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Fiche & Film Scanning

Restore converts millions of images in digital format every day, including fiche and film. Many organisations still have an archive library of data on microfilm. However, no matter how well you look after it, due to the very materials used to create the film, there is an infinite shelf life of these archive files. Converting these images digitally provides the longevity often required, whether as a wholesale archive scanning project, or more often with fiche or aperture, as and when the files are required.
Our scanners work with fragile papers, books, odd sizes as well as microfilm and microfiche, and are supported by dedicated Preparation and Quality Assurance Teams.

Advantages of scanning microfilm/fiche

1. Backup
Whether disaster recovery or the devastating results of loosing the information, whether through the aging process or a natural/freak disaster.

2. Degrading quality
Microfilms do not have an infinite shelf life, especially if they are active. Scanning preserves the information in their current state, or sometimes better, future proofing for any degradation over time.

3. Accessibility
Digital copies allow easier access to the information, as rather than going to the physical storage location, the information can be accessed from a computer.

4. Distribution
Share the information across multiple locations, but also from different media like laptops, mobiles, and with the right online storage facility, all with a complete audit trail of user access and permission setting – you control who has access.

5. Availability
Access information quickly, search the content through indexing, making decisions or informing work more effective.

Why Restore?

Restore are ISO 9001:2008 an ISO 27001 accredited and therefore follow strict procedures to ensure confidentiality, quality and safety of your records.

Restore are the market leaders in microfilm and fiche scanning, with dedicated rooms within our scanning centres, with highly trained and experienced scanning technicians at fiche/film scanning managing the projects. Our scanners use True Optical Resolution so that each pixel on the fiche/film is replicated, rather than digital scaling.

Our sites are:

  • 24/7 security
  • 24-hour CCTV
  • High perimeter fences
  • Location chosen for their location away from natural hazards, but close to emergency services
  • All staff DBS checked
  • All doors operated by fobs
  • All mobiles stored in lockers before being allowed on scanning floor
  • We have a fleet of Restore branded vehicles across the UK who can securely collect your records.
We can help, whatever the file format, for example:
  • 16mm (simplex or duplex)
  • 35mm roll
  • Jacket fiche (16mm, 35mm or combination)
  • Daizo
  • Computer Output to Microfilm
  • Aperture cards
  • Photographic slides
  • X-rays
Whatever the format
  • JPEG
  • PDF
  • TIFF
  • Text