Recovery service for your legacy data and programs
Possibly the last business on Earth that can turn your punch cards back into a database.
open to the public — and the world
* * * Winter Sale!!! 1 week only! * * *
Do you have old data or old programs on 80-column keypunch cards?
We handle punch cards from diverse backgrounds: Old corporate databases, business records, financial accounts,
Modern data processing can bring your punch cards back to life. Your data deserves to be more visible, more accessible, more readable, more searchable.
We read computer punch cards. Let us recover your lost data for you.
Method 1: Card Reading by Mail.
Full service. Simply ship the cards to us, and we'll do all the work.
Price: per card + $3 setup fee + return postage.
Sale Price: per card!!!
New Customer Sale
Act now — This price will be going up at the end of December.
→ Free Trial Run: Before you commit to sending us all your cards, first photocopy just 3 cards and mail the paper copies to us, as a trial run. We'll convert them to text and e-mail the results to you, at no charge, so you can see how well they come out. (Instructions)
Need help with mailing? Searching for the Perfect Box?
FAQ #17: A customer asks: "Couldn't I just train a student to read the holes in the cards?" (See answer)
If your cards have historical value or are irreplaceable, so that you wouldn't want them out of your custody, you should use Method 2 below.
We plan to raise our prices
when the stock market goes up.
Order now and save.
Method 2: Card Reading over Internet, using your Scanner.
Unlike our competition, we let you read your own cards, using inexpensive office equipment.
You scan the cards and send us the scanned images; we do the rest.
Price: per card + $3 setup fee.
→ Free Trial Run: Before you commit to sending us all your cards, first scan just 5 cards and e-mail the TIFF images to us, as a trial run. We'll convert them to text and e-mail the results to you, at no charge, so you can see how well they come out.
Punch Cards for Sale.
Some are fancy, some are plain, some are punched, some are new.
Price: for $1 and up
Full Data Conversion to modern comma-separated (CSV) format, the preferred import format for Excel, MySQL, and other popular spreadsheets and databases.
Fully automated — your data is never touched by human hands and human typos.
Price: add 1¢ per card + $10 setup fee.
This business accepts for completely paperless, total electronic service
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