C-Series Aperture Card Scanners

scan aperture cards with this C-Series Aperture Card Scanner & Reader

The C-Series is a range of compact scanners for the digitization of 35mm microfilm aperture cards. Once scanned, the data from those aperture cards can be accessed instantly for viewing, printing, email, distribution or storage. Aperture card readers allow for the easy digitization of this valuable medium.


The C400 features an automatic feed system that can scan batches of 150 aperture cards unattended. Advanced image enhancement and editing tools are included as standard in the Windows 7 compatible software, making this aperture card reader versatile.

C Drive X

The entry-level C Drive X is a compact single card scanner that provides the best in image quality and value.

C-Drive X

What are aperture cards?

Although you’re likely familiar with this medium, they’re currently rare enough that a brief description of their purpose and function is worth noting.

Aperture cards were first put to use for their current purposes in the mid 20th century. Their adoption accompanied the rise of early computers, which were designed to process the data contained on the cards. Like other microfilm, aperture cards are purposed to compress data into a smaller format, making duplication and transfer easier than it would be if data remained full-sized.

They do this through a series of physical hole punches representing coded data. Additionally, the cards contain miniaturized microfilm chips, allowing for image storage.

For decades, these cards were the preferred method of data storage for many industries due to their ability to be easily read, indexed, stored and quickly retrieved by computer.

To learn more about the history and usage of aperture cards, read this article on The Crowley Company blog.

c series aperture card scanners

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At Wicks & Wilson, our years of experience in scanning technology allow us to best meet your aperture card reader needs.