We scan all types, sizes, and volumes of documents including but not limited to:
- Aperture cards
- Bound books and unbound books
- Oversized and long documents
- Microfilm, and microfiche
- And standard sized business documents
#1: Aperture Cards
Aperture cards are a type of document most commonly used from the 1940s to the 2000s. They is usually embedded with some sort of machine-readable metadata so that computers can read them. While they were a state of the art way to archive information, moving a way to a more modern and digital system is a lot more common and recommended.
#2: Bound and unbound books
There are two types of books that we support. You might have a large backfile of this information stored up somewhere, and might not even know these exist. A big one would be training manuals - turning those into a digital format. Turning these into digital books also allow someone with reading difficulties to zoom in, and you'll be able to access them from anywhere.
Bound books are usually done with a flatbed scanner. We go page by page to ensure that we get a high-res copy, and our software pieces them all together. However, it must be taken into consideration if the book has a copyright - we would need the consent.
These are the typical ones you seen in a binder - sort of like a loose leaf. However, we do also do unbound books like the picture below. The ones that don't have any covers. Normally these are more fragile documents which are treated with considerable care, and our document scanning process always ensures this.
#3: Oversized and Large Documents
We experience these a lot with engineering, construction, or manufacturing companies, and they take a special scanner to process. As you can see blow, getting these advanced pieces of equipment can lead to wrapping up a lot of captial in one machine. This is why it makes sense to outsource these types of scanning. We have people ship their documents to us in tubes, we digitize them, store those files in their preferred document management system, and then mail it back.
#4: Microfilm, and microfiche
The big difference between microfilm and microfiche is the physical format.
Microfilm: Stored on a reel
Microfiche: Stored on flat sheets
Both microfilm and microfiche are valuable because they are compact and can store information in a much smaller format than paper files, usually reducing storage space requirements by up to 95 percent.
However, viewing this information is quite the pain - hence the move to a more stable and modern digital format.
We take the film and using our unique scanners turn them into images with tags and indexing metadata so you can do a full search (instead of flipping through an entire roll or sheet).
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