Aperture Card Scanning, Conversion & Digitization

Do you have aperture cards you need scanned or converted to digital?

We can help!

Aperture Card Aperture Cards

Microfiche Scanning

Utilizing the latest film scanning equipment and best-in-class processes, Digital Film Services will scan your aperture cards to digital for access via a PC on DVD or to be loaded into your document imaging system. We also have the capability to provide Automated Hollerith Code Indexing.

If you would like a quote for the conversion of your records, you can click here to request an estimate or call us at 866-609-4DFS (4337).

How will we be able to access the aperture card records once they have been converted?

We can provide your scanned images back to you in any format you prefer. Typically, we convert the aperture cards into PDF or TIFF Group IV format and deliver them back on CD/DVD in a folder directory structure.

If you would like a quote for the conversion of your records, you can click here to request an estimate or call us at 866-609-4DFS (4337).

Why convert from aperture cards to digital?

There are several reasons to convert from aperture card to digital:

  • Image deterioration – Over time aperture cards tends to deteriorate, expecially if it is not stored in optimal storage evironment. We have seen cases where essential records have been completely lost due to complete deterioration of the microfilm. In less extreem cases, the image quality can simply decline to the point where it is no longer legible.
  • Ease of access – Lets face it, accessing aperture card records is a pain. The card needs to be pulled, loaded onto the reader, and then printed.
  • Lack of harware support – As new microform creation is phased out, the number of companies supporting readers is declining. In some cases, the cost of supporting or purchasing a new reader will pay for the cost of conversion.

If you would like a quote for the conversion of your records, you canĀ click here to request an estimate or call us at 866-609-4DFS (4337).

How much will it cost to convert from aperture card to digital?

The cost of converting your aperture card records will vary depending on a number of variables:

  • The cost for scanning an aperture card is typically about $.45 per card
  • How do you want the records indexed?
  • What DPI do you want the images scanned at? 200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi (200dpi is typically used)

If you would like us to provide you with a quote for your project, you can contact us directly at 866-609-4DFS or click here to request an estimate.

How are film conversion projects priced?

  • Scanning – There is a flat, per image fee for scanning
    • The cost for scanning aperture cards is about $.45 per image
  • Indexing – If you want document level indexing (where we group the images out into records) there is a per record indexing cost.
    • Typically about $.01 per keystroke for indexing (we can help you estimate the total project cost)
  • Media – Cost for writing the images onto your desired media (CD, DVD, Hard Drive, FTP)
    • Typically $15 for CD’s
    • Typically $25 for DVD’s

If you would like us to provide you with a quote for your project, you can contact us directly at 866-609-4DFS or click here to request an estimate.

How can we get our aperture cards scanned for import into our document imaging system?

We have scanned film for import into a variety of imaging systems (FileNet, ImageNow, Alchamey, Digitech, Docfinity, and many others). We will work with you before starting the project to isolate the required import file for your system. In most cases, a TIFF Group IV image with tab delimited index file works fine for the import.

If you would like us to provide you with a quote for your project, you can contact us directly at 866-609-4DFS or click here to request an estimate.