Solar Universal

  • Manual 16/35mm
  • Motorised 16/35mm
  • Motorised 16mm & 3M cartridge
  • Microfiche/Aperture card
  • Micro Card
  • Combi Carriers
Manual focus
7x-48x / 2592 x 1944 / 3840 x 2748
Largest viewable area
Full frame 35mm
Image rotation
Manual 360°
Preview speed
Capture speed
USB 3.0
Light source
Cold fluorescent
Temperature range
0-40 C
Operating system
Windows XP,7,8
W30 D30 H32

Specifications are subject to change always check before ordering

solar Professional 3000 universal microfilm reader scanner

The Universal is a microfilm reader-printer and reader-scanner for roll microfilm and microfiche. With its low price and a very small foot print the Universal brings affordable and compact digital microfilm options to every Archive and Library.

Suitable for:

  • Microfilm
  • Microfiche
  • Micro / Opaque Cards
  • Aperture Cards


  • Carrying case for aircraft

Connected and powered via a single USB 3.0 connection to a computer the Universal allows researchers to easily scroll through microfilm or microfiche and opaque cards, zoom out for a full page or zoom in for enlarged detail. A single mouse click will capture the image instantly making it immediately available for printing or output to multiple options such as email, CD or USB portable disks.

With a wide variety of simple slip-on-slip-off carriers the Universal will accept 16 and 35mm roll film, microfiche and microfilm in 3M style cartridges. The single high quality, adjustable lens accepts reductions between 7x and 48x confirming the Universal as a truly versatile reader-scanner. The standard 360° image rotation simply takes the versatility to yet a higher level.

Traditional running costs have been slashed; away has gone the conventional on-going expense of hot Halogen lamps replaced instead by a cold long life light.

USB3.0 camera also available as an upgrade kit for previous Universal machines.

Universal brochure