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Microfilming

Efficient, Economic & Simple

Microfilm has long been recognised as one of the most efficient, economic and simple ways of storing large quantities of information. As a source of storing archives, microfilming gives you a viewable archive that has a life expectancy of up to 500 years with a single roll of film able to store up to 2,500 images.

Benefits of microfilming

Being the perfect medium for the permanent retention of source materials the use of 16mm and 35mm microfilm offers the following benefits:

  • A microfilmed document reproduces an identical copy of the original source material that is unable to be edited with no possibility of corruption.
  • The use of 35mm filing allows us to film large format materials in total image perspective allowing for the coalition of many documents on a single roll of film.
  • Linked to a microfilm reader, scanner or printer microfilms are easy to use and have the ability to be printed, faxed and emailed.
  • On a page for page basis microfilm is one of the cheapest ways of acquiring archival information.
  • The accessibility of microfilm is never restricted by electronic systems.
  • Hundreds of years of research material can be maintained in a much smaller amount of space versus a printed counterpart.
  • It is possible to scan from a digital source to microfilm thereby providing an identical copy that can be archived permanently.

What documents can be microfilmed?

Microfilming has long been established as a standard in the filming and subsequent archiving of manuscripts, newspapers, maps, drawings, letter books, political papers, reports, thesis, dissertations, incunabula, historical documents, rare books, minutes and agendas, journals, special collections and accounting documentation.

Microform Imaging offers a wide range of microfilming services, we are able to offer full microfilming services such as mounting, duplication, as well as ISO-compliant processing services for any microfilming you do in-house.

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