Microfiche & Microfilm Scanning Services

Bringing the information you need out of the stone age

MES Hybrid Document Systems is Canada’s leading scanning provider for microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards; in fact we scan over 10 million images from microfilm every month! We can convert your historic microfilm records to digital file formats quickly and accurately so that they can be electronically stored, retrieved, tracked and managed from any computer or mobile device.

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“Working with MESHDS was a good experience with low stress involved. With so many options to meet our needs they put my mind at ease right away.”
Liam Artt, Manager of Information Technology, Halton Children’s Aid Society

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Why scan your microfilm records?

There are several reasons organizations chose to scan their microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards. While there is usually one key motivating factor, many of the reasons below often help justify a microfilm scanning project. 


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How does the process work?

From start to finish we work together to ensure your scanning project is a well thought out success. 


The first step of a successful microfilm/microfiche scanning project is understanding where you want to end up. Our experienced team works with you to understand your goals, searching requirements and much more. Once we understand where you want to go we can develop a customized solution to help get you there.
All regional pick-ups are handled by our experienced staff members and are direct (point-to-point)
deliveries to ensure safety and security from your office to ours. For out of province clients we use secure, bonded, courier services with the option of next day delivery to minimize the time your records are on the road.
Your microfilm is digitized using the latest scanning hardware. With the capacity to scan over 800,000 images a day from microfilm and integrated with advanced image clean-up software we ensure you get the best available quality from your film collections.
Having scanned images won’t do you much good if you can’t find them quickly and accurately. We index your documents so they are fully searchable and easy to locate, bringing the information you need to your fingertips when you need it.
Once the scanning is complete we can export the images in virtually any format (PDF, TIFF, etc.) you require for integration into your existing business systems, document management system or network storage.
Once your project is complete, we can return your scanned images on a hard drive, memory key, CD/DVD, secure FTP our secure cloud storage. We can also return your original microfilms or destroy them using our in-house disintegrator.

Why do companies choose us?

Having the right information available at the right time is the key to success.
We bring the power of your information to your finger tips. 


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When experience matters

  • In business for over four decades
  • Over 12 million images scanned per month
  • We encourage comparisons
  • Secure conversion facilities
  • Trusted by companies that know
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