Fine Art Scanning Services & Pricing

Scan price includes:

    • Basic editing/color correction and a single small color proof of each image
    • Your full size .tiff and a standard web size .jpg. We provide a download link for the files
    • Our scans are 300 dpi @ the size of the original artwork
    • Work can generally print 2x larger than the original due to the high scan quality
    • Additional DVDs are $10.00 + WA state sales tax
    • Additional proofs are $10.00 each

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.

Image Size
Images Per Scan Cost
8×10 – 18×24 1 – 2 $75
8×10 – 12×16 3 $85
8×10 – 11×14 4 $95
16×20 – 18×24 1 $75
16×20 – 18×24 2 $75
24×36 – 36″x48″ 1 $75
48×48 – 40″x60″ 1 $100
≻ 40″x60″ 1 $150 +

Watch a video of our Art Scanning Process

Frequently Asked Questions about our Scans

Additional Services: (not included in the standard scanning price)

  • *Additional Color Correction: For extensive color correction our editing rate applies. In cases where we must do multiple physical proofs to get colors 100% perfect as per the clients liking, we may charge additional editing fees.
  •  Complicated digital restorations: Removing extensive damage (yellowing, tearing, water spots, etc) is not included in the basic scanning price.
  • Detailed file sizing instructions: For example, if you need multiple .jpgs for online submissions at specific sizes, our editing rate applies.

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.

Off-site Photo Shoots: Custom Quote depending on location, travel time etc.

Our Fine Art Scanning Services deliver fantastic results for:

      • Oil Paintings and Acrylic Paintings
      • Charcoal and Pastel Drawings
      • Watercolors
      • Encaustic
      • Detailed Pen and Ink Drawings
      • Collage and Mixed Media Works
      • Framed Antique Works

Alternative Scanning

      • Flatbed Scan of large format film and transparencies: $25* includes basic editing and dust/scratch removal
      • Flatbed Scan of single image: $15 each* maximum size of images can be 8.5″x11″, best for small images that need to be printed large, includes basic editing and dust/scratch removal
      • Flatbed Scan of 35mm slides: $10 each* includes basic editing and dust/scratch removal
      • 3D Artists: We have a great camera and studio setup for Photographing 3D Art such as sculpture, clay, glass, jewelry etc. Please
        email for a quote. We have a minimum charge of $100 for studio and product photography.

Editing and Proofing

      • Editing services: $100 per hour, prorated every 15 minutes.
      • Proofs: 8″x10″ proofs are $10 each locally, $10 + shipping for clients living outside the Seattle area.

 Dakota Art Scan Drop-Off

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To get your Dakota Scan Order started, please complete this online

Drop-Off Form

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 $75 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 ( But please contact us directly as Dakota Art isn’t setup to handle detailed questions about our services.

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