On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Washington State Archives branches in Olympia and Ellensburg will open to researchers by appointment only. All branches will be closed every Friday through August 7. For more information, please visit our page regarding closures, re-openings, and making a research appointment.

Microfilm Scanning to Digital Images

Existing microfilm images can be converted to digital images and incorporated into a new or existing document management system.

Imaging Services uses the renowned Mekel MACH-series microfilm scanners that continuously adapt to meet the changing needs of the production-level archival and records management market. Mekel's custom Quantum Processing suite, features

  • 16 and 35mm microfilm conversion
  • The highest optical dpi in the industry
  • 180 frames per minute (200 dpi, bitonal , A4)
  • Simultaneous output of grayscale and bitonal formats
  • Multilevel blip detection
  • Optional automatic de-skew and centering
  • Optional 256 level greyscale output
  • Optional 1000ft (30m) spools
  • Optional PDF output

For more information about converting your microfilm images to computer-searchable digital images, please contact the Imaging and Preservation Manager at 360.586.0108 or [email protected]