Scanning paper files to digital images provides many benefits. However, there are several business-use cases where the creation of microfilm as a back up to the digital image should be considered. Microfilm can serve as the “back up” to the image and the paper.
Microfilm, by far, is more cost effective for long term storage when you consider monthly or annual storage costs for paper. Paper Storage Costs will are ongoing and continue to rise– microfilm can reduce or eliminate that cost completely.
Microfilm, unlike digital images, is immune to Ransomware or other attacks on digital data. It will always be supported because the major manufacturers who sell digital imaging equipment recommend the use of microfilm when there is a need for long term storage or permanent retention of digital images (Kodak, Fujitsu, Canon)
Microfilm cannot be altered, unlike paper which can be, so if the information on paper is vital to business continuity or required to kept permanent for compliance, then microfilm is the best option. Paper can be altered, will degrade over time, and can be easily damaged. This is especially true for historical documents of any type – microfilm is the best choice for preservation. Key things that
Questions to ask yourself if you should consider creating a backup of your images to microfilm.
If you have answered yes, then you should contact one of our representatives to discuss how we can help.