Micro Fiche Library.

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Wed Oct 5 07:43:49 CDT 2016

This is the one I have.  It may be overkill because I think it goes to 8 
x 10 transparency.

A 5x7 format scanner will work just as well for fiche.  If you plan to 
do aperture cards, you will need a longer dimension that 7" to cover 
that.   The Epson 4990 apparently has that.

i looked forward and saw Jorg's posting as well.  If you find a good 
fiche reader that may work.  Your current reader may work if you can get 
the image quality up enough.

Here is one fiche I scanned, a WW2 unit war diary.  It was done with the 
V800 scanner you mention and my method of a previous post.  I think the 
results are pretty good.



On 10/4/2016 10:48 PM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> On 04/10/2016 16:53, Dave Wade wrote:
>>>>     Jim mentioned that dedicated microfilm scanners are expensive.
>>>> He's not kidding.  Used machines tend to start around $5k USD for a
>>>> low end, heavily used scanner.  New machines are generally $30k at the
>>>> lowest end.  Flatbed photographic film scanners are much cheaper, but
>>>> also slower.  However, with some scripting and tools like the
>>>> ImageMagick library, you can scan an entire fiche in one pass, then
>>>> slice up the image into individual pages accordingly.
>> Rod,
>> I have an old(ish) scanner that will scan negatives. Not sure if it 
>> will scan you Fiche. How big are they?
>> Dave Wade
>> Manchester
>> UK
>>>> --Shaun Halstead
>>>>      MSI Tech Services, LLC
>>> Thank you for your kind reply
>>> Reader is:
>>>                       MICROFICHE READER MODEL SC01-E
>>>                       SERIAL NO. 4573
>>>                       MAGNIFICATION 42x
>>>                      VISIDYNE INC    BURLINGTON MA USA
>>> UK model (yes I'm in the UK)
>>>                     230 VOLTS AC 50/60Hz .75 AMPS
>>> Only Hi res setting works.
>>> Using my home made but clean fiche holder the few fiches I looked at
>>> seemed OK.
>>> When adjusted for sharp focus the text was clear but a bit small.
>>> -- 
>>> PDP-8/e PDP-8/f PDP-8/m PDP-8/i
>>> Front Panels ex Stock - Order Now
> I have been doing some searching on the web.
> There seem to be some Epson (Perfection range) that could scan fiche
> Epson Perfection V800 Photo A4 Flatbed Scanner
>  * Scans Everything - slides, film, medium format & print
>  * Dual Lens System - swaps between 6400dpi (for slides and film) and
>    4800dpi (for photos)
>  * Removes Imperfections - digital ICE Technologies cleans-up old film
>    and photos
>  * Dynamic Range - accuratly reproduce tonal range and gradation of the
>    original
>  * Quick Start - warms-up in less than one second
> Suitable for DEC 52x Fiche Scanning ?
> Rod

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