Professional microfiche and microfilm scanning services available to organisations in London and across the UK from Pearl Scan.

Microfiche and Microfilm Scanning Services in London

Pearl Scan's Microfiche and Microfilm digital conversion services for London and throughout the UK.

We provide expert scanning and digitisiation services for microfiche and microfilm in London and throughout the UK. Our team has over 16 years worth of experience in providing professional services and digitising microfiche and microfilm into any digital formats, such as PDF, PDF-A, Searchable PDF or TIFF. 

Our scanning bureau used state of the art scanners, which ensures that our clients enjoy quick turnaround and cost-effective service. We can scan the following types of microfiche and microfilm:


  • 16mm microfiche
  • 35mm microfiche
  • COM (Computer Output Microfiche)
  • COMBI (Combined) Microfiche


  • Reels
  • Spools
  • Rolls
  • Cartridges
  • Cassettes

Scan to OCR software

We provide the option of having OCR applied to your microfiche and microfilm converted digital data.

Once we have scanned your microfiche, microfilm or aperture cards, we can apply OCR software to your digitally converted images. The advantages of OCR are that it recognises typed text within the image and makes it fully searchable and editable within its new digital format. So, we can convert your microfiche and microfilm to searchable PDF, which is beneficial if your looking to create a digital archive system.

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After the completion of the scanning we also index all of your digital files by your required fields to make them easy to find in a newly digital and organised system.

Flexible, scalable and secure

Pearl Scan's microfiche and microfilm scanning service in London and throughout the UK also includes scanning microfilm rolls.

  • With having over 16 years of valuable experience working with the most reputable clients in London and throughout the UK.
  • Providing a one stop service for all of your microfiche and microfilm scanning needs with optional digital file management.
  • Adaptable to handling small to large volume as well as one-off or continuous projects.
  • Our services are certified to multiple ISO quality and security accreditations.
  • With a nationwide collection service, we can collect your microfiche and microfilms from anywhere in the UK.
  • We can supply your digital files on CD, DVD, USB, Secure FTP, Pearl Cloud.

Careful handling

The digitisation process of your microfiche or microfilm is done with a specialist equipment in a dedicated room and our scanning team is trained to deal with sensitive material. This ensures that your microfiche or microfilm remains in the same condition after the digitisation process and is not damaged in any way.

Collection and delivery

For your convenience we can supply boxes and help you to prepare the files for collection and securely collect your microfiche and microfilm files from you. After the digitisation process is complete, we can either safely deliver your original documents back or securely shred them.

Complimentary document management software

Halogen is our free document management software which has fast and powerful functionalities. This enables an efficient data retrieval process for organisations in London and throughout the UK.

We provide our own bespoke digital document management system to our clients free of charge - Halogen. This software was designed with simplicity and intuitivity in mind - sophisticated enough to provide powerful search capabilities, yet simple to implement and use. Halogen seamlessly works with other third party systems, if you are already using one, and many of our clients are efficiently managing their files and documents with Halogen on daily basis.

Get in touch

If you have any enquiries regarding microfiche or microfilm scanning, get in touch with us by phoning 0207 183 1885, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our online Contact Form.

A free trial

A free trial of our document scanning and data capture services in London, Manchester and throughout the UK.

We offer a free trial of our data capture and scanning services in London to prospective clients as proof of concept. Find out more:

0207 183 1885

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Why choose Pearl Scan

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We are backed up by external quality and security audits. Our operations have been audited and approved by many NHS, Local Authorities, Private blue chip companies and we pride ourselves on the high levels of quality and security we provide to each and every one of our clients.

Our data capture and document scanning services offered in London are accredited to industry standards.