Scanning Artwork & Proofing ready for print.
We are well known for the highest quality scanning of artwork. The core of our business is fine art scanning and is a key step in the faithful reproduction of your printed artwork.
Fine Art Repro
Scanning artwork is a first step when producing high quality giclée prints. We focus on producing faithful, fully colour managed, high resolution scans direct from a huge variety of originals.
By using a professional, class-leading, hardware colour calibrated flatbed scanner, we are able to achieve the best possible reproduction of your paintings, drawings and illustrations. Our scans are very sharp and therefore capture every detail of the original.
Buzzard by Annie Drew
Features of our fine art scanning services
Largest scan size.
The maximum size of 'reflective' original we can scan direct is roughly 36 x 48" or 91 x 122 cm.
The sharpness of our scans is simply the best in class. Also, our aim is to perfect the sharpness so that the printed details in the prints are much the same as the original.
When scanning artwork, typically this is at 360 dpi resolution suitable for same size prints. However, we can scan at a much higher resolution in order to achieve enlargements where needed.
We’re so confident that you will be happy with our scans that we can guarantee the results when combined with our fine art printing.
Fully colour managed.
Our scanner is fully calibrated using the latest colour software and use custom hardware ICC profiles for all reflective scans to ensure colour fidelity.
All scans are cropped to size and we also check each and retouch the image where necessary. This can be to remove the paper colour of the originals, small blemishes and marks on the originals.
Customer supplied scans / images.
Please note that some clients already have work originated in a digital format, so no scanning is required, in this case, only proofs are needed. We can provide a free image check of your images to ensure quality.
The Proofing Process
Each medium bears its own challenge, whether it’s a watercolour, oil or acrylic painting, or a pastel, or pencil drawing. We also have to consider how each artist uses a specific tonal range, as each type of work has its own particular characteristics. We also pay close attention to the highlight and shadow details, as well as the overall sharpness. Most important to our scanning is the representation of the particular range of hues in the artworks and their particular colour chroma. Each aspect has to be examined individually and as a whole.
We proof each artwork on your choice of Hahnemühle paper, so that you can see exactly how the final prints will look, taking into consideration the surface textures and paper tones.
With each new client, we like to discuss the artwork and paper choice, to understand the nature of what is required from the print editions. Through our knowledge and experience, we can offer feedback and involve the artist throughout the fine art reprographic process.
Summer Warmth Walk (detail)
by Peter Iden
The reproduction of this oil painting has preserved the surface textures of the paint. Colours are equally saturated.
by Cliff Wright
Faithfully capturing the variation in line of this biro drawing, with accurate tone. This prints are as sharp as the original.
Vivat Rex! (detail)
by Simon Lord
This is an example of a pencil drawing. All colours on the prints are true to the original capturing the surface fidelity.
Scanning Only Prices
- All prices exclude delivery and VAT where applicable
- For less colour critical work
This service includes high resolution scanning, tonal range adjustments, as well as retouching to remove minor imperfections in the processed image. Although all our equipment is colour managed, we recommend this scanning service when printing greetings cards or giclée prints where a colour match to the original is less critical. This service therefore does not include proofing.
|Size:||Cost each scan:|
|up to A4||£10|
|up to A3||£15|
|up to A2||£20|
|up to A1||£30|
|up to A0||£45|
Scanning Artwork & Proofing Prices
- Ideal for giclée printing
- 30% discount when you order 3 or more prints with each scan
- Includes full colour balance and printed proofs for client approval
Our scanner is highly calibrated and captures the maximum possible gamut of colours, but for a more precise colour fidelity to the original we recommend our scanning & proofing service. The following one-off set up costs includes the above as well as a series of A4 proofs that are compared with the original artwork in an ISO standard lighting controlled environment for colour balance edits and other checks. Proofs are discussed and approved with each client.
|Size:||Setting up cost:||With 3+ prints:|
|up to A4||£25||£17.50|
|up to A3||£35||£24.50|
|up to A2||£45||£31.50|
|up to A1||£60||£42|
|up to A0||£80||£56|
Contact us now to book your scanning.
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