If your records have been affected hurricanes, extreme weather, water leaks, etc. contact EMI Imaging at 1-855-559-4364.
EMI's Microfilm Disaster Recovery Program
IF DISASTER STRIKES
Handling the disaster may be easier than you think. While every situation needs to be addressed individually, the following guidelines usually apply:
- Time is critical - call EMI immediately at 1-855-559-4364 day or night, 7 days a week.
- If microfilm becomes wet, do not dry it out. Maintain same level of moisture.
- EMI can advise you on the proper disaster recovery action to ensure that the proper stabilization process is begun.
A TEAM OF DEDICATED EXPERTS! EMI's lab in Stuart, Virginia has all of the resources and personnel necessary for a fast, efficient and professional response.
EMI will advise and assist in the stabilization process. EMI's Disaster Recovery Team can leave for your location within 1-2 hours from the onset, if large volumes are involved, circumstances warrant it, and/or this type of participation is desired.
EMI's patented disaster recovery process includes pressurized air/heat drying of the microfilm jackets, with the film still inside of the jacket, in a way that does not adhere the film to the jacket, and maintains same order of information. If information is needed during the restoration process, EMI's expertise in filing systems and management of information allows for almost instantaneous retrieval - even during restoration.
Adhering microfilm to jackets can result in a large percentage of images lost-20% or more is not uncommon. This is due to wrinkles in the jacket obscuring information on the images. Each time the film is reviewed or retrieved, any slight bending of the jacket can, and usually does, result in breaking the emulsion on the film, creating an even greater loss of information.
EMI's process prevents scratching of the film. It also allows the film to retain proper moisture content, keeping the film pliable and flexible. Each strip of film will move within the jacket when desired. EMI can also include replacing and indexing jackets whenever necessary.
EMI's patented process has allowed complete restoration of approximately 25 million images and 460,000 4"x6" microfilm jackets at a time - with a success rate of 99.9%.