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Fine Art Copywork & Artwork Photography

An accurate reproduction of your original work of art is a top priority for any artist. Whether your goal is to produce high-quality editions, an online portfolio, press-ready digital files, or fine art printing, we understand the unique challenges of copy work and strive for the highest quality in every file we produce. From flat artwork and photographs to large-format paintings and fine art, we enjoy helping our Clients to present their work at its best. Our process is not only top notch, but also one of the safest ways to digitize original art. Location services are available, please send an inquiry here.

Our Process

Discussing your long and short term goals for your project is an important first step. We'll first schedule a drop off appointment with you to go over your project. Different lighting techniques can be employed to maximize or minimize texture and detail in the final capture. For shiny or varnished originals, we can polarize the lights to control glare and/or specular highlights.

We utilize precision laser camera alignment tools, to be sure the camera is completely parallel to the artwork surface, resulting in extremely sharp and undistorted copy work captures.

Our Northlight HID lighting system provides very even lighting that satisfy museum standards, and are virtually heat-free, without the high infrared emissions and ultraviolet levels that can damage artwork.

Our color managed workflow begins with custom generated ICC profiles specific to the camera and lighting systems. This ensures excellent color reproduction and fidelity in the final captures.

We have the ability to produce 16-bit digital files in excess of 1 gigabyte in size direct from your flat artwork. Larger files are available with multiple captures and stitching.

Our Tools

Hasselblad h6d 100c

Our newest capture system, the new Hasselblad 100 megapixel medium format camera is truly stunning and efficient. With a single capture file size approaching 30x40 @ 300 dpi coupled with the fidelity of medium format digital, we are setting the new standard for artwork capture, both in quality and throughput.

Betterlight Scanning Back

We also utilize a state-of-the-art Betterlight Scanning back. 384 megapixels of raw digital capture from the Betterlight Scan back on a traditional tech camera, or 4x5 camera, create results that are unsurpassed, rivaling the quality of 8x10 transparency film.

Artwork Capture/Scan Types

Economy Copy Work Scans

Economy Copy Work Captures/Scans are for Clients who would like to do the post production and color correction work themselves. We'll provide a quality RAW capture, verify we have enough shadow detail, highlight detail and over all edge to edge sharpness.

Standard Copy Work Scans

Standard Copy Work Captures/Scans are the truly wonderful digital files from original art we have been providing for years. These top notch images are color corrected to your original, the background around the original is dropped to black or white, and the file is adjusted to be ready for the proofing stage.

Original Artwork

We can accommodate flat artwork including paintings, illustrations, and prints up to 120" wide. Artwork over 36" x 48" in size and all 3D pieces will incur a special handling charge. An estimate will be given prior to starting the job.

Turnaround

Normal turnaround for Standard Copy Work Scans is 48-72hrs. Normal turnaround for Economy Copy Work Scans is 1-2 weeks. Please Note: While we always try to return your job ASAP, actual turnaround time depends upon quantity, size of scans, and current work in house. Please call for scheduling if your job or project requires a quicker turnaround. Rush services are available.

Copywork Captures/Scans Pricing

All scans are transferred to your USB device.
Sizes are file dimensions listed below at 300dpi.

Economy Copywork Scans

Final Size at 300 dpi RGB or B/W CMYK
9" x 12" Economy $25.00 N/A
20" x 24" Economy $50.00 N/A
30" x 40" Economy $75.00 N/A

Standard Copywork Scans

Final Size at 300 dpi RGB or B/W CMYK
9" x 12" $45.00 $80.00
16" x 20" $65.00 $100.00
20" x 24" $90.00 $135.00
24" x 36" $130.00 $195.00
30" x 40" $160.00 $240.00
40" x 50" $200.00 $275.00
Larger than 40x50 Please Call Please Call
Additional Services First / Add'l Copies
Location Services
Please Call
Burned to CD
$5.00 ea
Burned to DVD
$15.00 ea
Retouching $25.00*
Custom Color Work $25.00*
8.5" x 11" RGB Proof $20.00 ea
G7 CMYK Contract Proof Click for pricing
File/Project Uploading Please Call
Oversize Artwork Charge Please Call
3D Artwork Charge Please Call

* Billed in :15 min increments.