Proven Results. I have many clients that have bounced around from nationally known printing companies, never being happy enough with their products, who are now long term clients.
Extreme Detail. I start by using a professional wide format fine art scanner. As you will see in the chart below this can take a while, but I believe your artwork is worth it! Almost all other printing companies resort to photographing artwork with high end digital cameras. Although their way is much easier and faster, so much of your artwork is lost in the process.
More than Just Scanning. There's just no scanner (or camera) that captures exactly how our eyes see a piece of artwork. Digital archiving also involves transforming my scanner's file into a color science standard format that represents your artwork better than any device is capable of seeing. Here, I use my years of experience and extreme pickiness to digitally define your artwork as accurately as I can, surpassing the limitations of what my scanner can see, what my monitor can display, and what my printer can print. This step can take more time than the scanning!
Color Accuracy. I'm using the best equipment available (even though it's more difficult and time consuming to use), and I have done years of (and continue doing) scientific testing to learn how to make it that much better. Making colors accurate still takes time. My starting point is so much closer than other printing companies, that my end result is so much better.
Saves You Time and Money. With a traditional printing company, they make a small proof for you to review. You let them know what color inaccuracies bother you the most, they do some editing and make another proof. This process continues until they decide they can't do better, or you become tired of it or decide you don't want to spend more money. I always happy to make proofs and adjustments based on an artist's feedback. However, my process allows my first print to be so accurate, that most of my clients decide they don't even need to see proofs.
|Sizes||Scanning Time Alone||With Both Discounts||Undiscounted|
|<= 17x23||15 min||8||16|
|<= 17x41, <= 23x29||30 min||17||34|
|<= 17x59, <= 23x41||45 min||26||52|
|<= 17x77, <= 23x53, <= 29x41||1 hr||35||70|
|<= 23x65, <= 35x35||1 hr 10 min||43||86|
|<= 23x77, <= 41x41||1 hr 20 min||52||104|
|<= 23x89||1 hr 35 min||60||120|
|<= 29x75, <= 41x53||1 hr 55 min||69||138|
|<= 41x59||2 hrs||78||156|
|<= 35x65||2 hrs 20 min||86||172|
|<= 40x71, <= 52x53||2 hrs 30 min||95||190|
|<= 41x77||2 hrs 45 min||103||206|
|<= 41x89||3 hrs 15 min||121||242|
|<= 53x75||3 hrs 30 min||129||258|
Slow Scan Mode - 45% Extra. Scanner takes twice as long, running at half speed. Helps capture detail in near-black colors. This only helps if you have multiple near-black colors near each other, and that subtle difference needs to be captured. Not needed if you have large areas in the painting that are a near-black solid color. Truly doesn't help color accuracy with other colors. When I see your artwork, I can let you know if I think this will help, and I can test to be sure. I calculate discounts on slow scan mode the way that makes your price lowest.