How Much Does It Cost To Scan Microfilm?

November 18, 2011

The cost of converting your microfilm records will vary depending on a number of variables:

  • What size film is the film? 16MM or 35MM
    • The cost for scanning 16MM microfilm is about $.02 per image
    • The cost for scanning 35MM microfilm is about $.05 per image
  • How do you want the records indexed?
    • Roll level indexing (described above)
      • This method of delivery is less expensive because less labor hours are required for breaking out the documents and indexing
    • Document level indexing (described above)
      • This mothod of delivery will be more expensive but certain variables can keep the costs down (existance of document level blips and or a CAR system to help automate indexing)
  • What DPI do you want the images scanned at? 200dpi, 300dpi, 400dpi (200dpi is typically used)
  • How many images are on your rolls?
    • 16MM film typically has between 2,000 – 2,500 images per roll


    • 35MM film typically has between 500 – 900 images per roll




If you would like us to provide you with a quote for your project, you can contact us directly at 866-609-4DFS or click here to request an estimate.

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