Why Should I Convert Microfiche into Digital Files?

In today’s digital age, data storage for microfiche is obsolete. If you want to update your archive with today’s latest technology, scanning film into digital files is the next step.

Despite claims that microfiche has a shelf life of over 500 years, this media type can decay even when stored in climate-controlled environments. If you notice a vinegary smell, brittle texture or stickiness to your media types, you need to take action to preserve your files.

Converting microfiche to digital files can bring you valuable benefits including:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • More Physical Space
  • OCR Searchability
  • Improved Document Control
  • Increased Business Continuity
  • Universal Access

Microfiche and microfilm reader at Didlake Imaging in Manassas, Virginia.


The Datamation Conversion Process

The Microfilm and Microfiche Scanning Process

Archiving Your Records Into the Cloud

Archiving your records into the cloud is a must for all companies looking to protect and preserve sensitive data. Storing scanned data from microfiche can keep your business operating if film rolls are ever damaged.

We guarantee high quality digitization and give you access to your files in our secure Microsoft Azure Cloud. When it’s time to move your legacy microfiche into an electronic document management system (DMS), your scanned data can be imported and integrated into the DMS.

Your secure information repository can free up space and provide you with accurate indexes of files for you to retrieve at peak efficiency.

Types of Film we Scan

  • 105MM microfiche
  • Diazo duplicate microfiche
  • Aperture cards
  • COM microfiche

The Didlake Difference

Over 20 Years of Digitizing

Over 20 Years of Digitizing

For over 20 years, Didlake Imaging has created clear, legible, accurate and complete final replications. Our quality document preparation and scanning traces its roots back to microfilm and is trusted by government entities and corporations across the region.

Trusted for Quality & Privacy

Trusted for Quality & Privacy

Our highly skilled technicians are trained to follow Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other privacy regulations and procedures. Our secure scanning facility has restricted access with a strict chain of custody to ensure your data is protected.

Digitized with Care

Digitized with Care

We use the highest-quality industry standard scanning technology for file conversion. If your papers are dog-earred, stapled or torn, we take the time to prepare your documents for a flawless final product.

Scanning that Matters

Scanning with a Mission

When you scan with Didlake Imaging, you make a difference. We provide people with disabilities enriching employment opportunities that integrate them into the workforce and our communities.

Service Solutions

Document Preparation Services
Separate files, remove staples and paper clips, fix tears and dog ears, and secure sticky notes and loose papers.


Document Scanning Services
Physical files are directly scanned to digitally indexed files stored on a secure server.


Optical Character Recognition
Provides you full searching capability of digital documents.


Forms Processing
Turn your information captured on forms into usable data.

Back-File Document Conversion
Scan and index existing documents, microfilm and microfiche to a searchable digital archive.


Day-Forward Document Scanning
Scan, index and store new documents as a part of your normal business workflow.


Cloud Storage Solutions
We deliver your scanned documents to you through Microsoft Azure’s secure cloud. Other delivery options include flash drive storage, external hard drives and optical media (DVDs.)

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