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Microfiche, Microfilm and Aperture Card Scanning

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Low to high volume Microfiche Scanning, Microfilm Scanning and Aperture Card Scanning

Our Budget Friendly production low to high volume, Microfilm, Microfiche and Aperture Cards Scanning offers a complete package of professional service and support to give you the best solution for your conversion project. 


Our Scanning solution for low to high volume conversion of microfiche, aperture cards and roll microfilm offers time/money saving, valuable storage space, disaster recovery and ROI.
Our digitisation and scanning systems can handle all of the unique properties of your microfiche, roll film and aperture card including:

• Scanning of high reduction images from COM microfiche
• Title bar information
• Variable size documents stored on a microfiche or microfilm
• Variable position and annotated images [landscape and portrait]
• Multiple microfiche files
• Fully customisable indexing and cataloging to digital files
• Image optimisation, enhancement and de-skewing of images
• Multiple output formats such as TIFF, Jpeg, PDF, PDF Searchable and PDF/A

We can scan and digitise the following Microfilm & Microfiche Polarities

Positive, Negative and Mixed

We can scan and convert the following sizes of roll microfilm, cartridges and microfiche media

Microfilm: 16 and 35 mm film

Microfiche: Standard, Jumbo fiche, Mini Jackets, Aperture Cards

We can scan the following Roll Microfilm Formats

Simplex, Duplex, Duo, Blipped / Un-blipped, COM and Mixed formats and other industry standard formats

Microfiche and Aperture Cards Formats

Microfiche: Step and Repeat fiche, Film Jackets, AB Dick, Microx, COM and Aperture Cards.

Title bar scanning as well as Hollerith punch reading is available from fiche and aperture cards.

We can scan, digitise and convert your Microfilms, Microfiche or Aperture Cards to the following Digital Image file formats;

TIFF bitonal Group3/Group4, TIFF uncompressed, Multi-page TIFF, JPEG, CALS, PDF/A, Multi-page PDF, Single-page PDF, PDF Searchable, JPEG 2000, CAD (DWG and DXF), etc.

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Document Scanning by Pearl Scan

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For more information feel free to give us a call: 
Nationwide: 0845 22 55 923         London: 0207 183 1885
Manchester: 0161 832 7991         Birmingham: 0121 285 1900

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Why choose us

  • Experience >

    We have over a decade of experience providing scanning services for some of the most reputable companies in the UK including blue chip companies and organisations as well as small businesses and private individuals. Some of our past clients have included NHS, local government, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Manchester, Aviva, BBC, Sky, Metropolitan Police, Environment Agency and many more.
  • Scalability >

    We have the infrastructure to support small-to-large, quick-to-long term scanning projects and with a capacity to scan 10 million images per month. This scalability provides a great deal of flexibility with the services we offer meaning we can tailor all of our services to suit the needs of each client and we will always try our best to accommodate any request.
  • Audited >

    We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.
  • Accreditations >

    We hold a number of ISO accreditations including ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Management System) and EMS 14001 (Environment Management System) and Data Protection 1998. We are also a member of the Information and Records Management Society as well as being supporters of Investors in People and a member of The Skills Pledge.
  • Innovation >

    Our scanning bureau is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dedicated scanning hardware catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service for your scanning and digital conversion cycle. We upgrade our scanners to keep in line with the latest scanning technology and ensure we are providing the best possible scanning service at all times.
  • Security >

    We operate from a custom built scanning bureau focussed on security, safety, confidentiality and scalability. The main building is monitored by Red Care security systems and has 24 hours internal and external CCTV. We are more than happy for you to come and visit our premises so we can show you how safe your documents are with us.
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