From Paintings to Architectural Materials

A Flatbed scan is your best choice for digital capture if you plan on having giclee prints made, meaning the print will come closest to your original art. Flatbed scanning records & captures detail with truly remarkable clarity. A Flatbed requires art to be pressed flat (hence the name) against the scanner’s glass, so no matting or frame can be present to achieve the Highest Quality Image. Please remove the matting and frame prior to the scan if possible to save yourself a charge. If you cannot, we can provide that service for you.

Photographic Process

Your art is photographed in an upright position using a high quality digital camera in an evenly & cleanly lit environment. Sometimes, certain things are not good candidates for the flatbed scan process. This is the best option for artwork that’s very large, framed art, art under glass, badly warped pieces, delicate mediums like large pastels, and 3D or mixed media art.

Digital Image Capture (DICR) is ideal for digital files used for websites, show entry, archiving art inventory and digital portfolios. Great option for showing finished framed pieces!

What’s Included?

Art edge cropping can be applied or not & is your choice. Giclee prints can certainly be made, but it is at our discretion and recommendation. Color correction is available at an additional cost, just like the flatbed scanning process.

Always includes your image on a flash drive, including 1 proof print sized A4 on paper of our choosing.

Paintings, Drawings, and Collages 

Unlike most conventional art scanning services, we have an immense amount of control over the lighting within our scanner.

This allows us to carefully adjust our settings in order to properly describe the original artwork in the best manner possible.

Collages and textured paintings are captured with a sense of physicality usually not possible with a conventional flatbed scanner. Whether textured or flat, scans of your artwork will always have extremely even lighting across the entire scan.

We scan artwork – framed or unframed – up to 36″ x 60″ @ 600 PPI – resulting in a file over 2gb.
For pieces larger than 36″ wide, we can use our photography department and get you a very high resolution multi-shot fine art capture. 

Graphite and Charcoal

Graphite is notoriously difficult to capture due to the inherent reflectivity of graphite as a material.

Charcoal and pastel drawings can also be very difficult due to the delicate nature of the drawing surface.

Using our flatbed scanners, all artwork is scanned face up without any contact to the drawing surface.

Our ability to accurately control the lighting and optics on our scanners allows for captures that are very true to the original drawings, in terms of line density, shadow detail, and overall clarity.

Gold Foil & Metallic Surfaces

Properly capturing metallic surfaces – either with a camera or with a scanner – can generally be very difficult.

Golds turn yellow or brown, and silvers turn into some sort of bland grey without any life to them… above all, usually not good.

We’re able to specifically adjust for gold foils and other metallic surfaces in order to properly capture the way your eye generally sees a metallic material on the surface of your artwork.

Scanning Fabrics

With our large format flatbed scanner, scanning fabrics – in great detail – is no problem.

The overall materiality and ‘hand’ of the fabric is communicated clearly.

Tile & Architectural Materials

With an exceptional depth of field available, we can scan tile, wood, raw materials, and more.

Surface feel and texture are immediately apparent.

Using our Metis Scanner, we can also generate PBR scanning data including, height maps, roughness, glossiness, and more.

Digital Photo Restoration

Nothing quite captures a memory like a photograph, and nothing brings back the good old days like a restored photo. With today’s technology, your photo can be as vivid as your memory.

Vivid Images

Using digital technology, our experienced artisans will restore faded, cracked, stained, spotted, or otherwise damaged photographs and documents to their original luster. In most cases, the print we provide you with will be even better than the early original. A vintage photo can still look vintage, but look significantly better in terms of light, contrast, color, etc. We can make a badly faded circa 1970’s photo look natural in color instead of pink.

Documents Restored

Maybe you have a 2-sided document and want us to scan, restore, print & display the 2nd side. Photos, maps, handwritten letters, paintings, and more – digital restoration is not limited to only photographs.

Digital photo restoration is also a practical option in the preservation toolbox. Sometimes, an original photo is just too fragile to be displayed, so providing you with a newly restored “old looking” print is the best answer to preserve and enjoy an image that’s ready for framing. Additionally, multiple family members might want copies of a photograph of important people. We’ve provided restored images for countless families, Historic organizations, local businesses, and much more. What treasured images do you have that we can enhance for you?!