A single scan, covering an area of up to 36″x48″ is $85.00. We will put up to two images in a scan for $85.00. We charge a $12.50 separation fee for additional images, and we will put up to four images in a scan.
Note: The scanning area is approximately 36″x48″. For smaller artwork we can batch-scan images together as a single scan, with an additional separation and editing fee as reflected in the above pricing table. Batched artwork cannot be “edge to edge” in the area, there must be some room for us to include our focus and color cards. Batched artwork must also all be the same depth (ie. we can scan flat pieces together, or 1″ thick pieces together, but not a mixture of both)
Batching is at our discretion! Certain types of artwork can’t be scanned as a batch very easily. This includes very shiny work, framed pieces behind glass and pieces that contain metallic or iridescent pigments. When we see your work we can tell you if your work is not batchable.
What we do not promise or provide with your scan: We do not promise an absolute perfect museum match of your artwork. We come as close as possible, and in most cases the color and saturation will be a very very close match. But if you require that us to do extra proofs to get color 100% to your liking, and that work takes us time, we need to charge for that time. Every job we do is custom, and color is subjective. For us to remain in business and offer reasonably priced scans that working artists can afford, we have draw a line at what we can provide. If there is something about your scan that you want more perfect, and it’s not worth it for you to pay for, then it’s not worth it for us to do it for free. If we agree that something about your scan is off, and we should have done a better job, we will fix it for free. If we know we have struggled with that particular aspect of your image, and it will be extra work, then we will need to charge for extra time. This is up to our discretion.
Extra file formats etc: As mentioned above, we provide a full size TIF file, and a reduced size jpg for web and social media. If you want us to provide special formats for things like art submissions, or png files, or CYMK conversions, or a different format “for your other printer” etc, we will charge for that. We love to please, and really want to help our clients, but we cannot be your free graphic design department.
|Images Per Scan||Cost|
|8×10 – 18×24||1 – 2||$85.00|
|8×10 – 12×16||3||$97.50|
|8×10 – 11×14||4||$110.00|
|16×20 – 18×24||2||$85.00|
|24×36 – 36″x48″||1||$85.00|
|48×48 – 40″x60″||1||$125.00|
|≻ 40″x60″||1||$150 +|
Oversize scans and difficult to handle scans: For larger scans, or scans that require special handling, a special quote may be necessary. This might include things like large pastels, large rolled up pieces that are 10′ long, and other artwork that is a liability for us due to size, form and weight. Please email us with details if your artwork fits in this category.
Rush scans: IF we are able to do rush scans, a minimum rush fee of $50 will be applied. Please email us at email@example.com to see if we can accommodate a rush scan. Our ability to do rush scans is based on our current scanning queue.
Additional Services: (not included in the standard scanning price)
Please feel free to contact us for a custom quote if you have questions about your particular project!
Batch Scanning: Clients with large collections of works to be scanned should contact us for a quote. We offer discounts for batch scanning. Pricing depends on the nature and difficulty of the artwork and post-editing.
Offsite Photo Shoots: Custom Quote depending on location, travel time etc.
Our Fine Art Scanning Services deliver fantastic results for:
To get your Dakota Scan Order started, please complete this online
before you drop off your originals. This lets us know there are pieces for us to pick up from Dakota Art Supply!
We offer drop-off and pickup service for scans at the Ballard location of Dakota Art Supply! We ask for up to one week (7 business days) turn around time for your scans. Please note that we cannot accommodate rush orders for Dakota Scans. Our team aims to pick up orders within 2 business days of drop-off, but given our small crew, the days we can drop-off and pick-up may vary from week to week.
Pricing for Dakota Art Scans is the same as our regular scans (starting at $85 per scan/see above). We will email you a PDF invoice with a link that allows you to pay online, and a Dropbox link to your files. You can pay online and then come back to Dakota Art and pickup your color proofs and original artwork.
If you are a repeat customer, and would like to skip proofing and add prints to your scan order, please include your print order in the “Special Instructions” on the form, or submit a separate Print Order Form and note that they are part of a Dakota Scan Order. We always urge First Time Clients to look at proofs before ordering additional prints.
If you have questions about your scan or printing order, feel free to email us or call us. Email is our preferred method of communication (firstname.lastname@example.org). But please contact us directly as Dakota Art isn’t setup to handle detailed questions about our services.