Scanning Microfiche (was: VT131 needs keyboard help)

From: Andreas Freiherr <>
Date: Thu Jan 31 06:52:16 2002


certainly not directly with an ordinary scanner:

> It's not possible to scan fiche directly (or so I've been told/shown).

Even if you were using a true 1200dpi device, you would end up with less
than 30dpi after blowing up the image 1:42 back to it's original size.
Sure, that's not what we want.

But maybe there are devices or even companies specialized on scanning
microfiche? - How would you load this information into an electronic
archive on MO disks, for example?

Some years ago, a friend of mine managed to get a couple of frames
printed off these fiches, but the results weren't too good: poor
contrast was the main problem. If you'd scan these prints, the results
would certainly be unreadable.

Andreas Freiherr
Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany
Received on Thu Jan 31 2002 - 06:52:16 GMT

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