Recovery of film

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by Roger Markham
Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Kodak

When KODAK Microfilm customers, who regularly photograph their records on microfilm purchased from Kodak or Authorized Distributors of KODAK Products and process this film through a processing lab or internal processing facilities that subscribe to the KODAK IMAGE GUARD Program, suffer a loss of these records while they are in transit between the micro filming location and their subsequent destination (such as lost transit letteb lost or stolen documents); or suffer disaster-related damage to their KODAK Microfilm, Kodak will, at its discretion, produce reduced-size electrostatic prints in roll form without charge. Contact the Document Imaging Systems Disaster Recovery Lab by phone (l-800-EKC- TEST).

In addition to the free protection provided by the KODAK Microfilm Disaster Recovery Program, the following recovery services are provided free of charge to qualifying customers.

  • Laboratory consulting services and unique applications available to suit your needs.
  • Overexposed film reduction: overexposed film is chemically treated or duplicated to reduce film density in order to increase readability.
  • Underexposed film intensification: underexposed film is chemically treated to enhance film images.

The following services are available on a cost basis:

  • Electrostatic printing: paper copies generated from 16 or 35 mm microfilm at various magnifications in roll form.
  • Optical reduction, 35 mm to 16 mm with MT reader image control marks (blips): four 100’ rolls of 35 mm film are reduced onto a 215’ roll of 16 mm duplicate film.
  • Aperture card to 35 mm roll printing: aperture cards can be duplicated onto 35 mm roll microfilm and then reduced to 16 mm if necessary.
  • Microfiche restoration services: treatment for water damage.
  • Brown toning service: to help prevent redox damage to film.
  • Molecular sieves: a technology designed by Eastman Kodak Company which retards the "vinegar syndrome" reaction of stored films.
  • Film density targets: supplied for use as guidelines for microfilm inspection.

Disaster Recovery address:
Eastman Kodak Company
1700 Dewey Avenue
Disaster Recovery Lab
B65, Door G, Room 340
Rochester, NY 14650-1819
Attn: Howard Schwartz
1-800-EKC-TEST (352-8378)
1 -716-253-3907