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History

Com Microfilm Company was founded by Robert Williams in November of 1972. His background in document management, drafting, manufacturing and engineering came with while he managed the technical drafting department at Sangamo Electric.

Starting with no more then a processor and a few microfilm cameras he went on to build up sales with many of the central Illinois banks.

While providing quick film processing and document conversion he added equipment, lamps and other accessories to the product line.

Kodak,Fuji Film, Eyecom fiche readers, Canon filmers and reader/printers and bulb man lamps were some of the products offered to clients for many years.

 In 1981 Roberts son, Craig  joined Com Microfilm Company and started the only Computer Output Microfilm services in central Illinois.  Using Kodak dry silver laser based systems the turn around was very fast with the highest level of image quality available. 

Automating processes, reading bar-codes from images, data conversions from mainframes to PC's were some of the services provided.

Craig wrote the first feature article writer for Imaging Magazine. His article taught people his to build imaging systems from scratch, piece by piece. He went on to be featured in many articles as well in other magazines over the next ten years.

CMCImport process and BarMaid tracking systems were created and are still in place today for tracking and managing images and physical paper. 

Today Com Microfilm still leads the industry with imaging system designs that have lasted for decades.  Com Microfilm has since added the CMC Imaging division, designed solely to the science of image conversion. 

Many of the hundreds of Com Microfilm Company clients systems are still in use today. Merging library science with sound data management produces a long lasting user friendly system. 


Many place you encounter document images in central Illinois, be it a clinic, doctor, hospital, or State agency are likely images Com Microfilm created, in systems we built or processes we were involved in. 

It is our firm belief, by applying library sciences to the data structures of today's Integrated Systems, document imaging is a tool that will last for generations.