Intensification and Reduction
Microfilm which has been badly over or under exposed or over or under developed can yield very poor paper prints. Endicott Microfilm can intensify (darken light images) or reduce (lighten dark images) film to arrive at a more normal density.
We offer processing of both 16mm and 35mm microfilms. Endicott Microfilm operates a fully certified EPM ImageGuard processing facility. Participation in this program requires that output from our processing lab meets the exacting standards established by EPM. We monitor processing equipment for density variations, film scratches, residual thiosulfate levels, and other indications of any processing irregularities.
All EPM microfilm purchased from Endicott Microfilm and processed through our ImageGuard Processing Lab is covered under EPM’s Disaster Recovery Program. This program covers the rewashing of film damaged in fires, floods and other disasters. More information is available through EPM at www.epminc.com.
Silver Film Duplication
Silver Halide duplicating film is desirable when the film copy is intended for long term or archival storage. It can also offer better reproduction of poor quality film images, especially those with very high or low density. Endicott Microfilm can produce both 16mm and 35mm duplicates. Duplicates can be either negative or positive in appearance.
Diazo duplicating film is used when copies are intended for short term storage or as daily working copies. Duplicates are available in 16mm or 35mm format. Images can be either black or blue in appearance.
Equipment is also available to mass produce copies from individual rolls of film. Organizations requiring dozens to hundreds of duplicates from a single roll can have them produced economically on our multiple copy duplicators.
Endicott Microfilm has extensive experience and expertise in 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.
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