Digital technology can help you easily create the perfect microfilm archive.

A Microfilm Production Solution for County and State Governments

Does your organization preserve vital records on microfilm? If so, you’ve probably been archiving documents a specific way for years and think there’s no reason to change the system. You might be spending more time and money than you need. We know old habits die hard, but maybe it’s time to think outside the box.

Tameran’s Microfilm Archiving System makes it super easy and more affordable to merge digital and paper documents and record records on 16mm or 35mm microfilm. Our unique approach to creating microfilm makes it simple to microfilm digital and paper documents, and it will drastically improve your archiving workflow, decrease preservation costs and eliminate the headaches associated with maintaining equipment and working with chemicals.

Preserve digital and analog files on microfilm- Let us show you how to create a secure and permanent archive.
Follow these six steps to create the perfect microfilm archive using digital technology.

Step 1. Digital documents are converted to .TIFF using a file conversion program. Analog documents are converted using scanning technologies. This can be performed by a government department or Tameran.


Step 2. Meta Data is added to files using Tameran’s ImagePrep or other image processing and indexing application. This can be performed by a government department or Tameran.


Step 3. Microfilm is digitally composed using Tameran’s Microfilm Roll Composer. This can be performed by a government department or Tameran.


Step 4. Microfilm is recorded using Tameran’s high resolution 16mm and 35mm digital cameras at our archive center. This step is performed by Tameran.


Step 5. Microfilm archive is packaged at our archive center.


Step 6. Microfilm archive is stored in a proper storage facility. This can be done by a government department or one of Tameran’s storage partners.


The six steps are explained in-depth in the infographic below.

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Six Steps to Creating a Government Microfilm Archive

There are many reasons you should use Tameran’s digital process of creating microfilm.

Most organizations want to focus their expertise on their daily business duties. It doesn’t make sense financially for them to maintain archiving equipment, systems and personnel to preserve records on microfilm. It does make sense to partner with a leading expert in document preservation.

Reason 1. Partner with an expert.

You’ll partner with an expert who uses the best scanners, software, recording systems and processes to capture the highest quality images in the industry. We know the potential issues associated with various forms of documents, and we’ll make sure they don’t become your problem.

Reason 2. Simplify your archiving process.

Tameran has the tools and expertise to help you setup a workflow that will make sure records are preserved on archival microfilm efficiently and productively and without interfering with other office work processes.

Tameran’s ImagePrep improves the quality and usability of digital images. It’s the perfect way to edit, process and organize your documents any way you want.

Microfilm Roll Composer allows you to compile digital document files and metadata into jobs for recording on reference archive microfilm. You can create and preview a virtual roll of microfilm on your computer. Then, securely transfer it to us and we’ll create your microfilm archive. It’s that simple.

Reason 3. Get consistent and high quality readable images.

Tameran’s proprietary high resolution microfilm recording systems produce the highest resolutions in the industry at 169 lp/mm.

Reason 4. You’ll be able to interfile documents of various sizes.

16mm microfilm lets you interfile letter, legal and ledger documents.

35mm microfilm lets you interfile documents of all sizes.

Reason 5. Save money.

Consider using 35mm microfilm rather than 16mm microfilm. 35mm microfilm allows you to fit more images on less rolls of film. That means your cost per image is lower than 16mm microfilm. Also, fewer rolls of film mean you’ll reduce storage space and costs by nearly 50 percent.

There are two ways to provide you microfilm.


  1. Send digital files to Tameran’s Microfilm Archive Center via our secure network for filming or send paper files…… We’ll safely scan and create your microfilm archive.
  2. You can also prepare your scanned images and other digital files for microfilming using ImagePrep and create a virtual roll of film with Microfilm Roll Composer before sending the digital files to Tameran for recording on archival microfilm. The roll of microfilm recorded will be identical to the virtual roll you create.
Preserve digital and analog files on microfilm- Let us show you how to create a secure and permanent archive.