Scan and digitise your valued artwork, documents and objects with a professional scanning service. Utilising a non-contact CRUSE table scanner, your images are formatted into ultra HD digital copies true to original colour and detail. This is Ideal for limited-edition art reproduction and on-demand printing, which additionally, can be ordered in store through our diverse print services.

 

Art Scanning Features:

  • Non-Contact Scanning
  • Varnished or Not Varnished Surface
  • Any Size Artwork (max. scans size: 52" x 98")
  • Any Thickness Artwork
  • With or Without Glass Framed Artwork
  • Vacuum Board Table for Paper or Textile (48" x 72")
  • Variable HD Resolution
  • Outstanding Colour Accuracy

 

Scanning Watercolour Paintings

A texture free image from your watercolour painting is captured with advanced lighting systems and line-scan cameras. This produces precise detail with nearly identical colours. For normal scanners, it is near impossible to pick up the subtleties of light wash, transparent pigments akin to original watercolour paintings. Especially if you have a heavily transparent style with minimal paint layers. Your reproduction can be printed on any art paper while maintaining the distinct qualities of watercolour.

WARNING! A watercolour painting should not be rolled into a scanner because it will likely result in damage, therefore we don't recommend roll-in systems. 

Scanning Canvas Oil Paintings

You're looking for a safe non-contact capturing method to protect the delicate surface of your oil painting and we can help. With the in store CRUSE table scanner you can precisely capture all textures, tones and detail of your painting absolutely touch free. Many artists who paint with oils use very thick layers of paint to create physical texture. These paintings need months to years of drying time to fully cure. Also, if an oil painting is overworked physically it tends to either polish or crack hardened area so rest assured that your artwork will be carefully handled.

WARNING! Oil paintings shouldn't be scanned in any next-door print shop with a copy printer/scanner or even a blue print scanner as the process may damage your painting.

 Scanning Acrylic Paintings

Acrylic painting surfaces are not as delicate as that of oil paintings, however they still need to be handled with great caution. They are best captured and digitised by a large format flatbed scanner like the CRUSE. Featuring a fixed light source and scan head, coupled with a moving vacuum table, CRUSE Synchron Table scanners have unmatched accuracy as they simultaneously detect height and colour.

WARNING! Acrylic painting on canvas or wood panel cannot be scanned using drum scanners. Such scanners are based on a cylinder on which the image must be mounted. 

Scanning Pastel Paintings Without Risk of Damaging +[PLUS]

Professional colourless fixative can prevent your pastel painting from smudging, alas your artwork can still be damaged through contact scanning methods. The Ideal way to digitise a pastel painting is to use a flatbed table scanner such as CRUSE. This table scanning solution will scan any artwork up to 44x72 inches and your painting surface won't be touched, which is of utmost importance regarding pastels. 

WARNING! Pastel paintings should not be scanned with a roll-in scanner, a high drum scanner or a flatbed scanner with a glass surface, as these will damage the artwork.

Scanning Drawings

Scanning pencil drawings, whether it's coloured pencil or graphite, can be challenging as all the lighter lines and values may be lost. To scan a drawing it is sometimes necessary to eliminate the paper-texture during the process. Paper colour can also interfere with the white balance, as paper appears white relative to the eye, but contains colour. The non-contact CRUSE Scanner is an ideal system for drawings as it captures a texture free image that is precise with nearly identical lines and values. 

WARNING! Drawings should not be in contact with any surface. It cannot be scanned with a small flatbed scanner, since artwork needs to be faced down on a glass surface. 

 

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