Micro Fiche Library.
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.
>> I have an old(ish) scanner that will scan negatives. Not sure if it
>> will scan you Fiche. How big are they?
>> Dave Wade
>>>> --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
> * Quick Start - warms-up in less than one second
> Suitable for DEC 52x Fiche Scanning ?
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