SOURCE: MicroComSystems Ltd. Seattle

MCS Micro Com Systems Ltd. Seattle

March 23, 2016 17:39 ET

Seattle Scanning Service Publishes Blog in Praise of Microfilm

Micro Com Systems Acknowledges Microfilm's Value in Creating Compact Readable Forms of Printed Documents

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) - Micro Com Systems, a Seattle document scanning service, has specialized in document scanning, data capture, and image scanning since 2000. Although digitization has become the norm, their latest blog acknowledges that microfilm still has its place in the modern age. For more on this, go to:

"40 years ago, microfilm was king," says Joe Bryant, General Manager of Micro Com Systems. "What better way to securely back up paper records? It was inexpensive, duplicates could be easily created, and it was an exact representation of the original paper document. Really, the only issue was the cost of the equipment needed to view and print."

Digitization became the norm because it costs about the same as microfilming but the real savings were the easy distribution of the images and the fact that everyone had a PC on their desktop, which allowed for easy access.

Still, microfilm has its place in the information and image management business. It provides an eye-readable form of the original information. This is important if your organization is required to archive data with the federal or state government. The other benefit is the longevity of the microfilm media itself. If properly processed and stored, microfilm will last well over 100 years.

"If you need to convert digital images to microfilm, it doesn't make sense to scan the film directly from the paper files, so our industry created cameras that would convert digital images directly to microfilm. This service is available for both regular digital files to 16mm film and the conversion of large format drawings to 35mm. With Micro Com Systems, the benefits of both digital and microfilm can be realized."

About the Company

Since 1975, Micro Com Systems has been providing local businesses with Document Management Solutions. Their list of products and services includes: Document Imaging & Management, Archival & Book Scanning, Medical Imaging, OCR, Large Format Scanning, Microfilm Scanning, Aperture Card Scanning, Enterprise Report Management (ERM), High Speed Printing, Capture Software, and Capture Equipment.

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