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Microfiche Scanning

Quick, secure access to converted microfiche in a structured digital archive 

We have invested in the latest scanning equipment to digitise records hidden away on your archives of microfiche.   

  • Instant, remote access
  • Free consultation
  • Free up office space 
  • Award-winning services
  • Preserve historical archives
  • ISO 27001 & 9001 accredited

How does microfiche scanning work?

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1 - Collection

We will pack and collect the microfiche from your office through our internally managed fleet of tracked vehicles. For large-scale projects, a collection schedule will be arranged to suit your diary

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2 - Scanning

On arrival, all archive boxes are booked onto our internal tracking system and transferred to production where each microfiche is digitised into your preferred format (e.g. PDF). 

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3 - Delivery

The electronic records are uploaded to the cloud, enabling flexible, remote access and effective document management. Alternatively, you can choose access via SFTP or an encrypted hard-drive. 

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4 - Shredding

Finally, we can arrange for the physical microfiche to be securely shredded. Alternatively, for your peace of mind we can store the archive or arrange their physical return to your office. 

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What type of microfiche do I have? 

Microfiche is a traditional storage tool used to preserve scaled-down reproductions of documents, newspapers and maps. Traditionally used by councils, architects and construction firms, typically there are three types of microfiche- 16mm, 35mm and COMBI fiche.

16mm Microfiche

  • 16mm microfiche typically contains A3/A4 size documents and the frame is 6 X4 inches. 

35mm Microfiche

  • 35mm microfiche typically contains documents which range from A3, A2, A1 and A0 in size. Types of documents are large-format drawings such as maps, plans and drawings. 

COMBI Microfiche

  • COMBI microfiche contains a combination of standard and large format drawings. 

If you have a large archive of microfiche and are unsure of the size, don't panic! We're more than happy to arrange for a consultant to visit your office location to offer advice on digitising your archive of microfiche.

Microfiche scanning benefits

Protect your records from loss & damage

Microfiche are extremely susceptible to heat, humidity, fire and water damage. Just a few scratches could result in the information contained being damaged or lost forever. With our scanning solution, you can have the peace of mind knowing digital backups are safely stored in a cloud-based document management system. 

Reduce costs

The price of microfiche readers can be far more extortionate than the actual requirement to access that particular document. Outsourcing the digitisation of your microfiche eliminates the need to invest in expensive capture equipment. Once your records are digital, they can be easily shared and transferred with employees across the organisation.

Free up your office space

Scanning your microfiche into a digital format frees up valuable office space which could be put to better use as additional desk space or a new training room.

Microfiche scanning services near me

If you're looking for a secure and experienced microfiche scanning provider, then look no further.

With a dedicated logistics team, we can collect your archive of microfiche from any office location or third-party storage provider across the UK or Worldwide. Our weekly collection points include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, Newcastle, Southampton, Oxford and Wolverhampton.

If you have offices outside of the EU, we will create a tailored collection schedule utilising air freight and shipping as the main mode of transportation.

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From microfiche to digital 

Microfiche, alike aperture cards and microfilm are all types of microform, a traditional storage tool used to preserve scaled-down reproductions of documents, newspapers and maps. In today's digital era, microform has almost become redundant with many companies choosing to digitise their records. But the transition to a digital archive has left many organisations asking themselves; how do I gain access to the records historically stored on such types of formats? 

We've invested in state-of-the-art microfiche and aperture card scanners to handle all your microform scanning needs!. We will digitise your microfiche and aperture cards in PDF/TIFF/JPEG's or any other file format required. 

Award-winning microfiche scanning services

Our microfiche scanning services have been recognised globally, and we have been nominated for and won various awards over the years. We are proud to have been named by the Document Manager Magazine as BPO/Outsourcing/Bureau Business of the Year in 2022, 2021, 2020 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Our cloud-based document management system FreeDocs also won Compliance Product of the Year 2020.

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Why Storetec

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All records are digitised in full compliance with British Standard BS 10008 for the 'Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility' of electronic documentation. Our scanning operations are regularly audited, and we're accredited to several world-recognised frameworks, including ISO 27001 for Information Security.

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With decades of experience in the document management industry, we're experts when it comes to digitising documents. Over the years we've invested in the latest scanning equipment enabling us to digitise a range of documents for some of the most well-known organisations across the world.

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Our state-of-the-art scanning bureau has been designed to meet the highest standards of document management, security and protection. In addition, all Storetec staff have been fully DBS checked and have signed non-disclosure agreements for your peace of mind. 

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We can digitise any type of microform you have including microfilm, slides, negatives and x-rays! Read more about our microfilm scanning services today. 

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Specialist Storage

Looking for a physical archive storage solution for your microfiche? We can store your microforms in specialist climate & humidity monitored storage facilities. 

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Benefit from enhanced security and advanced searching capabilities by accessing your digitised microfiche on FreeDocs!

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