Fine art reproduction and high resolution scanning

Art reproduction is our speciality. We’re very particular in relation to how we colour balance and prepare files. In other words, we take our time with the process to ensure everything is right and as true to the original as is humanly possible.

We use a Microtek 9800XL Plus for scanning,  a high-resolution A3 flatbed scanner. It can reach a resolution of  up to 1600 x 3200 pixels per inch. While it has an A3 sized flatbed, we also digitise larger artworks (depending on size and medium). Larger works are scanned in sections and digitally stitched together.

We offer two services: basic scanning and a full fine art reproduction service. We don’t offer an on-the-spot scanning service, sorry!

In some cases, photography may be a better option. We work with a wonderful local photographer and if we think you’ll get a better result through photography, we’ll on pass our pal’s details.

 

How long does this all take?

Turn around times range from 1 to 3 business days for a basic scan. Art reproduction jobs can take 3-7 business days.  However, it depends on the volume of works you need scanned and how busy we are at the given time. For a turn around estimate for your job, drop us a line or give us a buzz on 0432 974 138.

Art reproduction services • Hound & Bone Fine Art Printers

Full service art reproduction

This includes colour balancing and retouching. We also remove dust and scratch spots, strip out background texture, and preserve the artwork’s natural edge. We’ll chat to you about what makes your perfect print and do what it takes!

Works larger than A3 are scanned in multiple parts and digitally stitched together. There is more labour involved, hence the higher cost.

Basic scan

Includes basic colour balancing, but no retouching or file clean-up. This is an economical option if you’re savvy with Photoshop.

Add-on services

Add file library creation

$5.00 per artwork/scan

Let us do all the file prep for you. We prepare print-ready files in multiple sizes and provide web-ready JPEGs for online use. Ultimately, this will save you file prep fees should you wish to make prints with us (or any other service) in future.

*a maximum limit of five different sizes per file.

Add test prints

$5.00 per test print

Add an A4 test print of your scanned files. The reduced rate of $5 applies only to files we’ve scanned. More on test printing here.

Add retouching (for basic scans, or scans done elsewhere)

$20 per 15 minutes

We remove dust and scratch spots, strip out background texture and make output adjustments. In addition, we can fix imperfections in digital files and perform multi-part file stitching. The list goes on! Get the low-down on our retouching services.