High resolution scanning (flatbed)
We use a Microtek 9800XL Plus for all high resolution scanning, which is a high-resolution A3 flatbed scanner that can reach a resolution of up to 1600 x 3200 pixels per inch (ppi).
We offer two tiers of high resolution scanning: basic and premium. 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. Other file formats are available upon request.
While our scanner has an A3 sized flatbed, we are able to scan larger artworks. Depending on size, we can scan your work in sections and then digitally stitch the sections together. See the ‘Multi-part scans’ tab for more information.
Should you want to order an A4 test print of your scanned files, we do these for the reduced rate of $5.00 (with scans only – regular test print price is $7.50)
Includes basic colour balancing, but no file retouching. This is a great, economical option if you are able to perform basic retouching & file clean-up yourself.
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.
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.
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Charged at $80.00 per hour, billed in 15-minute $20.00 increments.
The amount of work required depends on the size of the original artwork and how many segments we need to stitch to present you with a print-ready file. For a quote, email us with the dimensions of the original work and a quick snap of the artwork. Depending on the artwork, we may suggest digital capture as an alternative.