High resolution scanning for artists

Scanning turn-around times

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

Our turn around times can range from two business days to seven business days depending 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 scanning job might take, get in touch via email or give us a buzz on 0432 974 138.

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

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 (which is a full service, including retouching). 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 and medium, we can scan your work in sections and then digitally stitch the sections together. See the ‘Multi-part scans’ tab for more information.

Scanning prices

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.

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1 600ppi $7.50 $10.00 $20.00
2 1200 ppi $12.50 $15.00 $25.00

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 premium scans.

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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.

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1 600ppi $20.00 $10.00
2 1200ppi $25.00 $12.50

Digital stitching

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.

Test prints with scan

(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.

– $5.00 per test print



File library creation

(only available for premium scans & multi-part scans)

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.

– $5.00 per artwork/scan