Endicott Microfilm has an extensive experience and expertise in microfilm processing and services like film restoration and preservation. Microfilm stored under improper conditions can deteriorate, sometimes rapidly, to the point that images are lost or film becomes unusable. The deterioration can occur in the silver halide image itself or in the film base supporting the emulsion layer. Various problems can occur including brittle or cracked film, fungus growth, and microscopic blemishes-often referred to as redox.
The nature and extent of any deterioration present must be determined to find the best method of preserving the information contained on the affected film. Brown toning and duplication are two methods that frequently produce excellent results.
Endicott Microfilm offers both of these services. We are glad to evaluate any film that may be suspect and render our recommendation as to any action that should be taken. Please feel free to contact us for a no-charge evaluation. Should you note any problems with your film file, it is important to act promptly. Often, any loss that occurred can be contained. Deterioration cannot be reversed. Time is very much the enemy of any poorly processed or stored microfilm.
Kodak Publication D-31 Storage and preservation of Microfilms discusses various film types, storage recommendations, processing requirements, and numerous other topics. Please contact us for a free copy.
For more information on Microfilm processing services, visit https://endicottmicrofilm.com/services/