Artwork reproduction is the process of creating accurate, faithful reproductions of your original artworks, where colour accuracy is crucial. An accurate reproduction is one of the key elements of being able to call a print a ‘Fine Art Giclée Print’. Artwork is scanned or photographed using professional scanning or photographic equipment in a light-controlled environment.
I scan as standard at 300dpi and 48-bit for the best possible reproductions. Scanning can be carried out at up to 6400dpi. As standard, I work between 300-600dpi which balances quality and file sizes.
I create reproductions for a wide genre of artists, including painters, illustrators, graphic designers, textiles printers, collagers and photographers.
Your original artwork is scanned with incredible detail and excellent color reproduction.
Achieving Accurate Colour
Working in a professional colour controlled environement I look to achieve a close colour match straight away. Once digitised, images can be tweaked to match the originals on a variety of differing fine art papers.
Creating a Physical Proof
Consistency is critical when offering ‘Limited Editions’. Once you are happy with the proof created, I place a copy on file to check all future prints against. This gives you peace of mind that you can maintain the accuracy of your edition going forward. Often, you have sold your original and not have a reference point.
I can scan artwork up to approximately A1 in size.
For framed artwork, where disassembly is not possible and items larger than A1, please choose ‘Artwork Photography’ from the menu.
Artwork Reproduction Pricing
NB For larger volumes get in touch.
Basic edits are included with the scanning costs. More complicated editing to tidy images, to digitally correct damage, isolate images from backgrounds etc, are charged at £40 per hour pro rata. Some tasks are very simple taking just a few minutes, others require greater time input.
I will always confirm approximate costs before undertaking any additional work.