Microfilm scanning prices depend of volume and microfilm type. Of course, the number one difference in microfilm conversion cost is the scanning bureau itself. A company like Generation Imaging is very secure in knowing that if you soliciate many microfilm scanning quotes, that G.I. will combine low price and deliver top notch quality and service.
There are two types of microfilm that is converted by high-speed digital scanners: 16mm roll film and 35mm roll film. The number of images are variable, but a great rule of thumb is that 35mm contains 300 to 1000 frames, and 16mm contains 1000-2800 frames. Duplex film (“2-up”) may contain 5,000 to 20,000 images, while conversely both 35mm and 16mm reels may be short and only have a few images on them.
High volume jobs (millions of images) have lower rates per image than a dozen rolls. A project that consists of one roll or a handful of rolls may be converted at a flat rate. 35mm roll film scanning is slightly more expensive than 16mm roll film scanning.
There is “market value”, and then there is Generation Imaging’s discounted microfilm scanning price. How can Generation Imaging offer such low prices? G.I. has fast microfilm scanners, a low overhead, and specializes in microfilm conversions.
Depending on volume, the market value for microfilm scanning ranges from 3 cents to 5 cents per image. Companies have been known to sell microfilm scanning upwards to the 7-10 cents per image rate.
Generation Imaging has 16mm microfilm scanning prices that start 3 cents per image and can drop below 1 cent per image. G.I. has an extremely fair cost to scan one roll of film, as well. CONTACT US