPEG or any other file type you require.
  • Your digital files can then be delivered to you on a CD, DVD or USB. Alternatively you can download them via ftp or access them on our online cloud system, Pearl Cloud.
  • Once you are happy with your digital files, the original microfiche can either be returned to you or we can dispose of them with our secure shredding service.

microfiche conversionWhy Choose Pearl Scan to Digitise Your Microfiche?

Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a fully bespoke microfiche scanning service, a service we have been providing for over 10 years so we know what we're doing. Our scanning bureau contains state of the art technology to ensure your microfiche are treated with the utmost care and security. Our microfiche scanning service can help you regain costs, space and efficiency and who can say no to that?

If you would like some more information on the scanning services we offer, including microfiche scanning, microfilm scanning, aperture card scanning and negatives scanning, get in touch today. For a free, no obligation quote for your scanning project, complete our online form by following the relevant links below.

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Where Can I Scan My Aperture Cards?

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More and more companies are looking for ways to digitise their aperture cards because going digital brings many more advantages than clinging onto the fads of old.

Storing files on aperture cards is no longer seen as the space saving solution it once was which is why organisations are looking for better solutions. This is where aperture card scanning comes into it.

Benefits of Scanning Aperture Cards

Saving Spacespace

In their time, aperture cards were seen as a revolutionary space savers freeing up space in the office by storing files in a more compact way. However, since the introduction of the internet and the idea of going digital, it seems aperture cards have had their day and served their purpose. It is now much more space saving to scan files and store them digitally in a computer hard drive or on an online platform.

Companies that previously held aperture cards in boxes around the office can now get them digitised to free up some potentially much needed space. They are finding there is no need to hold the cards when they can be stored digitally instead. This also banishes the need for aperture card readers to be stored too.

With this new-found space, more desks and new equipment can be added or the free space can be kept to make the room feel more free and open and even boost staff morale.

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By going digital with your aperture cards, you will no longer need to search through the cards hoping to find the right one and then place them onto an aperture card reader to view the files they contain. Once your documents have been scanned and OCR processed, you will then be able to find them on any system through a simple text search or title, name, date or whatever else they have been indexed by.

Here at Pearl Scan we know how important time and efficiency are in the day to day running of businesses. After all, time is money. So anything that can save you and your employees time has to be good for profits, right?

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Not only does aperture card scanning bring space and time saving benefits, you can also save money in both the long and short term. Increased productivity will bring its own money saving benefits and you can also save on storage costs if you currently store a large number of aperture cards in off-site storage facilities or in a room on your premises.

By getting rid of aperture cards, you also abolish the need for a reader too and these can be very expensive, especially if you need to repair or replace one. The cost saving benefits from this can be considerable.

Overall the benefits you can gain from scanning your aperture cards are significant. Here at Pearl Scan, we offer a bespoke aperture card scanning service that you can tailor to suit your needs whether that's the format you want them scanned to or the document management software we provide. If you would like some more information about how we scan your aperture cards or a quote for your aperture card scanning project, get in touch today.

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Like most people, we'll be taking a few days off over the holiday season. Here's our opening times for the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015.

Monday 22nd December 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 23rd December 9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 24th December 9am - 5.30pm
Thursday 25th December Closed
Friday 26th December Closed
Saturday 27th December Closed as usual
Sunday 28th December Closed as usual
Monday 29th December 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 30th December 9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 31st December 9am - 5.30pm
Thursday 1st January Closed
Friday 2nd January Closed


We will be back in the office and available for calls from the 5th of January (Office hours 9am- 5.30pm) If you are looking for a quote between those times, you can fill out our online quote request form by following the relevant links below and we'll pick it up as soon as we're back in the office. In the meantime, feel free to browse our website and discover the huge range of scanning services and document management solutions we have to offer. Happy Holidays!

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Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

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