In 1839, John Benjamin Dancer, a British optician, produced the first microphotographs, images 160X smaller than the originals, mounted on slides and viewed through a microscope.
The imaging industry has moved well beyond this early technology, continually searching for more sophisticated ways to capture and view materials.
Northern Micrographics has been a part of this search for more than 50 years. In 1947, as Microcard Corporation, we established the first microfiche production facility in the United States.
And we’ve continued to expand our knowledge and experience in the intervening years.
Northern Micrographics, along with our customers, has moved swiftly to integrate and fully utilize new technologies, whether the advances in microfilming in the 1970’s and 1980’s, or the amazing technology changes of the 1990’s through today. Building on our knowledge of microfilm imaging, the move into digital imaging was natural, and customers rely on us to create images for electronic as well as print distribution. We have collaborated with customers to develop creative solutions to imaging challenges.
Our history tells the story of how we’ve used our experience and knowledge to grow and adapt to the complex world around us. And even as the world of imaging becomes more involved, our mission for the future remains simple: We will continue to archive and preserve the knowledge of the past and make it useful to new generations of learners.