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I want the prints of my artwork to look exactly like the originals. Capture quality is the essential first step. Today's technology enables original artwork to be digitally captured in several ways. Over the years, I have found that not all digital capturing technology provide results that are easy to work with, in spite of the best efforts of well-intentioned professionals.
My First Digital Scanning Experience:
I started by having my originals digitally scanned at a high quality printer using direct scans of up to 8200 dpi by a large format BetterLight scanning camera. It was mated with specialized optics and a HID lighting system to minimize glare and reflection to capture every nuance of detail from even the largest of orginals. Very detailed digital images were captured but there were problems. When I zoomed in, I found many hundreds of small white dots liberally distributed all over my captured images:
The resulting prints look just like the originals, but the hours of photoshop cloning work that had to be done took the pleasure out of creating them.
My Second Digital Scanning Experience:
I tried another organization that used a Cruze overhead digital scanner and worked with the technician that performed the capture. The results were better but:
The technician worked very hard to reduce the number of white dots, but it was the same problem only less.
My Professional Photographer Experience:
The capture of each painting was unique, and some paintings posed more problems with others. I had the right of customer approval before each capture was finished, and I ended up with digital captures with high resolution, clarity and focus that satisfied my needs. No follow-up photoshop cloning work was needed.
High Quality Captures Result in High Quality Prints
I work hard to paint color everywhere and really resent any white dots that are introduced in the image capture process. So, I am glad to say that working with a highly trained photographer using the latest technology has provided the best image capture solution for me. The next step is to take the file captures to my high-quality giclée printer to get some test prints made and color balance them with their amazingly precise printers.