Appendix B of Managing Microforms in the Digital Age
Microform Reader, Printer, Scanner Manufacturers
Note: This list of providers and products is not meant to be inclusive. URLs are accurate as of May 2013.
American Micrographics and Imaging
American Micrographics and Imaging provides equipment including microform readers, reader/printers, film scanners, processors, duplicators, and cameras. Most of the equipment and services are geared to the business and 16mm markets.
Canon USA, Inc.
Corporate office for Canon USA
One Canon Plaza
Lake Success, NY 11042
Tel: (516) 328-5000
Online contact form: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/office?pageKeyCode=contactUsLanding
In addition to the headquarters, Canon has many regional offices. Canon currently carries three models of desktop digital microfilm reader/scanners. These machines can accommodate diazo or silver 16mm or 35mm film, microfiche, and aperture cards in either polarity. Canon equipment is also available from other micrographics vendors.
The Crowley Company offers microfilm, digital, and hybrid services. They provide a wide range of products, including microfilming equipment, film-to-digital and digital-to-film conversion equipment, film stock, film processors, film duplicators, book scanners, document scanners, microform readers and more. Some of the product lines include Zeutschel, Mekel Technology, Wicks and Wilson, InoTec, Qidenus, HF Processors, Extek Microsystems and others. In addition to equipment sales, Crowley also functions as a service bureau providing a variety of film and digital services.
e-Image Data Corp.
The company features the ScanPro 2000, an all-in-one microfilm scanner. The ScanPro is a compact, tabletop machine that connects to a PC to scan, view, print, save, or manipulate information on microforms. The ScanPro works with 16mm or 35mm microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, jackets, cartridge film, and microopaques.
The EPME product line currently includes the IMAGELINK (formerly Kodak) brand of archive writer, archive processor and microfilm scanners as well as a new line of microfilm and microfiche high-volume scanners and digital reader-printers.
Eye Communication Systems, Inc. (EyeCom)
EyeCom provides many different types of filming production and film viewing equipment. They provide all types of reader equipment from handheld fiche viewers and ultrafiche readers to large tabletop 35mm microfilm readers. They also provide storage solutions such as fiche containers, notebooks, and cabinets.
Indus International, Inc.
Indus International, provides many different types of filming production and film viewing equipment. They provide all types of reader equipment from handheld fiche viewers and ultrafiche readers to large table-top 35mm microfilm readers. They provide several different methods of screen scan equipment that facilitates the reading and printing of microcards and microopaques.
ST Imaging, Inc.
The S-T200 View Scan system connects to a PC for viewing and scanning images from 16 mm or 35mm film. The View Scan systems also view and scan microfiche and opaque formats. The software can manipulate scanned image (crop, rotate, lighten/darken) then save or print the scanned image. S-T200 features auto focus, real time video, and a choice of manual or motorized film advance. S-T Imaging products are also offered by other micrographics vendors.