Fine art reproduction services

and high resolution scanning

We take real pride on our scanning service – art reproduction services are our speciality and we are extremely particular with how we colour balance and prepare your files.  As such, we take our time with the art reproduction process to ensure everything is right and as true to the original as is humanly possible.

We use a Microtek 9800XL Plus for scanning, which is a high-resolution A3 flatbed scanner that can reach a resolution of up to 1600 x 3200 pixels per inch (ppi). While it has an A3 sized flatbed, we are able to scan larger artworks depending on size and medium. We can scan larger works in sections and then digitally stitch them together.

Turn around times range from two to seven business days. This depends on the complexity of the job, the volume of works you need scanned and how busy we are at the given time. To get a better idea of how long your particular job might take, get in touch or give us a buzz on 0432 974 138.

Please note that we do not offer an on-the-spot scanning service.

Art reproduction & scanning prices

We offer two services: a basic scanning service and a full fine art reproduction service. In both cases, you will receive two files when you scan with us: a raw, totally unedited .tif file, and a colour balanced .tif file.

Full service art reproduction

Includes colour balancing and 20-30 minutes of retouching. We perform dust/scratch removal, background removal, preservation of the artwork’s natural edge and other services based on your desired final outcome.

File library creation (preparation of print ready files in sizes of your choosing) is also available as an add-on service for art reproductions.

wdt_ID Resolution < A4 A4 A3
1 600ppi $22.50 $30.00 $40.00
2 1200 ppi $26.25 $35.00 $45.00

Works larger than A3 are scanned in multiple parts and digitally stitched together. Multi-part scans are priced as basic scans because retouching is mandatory in these cases. Retouching is billed separately (see ‘add-on services to the left)

wdt_ID Resolution First segment Additional segments after the first
1 600ppi $20.00 $10.00
2 1200ppi $25.00 $12.50
Art reproduction services | Hound & Bone

Basic scan

Includes basic colour balancing but no retouching or file clean-up. This is a great, economical option if you have retouching skills.

wdt_ID Resolution < A4 A4 A3
1 600ppi $7.50 $10.00 $20.00
2 1200 ppi $12.50 $15.00 $25.00

Add-on services

$80.00 per hour, billed in 15 minute $20 increments (15 minute minimum charge applies).

Includes dust/scratch removal, repairing imperfections in digital files, background texture removal, output adjustments (highlight, shadow, contrast etc), detailed colour balancing and multi-part file stitching. Read more about our retouching service.

$5.00 per test print

(with scans only – regular test print price is $7.50)

A4 test print of your scanned files are available further reduced rate when ordered in conjunction with the scanning service. Read more about test printing here.

$5.00 per artwork/scan

(only available in conjunction with art reproduction service)

We’ll prepare print-ready files in multiple sizes*, as well as create web-ready JPEGs for use on your website/online store/instagram etc. This ensures that you have print-ready files on hand and will save you file preparation fees should you wish to produce prints with us (or any other service) in future.

*A maximum limit of five different sizes per file applies.