A microfilm processor is a specialized machine used for developing microfilm. Microfilm is a film medium used for long-term preservation of documents and records. It is a reduced-size photographic reproduction of a document or printed material that can be read with the help of a microfilm reader.
The microfilm processor uses a series of chemical baths to develop, fix, and wash the microfilm. The process involves exposing the microfilm to light, which creates a negative image of the original document on the film. The film is then developed using a chemical process that produces a positive image. The fixer is then used to remove any unexposed material, and the film is washed to remove any remaining chemicals.
Microfilm will continue to remain an important role of digital preservation. The latest MD PRO3 microfilm deep tank processor is developed to complement today’s digital archive writer equipment such as the MD AW Series of archive writers.
MD PRO3 is a fully automated deep-tank microfilm processing system equipped with the latest electronic touch screen multifunctional operator terminal control panel and monitoring system that gives the user an intuitive control over the microfilming process. This allows precision control of the film developer and fixer temperature, water flow and transport speed for the most stringent ISO archiving standards.
MD PRO3 contains 7 deep tanks and a build in smart automatic replenish system to optimize chemical usage. The standard version of the film processor can develop either 16 mm or 35 mm microfilms with a length of up to 305m with 105mm film as an option. MD PRO3 colour processing is based on Ilford P-5 that guarantees perfect results to meet the high demands of colour microfilming process for long-term durability, archiving security and high throughput. Micrographics Data has more than 30 years’ experience in the Micrographics industry and as a manufacturer of digital archive writers, MD PRO3 is the result of the next generation of microfilm processors with today’s cutting edge technology.