Digital Captures – $60
The first step in the process of fine art reproduction is to evaluate the original for the best possible method of digital image capture. We find that most often, it is a high resolution photographic digital capture that is required. Our method does not touch, squish or press the piece, unlike scanners or other capturing methods. This is especially important for fragile, textured or framed pieces.
The original artwork is photographed by a skilled professional, utilizing advanced photography equipment, in a light controlled environment which allows us to capture the subtle colors and minute details of brushstrokes and surface textures in order to create stunning reproductions.
We then preparing your file for print implementing our proprietary color management system where we adjust the image to optimize its color palette and range in order to create a reproduction that truly captures the essence and beauty of the original work.
Color proofing and digital restoration can be the most time consuming and labor intensive step of the process. Once we receive the file, we utilize professional techniques to edit your image and create a master file. All imperfections are then removed, color is matched to the original and any restorative work is performed in order to ensure the highest quality output. We evaluate color, detail, brightness, contrast, lighting, imperfections, textures and brush strokes and then creates several proofs to match to the original prior to producing the final proof for the artist.
You have the option of supplying us with a digital file, the original work or a transparency of the original piece. Client supplied, high-resolution, digital files of the work may be subject to an additional “proofing” charge if you want us to color match it with the original. If we do not create the initial digital capture, we must charge to create a color proof. The charge is $15 a test proof. This is because of the time and materials involved in the creation of such a proof from someone else’s files.