Efficient and Accurate Microfilm Conversion

This article appeared as part three of a three part series on microfilm conversion that was published in the NIRMA Newsletter. Please use the following links to review part one and part two. In previous issues of the NIRMA newsletter, we have covered best practices for microfilm conversion. Those topics have included speed, accuracy, image quality, as well as quality control. One topic overlooked is how effective the scanner is at detecting individual frames of data. Two common techniques available today are edge detection and complete ribbon scanning, one using last ...

Read More


Three Keys for Successful In-House Microfilm Conversion

Published in the Summer 2018 edition of the NIRMA newsletter. In the last NIRMA newsletter issue, we discussed how you can convert your microfilm collection in-house and the benefits to performing that archiving in your own facility. Today we will show you the three vitally important aspects of in-house conversion — speed, accuracy and image quality. When all three aspects are successful, you have a true digital copy of your essential microfilm archives. High-Speed Scanning There are many microfilm scanners on the market that claim to be high-speed, but how is ...

Read More


You Can Do That With Microfilm?

Published in the Spring 2018 edition of the NIRMA newsletter. Advancements in microfilm scanning equipment are helping shape the way professional record managers access their microfilm records. Users of older, antiquated reader/printers are in a constant struggle of balancing the requirements of file retention with the advancement of the digital age. Now, in the time it would take someone to look up a single document, that individual can now scan an entire roll of microfilm and store it for fast, future retrieval. In-House Conversion While converting old microfilm ...

Read More


Idaho District Export Council Member Ernesto Pinal of nextScan Elected to National Steering Committee

Idaho Business Interests To Be Represented Nationally by leading Microfilm Scanning Equipment and Software Development Manufacturer, nextScan (a Division of Digital Check Corp.) Idaho’s District Export Council member Ernesto Pinal was elected to serve on the National Steering Committee for the Pacific North District Export Council. Mr. Pinal, is the Director of International Business Development for nextScan, a world leading manufacturer of micrographics equipment. The Pacific North District Export Council serves North California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, ...

Read More


FlexView: Affordable Microfilm Conversion Has Arrived

nextScan and ST Imaging, both divisions of Digital Check Corp. and leaders in micrographics conversion products, have combined their technologies to create a low cost production microfilm scanner. This scanner, the FlexView, will debut at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) in Chicago, June 23-26th. Bruce Rennecker, General Manager of nextScan and ST Imaging, states, “Our company’s mission is to help organizations quickly, efficiently, and economically covert their microfilm archives to preserve their film history. We’ve found many ...

Read More


Acquisition Unites Two Top Microfilm Scanner Manufacturers

    Over the years, nextScan’s industry leading scanning technology has helped our company to develop the highest speed production scanners and most sophisticated workflow software application for government, corporate, and archival applications. This acquisition by Digital Check will be of significant benefit to both nextScan and ST Imaging. By combining resources and technology, nextScan and ST Imaging will soon be able to offer the fastest conversion speeds and feature rich imaging enhancement software to all segments in the micrographics marketplace. C...

Read More