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 November 2018.
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.
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.
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 Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) product line currently includes the IMAGELINK (formerly Kodak) brand of archive writer, archive processor and microfilm scanners (digital reader printers) equipment as well as a full line of micrographics supply items and services. Micrographic supply items include IMAGELINK silver halide microfilms and microforms, non silver duplicating films and sundry items such as storage cartons, and laboratory processing aids. Services include a broad range of technical support and services related to vinegar syndrome, film writing, processing and film duplication, including INFOGUARD lab and film writing certifications.
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.
nextScan is a global leader in cutting edge scanning technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry. nextScan’s industry leading scanning technology has allowed the company to develop the highest speed production scanners and the most sophisticated workflow software application for microfilm and microfiche conversion in the government, corporate, service bureau and archival industries.
ST Imaging, Inc., a division of Digital Check Corp.
466 Central Ave.
Northfield, IL 60093
Tel: (847) 501-3344
Fax: (847) 501-3377
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.