Randy L. Petree
And recently he stated:
FUJIFILMs digital image to archive media
equipment business remains active, delivering solutions for replacing
competitive devices and analog cameras in the marketplace. The FUJIFILM Archive Recording System AR-1000
continues to improve by providing new features and increased ease of use from
input from a growing customer base.
Based on the widespread use of enterprise wide PC
networks, digital image document management systems are the retrieval solution
of choice. Microfilm remains one of the best long term storage media available
especially considering it is an eye readable analog format with proven ISO
standards. I would expect the demand for
microfilm as a backup will continue for those entities required to manage
accurate and reliable records over many decades. The piece of mind of vital records backed up
on microfilm is cost effective insurance for digital image platforms.
FUJIFILM continues to support the microfilm
industry with a direct interest from a manufacturing, sales, distribution and
support basis. If you review overall
sales revenue FUJIFILM has proven to be able to diversify and grow our total
business over the last several years.
Microfilm remains a viable part of our total business and as a long term
solution for records management.
Eastman Park Micrographics is now the world wide distributor of Kodak microfilms. The majority of former Kodak
microfilm product employees are now Eastman Park employees.
One of their key
employees who we have all look to over many decades for assistance with any
micrographics issue is:
Worldwide Product Director
And recently he stated:
As many of you are aware; Eastman Kodak Company
has completed the sale of certain assets of its microfilm products and
equipment business to Eastman Park Micrographics, Inc.
Eastman Park Micrographics and its affiliates,
headquartered in Dallas, have a long and proven track record of providing
products and services related to archival storage, retrieval, restoration and
preservation of historical documents and records in county recorder offices
throughout the U.S.
Eastman Park Micrographics facility and experienced
staff has moved from a KODAK film manufacturing building to a leased facility
of about 100,000 square feet at Eastman Business Park in Rochester NY.
While we are located in Rochester NY, we are
totally separate company and are free to provide as many services and products
in addition to KODAK microfilm products that we feel our partners in the
preservation community need.
It is our intention to continue the same Disaster
Recovery services at no charge at our facility.
To the best of my knowledge we are the only company in the world that
has a fixed site continuously available to all partners and customers of
We also maintain a list of partners who can
provide other specialty services such as Disaster Recovery of microfiche and also
provide Acetate to Polyester duplication services.
The Quality assurance laboratory is at the same
location and will provide process control monitoring under the Infoguard Lab
monitoring process as well as The Document Archive Writer Infoguard lab program
which monitors quality produced on KODAK Document Archive Writers Model 4800
and KODAK I9600 series Film Writers.
All these services are provided as a benefit to
all users of high quality KODAK microfilm products and services.
These services along with the most complete line
of films and equipment possible are the strategic intent of Eastman Park
Micrographics. We will be selling the
complete line of KODAK microfilms worldwide.
We do intend to offer the same high quality
products that all can and have trusted.
Please check us out at http://www.epminc.com or you can email us at
While KODAK is struggling to reinvent itself I can
say personally that after 37 years that it is still a company loaded with great
people and talent.
Their film manufacturing facility is streamlined
and focused to continue to provide the products we all need.
Please stay tuned!
If you have any specific
questions feel free to contact me
John R Glover