Scanning


True-to-life colour and detail.
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Accurate artwork reproduction

If you want a limited print run, one-off giclée print as a gift, a batch of christmas cards featuring your artwork, you're going to need a high-quality scan. Sure, you could try and take a not-too-blurry photo with a digital camera or use your office's multi function printer/scanner, but chances are you'll end up with a dark, dingy and blurry facsimile. It may even look OK on screen, but order a high-resolution print and you'll pretty quickly start to see the difference between it and your beautiful original.

With prices starting at just £10 for an ultra-high-resolution fine art scan, pop in one day with your favorite piece of artwork and we'll show you what we mean. We will work with you to ensure every nuance, every fine detail, shade and tone are captured with no loss of quality. If you like, let us know the effect or format you are after and we'll make sure you end up with a high quality and size-suitable print that you are proud of.

Back up your artwork digitally with a high-resolution full-colour scan. Contact us here.



Ultra high resolution fine art scans.

Epson Expression XP-342

Epson XP342 MFP Scanner

"We use this speedy and practical scanner to provide our clients with low-res comps, pilots and proofs. These help ensure the artwork is correctly positioned, sized and finished before capturing at highest quality and resolution."


Epson Expression 12000XL

Epson 12000xl Scanner

"When you and your artwork are ready, we'll prepare this big daddy of scanners to capture your work in all it's glory. Once complete, keep your original high-res scan safe on a hard drive or cloud account."



"I was skeptical at first about paying for a scan of my artwork - I didn't believe the difference could be worth it, but when I open the file, I could see everything - the texture of the paint and even little hairs from the paintbrush stuck in the dried ink. Also, the colours are richer and so much more true-to-life." A. Mihai, Bratton Fleming
The importance of a good scanner.

Alissa is a lino and woodcut artist living in Bratton Fleming. She regularly produces wonderful A3 originals and recently came to Jackson & Young to ask for help getting her designs onto greetings cards and limited edition print runs.

Alissa first approached us with photographs of her artwork taken at home. She expressed her desire for us to photo-edit them to allow the black ink to be 'rich and thick', and the colours to 'zing'. We recommended she use scans of her artwork for better resolution, colour reproduction, focal depth and contrast. Only then should the work be touched-up using professional photo-editing software.

Take a look at the images below to see the difference in quality when Alissa's work was photographed at home, scanned on a home printer/scanner and lastly, scanned in using our professional A3 scanner.


Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D Alissa Sponge Scan Crop

VERDICT

"Many artists come to us with photographs of their artwork they have taken at home. It's not uncommon for these to be dark, grainy, blurred or skewed - making it very difficult to produce accurate and good looking print runs. There is only so much Photoshop can do to help, our advice is to capture the image as best you can before even thinking about photo editing."


Epson V800

Epson Stylus Pro 7880

Verdict

★★

"You can immediately see the difference between a photograph and a scan. The scanner's flatbed ensures we are looking at the artwork straight on and our artwork is now perfectly in focus. A scanner also ensures that no outside light sources or reflections ruin the image. This image was captured using a 'common' home scanner - while potentially suitable for low res previews, but we wouldn't really recommend trusting it to capture your artwork for reproduction."


Epson 12000XL

Epson 12000XL Alissa Sponge Scan Crop

Verdict

★★★★★

"The crop on the left is from a scan captured by our specialist fine art scanner. There is a marked improvement in colour, tone, contrast, depth and clarity of image. More detail becomes available, colours are more true-to-life and the fine texture of the paper stock and medium is now visible. If you are looking for large format reproductions, our scanner can capture your artwork at an incredible 2400 x 4800dpi."