Pearl Scan

Loss Prevention

Digitise your microfiche and microfilm to PDF so you’ve always got a secure back up if need be.

Easy Access

Save time & cost on microfiche scanner rental – we’ll help you access your micro-media files.

Better Security

You can digitise microfiche and microfilm so it can be encrypted to control access to files.

Frequently Scanned Microfiche

We frequently scan and convert the following documents from Microfiche to digital PDF/PDF Searchable formats;

  • Planning and Building Control
  • HR and Payroll
  • Members pension records
  • Technical drawings
  • Machine parts
  • Newspaper archive

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Types of Microfiche / Microform

16mm microfiche

16mm Microfiche

Often used to store A4 documents, this microfiche is about the size of a postcard and typically will have 5/6 rows of negative strips containing 60/70 pages when full.

35mm microfiche

35mm Microfiche

Typically used to store large format drawings and plans of up to A0 size containing around 6 frames per fiche when full. It is also used to store newspaper archives, birth, and burial registers.

combi microfiche

COMBI Microfiche

This type of microfiche is created to combine both 16mm and 35mm frames and is used in local authorities’ planning, building control and highways departments.

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COM Microfiche

Computer Output to microfiche (COM) is a type of fiche which is used to store large amounts of data/reports from a mainframe/corporate system. Once full it can contain up to 278 frames of A4 documents.

A reel of 16mm microfilm

16mm Microfilm

Used to film and store A4/A3 documents, 16mm microfilm contains around 2500 pages. It also comes in a duplex format that contains double the amount of images.

A reel of 35mm microfilm

35mm Microfilm

Traditionally used to store large format of drawings and plans, when full it typically contains on average 800 frames.

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Other Types of Transparencies and Photographic Material Scanning

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We use state-of-the-art specialist scanners to scan and convert 35mm negatives into high-quality image files, such as TIFF, Jpeg, and PDF.


All types and sizes of slides, such as 35mm standard slides, 35mm half-frame slides, and medium format slides can be scanned and converted to PDF, TIFF, Jpeg, etc.

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Glass Plates

Old glass plate photographs can hold valuable memories – we can scan and digitise them to various digital formats, such as Jpeg, TIFF and PDF, in order to preserve those memories.

Aperture Cards

Large technical drawings and plans contained in aperture cards can be scanned and converted to high quality digital files, such as PDF, TIFF and Jpeg, as well as have metadata captured.


Our microfiche and microfilm scanning facility is 24/7 monitored by security personnel and all our staff members are fully vetted to DBS.

Fast Turnaround

With the capacity to digitise around 10 million images per month, we can accommodate urgent and demanding microfiche and microfilm scanning requirements.


We can fulfil any microfiche and microfilm digitisation requirements – we provide services to any required volumes, complexity involved and to any location.

Why Choose Pearl Scan?

In conjunction with the EN BS ISO 9001:2005, 27001, 14001 and in-house implemented quality, security and compliance procedures allow us to deliver peace of mind scanning services to our client. We are an approved document scanning and data capture scanning service provider to many reputable health, education, manufacturing, financial, logistics etc. organisations.

     ISO 9001 Registered         ISO 14001 Registered         ISO 27001 Registered         Investors In People         PCI Compliant         Member of IRM     

Founded in 2003, with almost 15 years of valuable knowledge and expertise in delivering successful document scanning and data capture services through the UK to some of the most reputable and globally known organisations.

We operate from a custom built document scanning and data capture centre, which is built around security, safety and confidentiality. The site is monitored 24hours a day by security and CCTV systems.

The document scanning and data capture bureau is equipped with the state-of-the-art dedicated document, Microfilm media, Books and Large Format Plans scanning and capture technology; catering for a wide range of document types and sizes making us a one-stop service provider for scanning and digital conversion needs . We continually invest in our staff training and latest technology to ensure that we are delivering quality and innovations at all times.

Pearl Scan Group has the infrastructure to provide quick turnaround for urgent document scanning needs to taking on a large volume scanning and conversion of documents, microfilm media, books etc. projects. Our document scanning and data capture service centre always run at 80% of its productivity allowing 20% space and resources for on-demand, ad-hock projects.