ART AND IMAGE SCANNING

We scan your images to create digital versions of hand drawn art

ART SCANNING

We understand it’s so important to artists that reproductions are accurate, so once we have scanned the original image, we colour correct for ultimate accuracy. We colour calibrate our scans under 5200K perfect white lights, to ensure perfect reproductions, and the treatment of each of the primary colours comes from our ability to select the right areas so there are no hard edges which ensure perfect colour blends.

SLIDE & NEGATIVE SCANNING

The Gallery scans APS-C to 8x10" negatives to 4800dpi (anything between 6400 and 12,800dpi is interpolated). The average file size from a 35mm negative or slide is 150MB at 16bit colour for a 4800dpi scan.

 

PROCESSING

We scan in the RGB 1998 colour profile to maintain the best colour quality and adjust the contrast, brightness and colour balance. After we have scanned the artwork we use non-destructive editing techniques to colour correct and edit the image on a ultra-wide gamut calibrated Eizo Monitor.

Once scanning and correcting is completed to the satisfaction of the artist, the image is soft-proofed using a paper profile to match our printers.

DIGITAL RESTORATION

Prices vary depending on the state of the original. We will quote on sighting the original material. Once the image is on the computer, we clean up any scratches or dust spots and colour correct to completely rejuvenate the image. Customers are welcome to observe this process. 

ARTIST CONFIDENCE IS AT THE HEART OF OUR OPERATION

We offer session times, so artists can work with our staff to ensure perfect reproduction with the artist's input, to re-create digital versions of their artwork. By coming in, you’ll be taught about the process, the calibration, the inks and the entire workflow which we've found ensures the best results for the artist, Bells Fine Art and clients!