The digital capture of your art is the most important step in the process of fine art reproduction. Your print can only be as good as the scan, so every great print begins with a great scan. Our Better Light high-resolution 4x5 digital scanning back camera is considered by museums to be the finest technology available for capturing fine art. We can digitally capture artwork in sizes of up to 6'x8' without touching the surface of the artwork. For oil paintings and large acrylic paintings with high gloss, we use a special polarizing system to ensure that color is accurately captured without glare.
Our Scans deliver fantastic results for:
- Oil Paintings and Acrylic Paintings
- Charcoal and Pastel Drawings
- Detailed Pen and Ink Drawings
- Collage and Mixed Media Works
- Framed Antique Works
For film and slide scanning we use an Epson 4870 Photo scanner. We have found this to produce good quality scans in most cases, and is very cost effective, providing a good balance of quality and affordability. For more demanding film scanning we use a drum scanner.
Fine Art Printmaking
We provide large format giclée printing using the latest generation Epson Stylus Pro 9900 with UltraChrome HDR archival inks. The Epson 9900 is capable of producing prints on a variety of substrates, including various fine art papers and canvas, at sizes up to 44" wide, and an unlimited length.
We also offer a wide variety of papers and substrates to choose from, making your fine art printing experience much more interesting and exciting.
In some cases the artist will want us to correct an imperfection in the original piece of art, remove mistakes, or remove signatures from the original artwork, add text, and other assorted adjustments, changes and additions. We have the expertise to handle the most demanding digital editing needs. While basic editing services are included in the proofing process, we charge extra for advanced digital editing.
Examples of editing include:
- Signature removal from original art
- Removing stains or cracks from original
- Cloning edges for gallery finishing on canvas prints
- Removing scratches and imperfections from old film
- Removing mistakes from original at artist's request
- Enhancing or correcting color from the original
- Collage work, and other Photoshop digital editing
- Color space adjustment (AdobeRGB, ProPhoto, CYMK, Ektachrome, etc.)
Canvas Framing Options
Canvas Stretching: We can stretch your giclée canvas print to the size and dimensions you specify. We have a full range of canvas stretcher bars in stock. Please see our pricing page for more details. Our frames are custom milled and cut, allowing us to make your print any size you want. We are not restricted to standard frame sizes.
Gallery Profile: Otherwise known as frameless gallery installations, gallery wrap, or museum wrap. This is also shown above in editing services. For gallery profile or museum wrap stretching we clone the painting out 1" (one inch) for standard gallery wrap, and 2" (2 inches) for museum wrap on all sides, so when stretched over the canvas it appears to be painted around the edges of the frame. For photography the image is simply printed at the size specified + margins, so photographers need to prepare their images accordingly.
Protective UV Coating: Your artwork can be coated using several styles of coating. We offer Breathing Color Timeless Gloss, Satin or Matte coatings for added UV protection and longevity. The UV Coatings are generally only used for canvas. In fact, we highly recommend that all canvas prints be UV coated for protection, longevity, and to bring out the colors. In rare occasions we will UV coat paper prints when we want the print to look like oil or acrylic on canvas.
Deckled Edges: A deckle edge can add a nice finishing touch to your artwork. We use a special technique to hand tear the edges of your print to match the look and character of mould-made rag paper.
Certificate of Authenticity (COA): Adding a certificate of authenticity to your print can ensure potential buyers that a limited edition print run is indeed limited. It states the number printed by the printer to date, when it was produced, as well as information about the artist and the original art scan. Open edition prints can still benefit from a COA that states when the work was reproduced and a guarantee of high-quality archival inks, papers and canvas.
Graphic Arts Services
We can provide graphic arts services to artists and corporate clients who need graphic artwork, photoshop editing, adobe illustrator work, Flash animation, etc. The charge for graphic arts services is $75 per hour and is all inclusive of studio costs. We are MAC and PC compatible.
Laser Engraving Services
We are now offering laser engraving and laser cutting services. We have a 100W laswer with a 24"x36" bed. Please see our Laser Services page for more details.
We have printing and scanning services for artist and photographers. We specialize in reproducing Watercolor, watercolor painting, oil paintings, charcoal paintings, pastel, chalk, pen & ink, and other hard to reproduce artworks. We work for artists who present their work at art fairs, art shows, art galleries, galleries, art exhibitions, and more, for nude art, figure drawing, figure painting, acrylic paintings, acrylic, pigment inks, giclee, fine art prints, giclee prints, photographers, photography, photo lab, inkjet, digital printing, artwork, artists. Art scanning is our specialty. Fine art reproduction is our specialty. We do museum quality scanning, art scanning, preservation, restoration for art collectors and museums.