Image_CaptureLarge Format Digital Captures
To scan fine art, whether it be a 30x40 stretched oil painting or an 8 x 10 pastel, the greatest care needs to be given to the original.

The Old Way
In the past, the process for scanning large artwork was to first photograph it and produce a 4x5 or 8x10 transparency. The next step was to scan the transparency. This two step process meant the final scan was two steps away from the original and if the transparency was inaccurate, the scan of the transparency would not match the original art.

The New Way
We looked at the way the great museums of the world copied their priceless art and decided this was the system we should employ to capture fine art for our clients. Similar to the systems used by the National Archive, the Smithsonian, Harvard University and many other prestigious institutions, our "Digital Capture System" allows us to digitize your artwork with the greatest fidelity without ever touching the surface of the art. We never place glass over the art and never run the art through any type of rollers.
Although our system is used primarily for fine art reproduction, we can also scan architectural renderings, large photographs and any other flat object up to 48 x 96 inches and any thickness.
After scanning we will archive your digital file to either CD or DVD. Our large format digital captures conform to industry standards and calibrations. We provide an ICC source profile with the file.

Can I photograph my artwork with my digital camera?

You absolutley can! But here are some things to consider: make sure the resolution is high enough that you will be able to reproduce the piece at the size you want. Consider the quality of the color and if it will be accurate enough to resemble the original artwork.

We are more than happy to correct and adjust photos of your artwork, however this can often time be a more costly process than having the piece professionally photographed.