Film Scanning

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Film Scanning 2018-07-13T09:04:01+00:00

Our Film Scanning Service


Aperture Cards


35mm slides can scan all of these formats so that:

  • You will always be able to view your files if your film viewer breaks.
  • Your records are backed up in case of disaster.
  • More than one person can view the images at any one time.
  • Your scanned paper archive and film archive are joined up.
  • You can easily distribute and print your files as needed. can scan film in colour or black and white up to 4000 dpi resolution. Our machines use the powerful (Digital ICE) feature to remove scratches and revive colours to produce fantastic high resolution or low resolution digital images.

Once scanned, the images are stored alphabetically and therefore easily located.


Film records can be scanned to image formats such as Adobe PDF or TIFF and can also be converted into an editable format such as MS Word. Click here for more information on document conversion.
document can arrange for delivery and return of film if required. We collect client’s records throughout the UK either through couriers or own own vans.
Rollfilm either 16mm or 35mm will be held on a roll, sometimes within a cassette sytle container.
Microfiche are around 6 x 4 inches in size and hold 16mm or 35mm sized frames.
Aperture cards are always held within a card that contain a 35mm only film.
Usually film does not require any preparation prior to conversion to electronic format.

Film Scanning technical information:

Fiche is a generic term for all microforms measuring approx. 6″ x 4″. These sheets can store microfilm images of A4 and A3 documents at 24 x reduction, and up to 270 images of computer data at 48 x reduction.

Microfiche jackets hold up to 5 strips of 16mm film, and from 60 to 70 pages per fiche. Fiche can be scanned per image as per other documents.

If you decide to have your film or microfilm converted into a digital format, the process itself is quick and easy, offering varying levels of image fidelity and a resultant variation in file size, as well as a choice of all of the biggest file formats to which your film can be converted.

PDF and TIFF  are the most popular choices as they are the most widely used and offer the greatest range of compatibility, allowing users to access the scanned film files from most computers. The quality and compression of the images in these file types is also industry leading, so you can be assured of the quality of the scanned image and the continued, unchanging fidelity of the file, regardless of how many users access it and how many times it is replicated or copied between different digital storage formats.

Film Scanning can be booked for ongoing periods or indeed on an on demand basis, giving flexibility and freedom to customers who will require a continued Film Scanning service they can trust, or to those who are looking for a single digitising session.