Cruse Fine Art Flatbed Scanning Service
To reproduce fine art 'Giclee' prints successfully the secret is in the scanning. The ultimate in fine art scanning is the German built Cruse Flatbed Fine Art Scanner which enables art work measuring up to 40ins x 50ins to be scanned lying on the flat bed of the scanner with no risk of damage to the painting. Paintings can even be scanned through glass without removing them from their frame. The problems of glare, so often encountered when reproducing large oil paintings, are normally eliminated by the pair of 45 degree angled lights which travel with the scanner head over the top of the painting, thus giving an 'even' light across the whole painting.
These Cruse scanners are used by the world's leading museums.
Because they cost many times more than the average scanner there are only a handful available for use throughout the world . We invested in this Cruse Scanner primarily because we have been in print publishing for over forty five years and we care about the quality of the work we reproduce. The Cruse Scanner has enabled us to overcome problems of print production that have dogged us for years! With so many years experience in reproducing and publishing fine art prints we understand the problems encountered in fine art reproduction and therefore are confident we can offer a service to those wishing to reproduce art work. We are happy to produce a high quality digital scan that you can use to print your own prints from or alternatively we can do the whole job and reproduce your prints for you.
The other great bonus when using this scanner is that the job can be done while you wait so you only have to make one journey.
The patented 'Synchron’ table lighting system largely eliminates glare.
Provides a perfectly even illumination across the artwork. 3D and textured effects possible. Reduces the overall light exposure on originals making it perfect for conservation, archival and museum work.
The lens used in the Cruse is Ultra high resolution
The Cruse uses complex software to eliminate human error and maximise sharpness.
Scanning up to 1000dpi for major enlargements.
Very little set up time so your items can be SCANNED WHILE YOU WAIT. (Subject to appointment)
Artwork can be scanned still in it's frame.
It will even scan through glass and a high gloss varnish.
Nothing touches the surface of your artwork.
The amount of light it is exposed to is far less than that of a photographic studio.
Artwork is placed on a flat bed and requires no propping and a minimum of handling.
Scanning Prices 2023
Single 300dpi scan from up to 100 x 150cms: £65 each
Double scan and stitch @ 300dpi scan from 100 x 150cms up to 150 x 200cms: £180 each. This is where the size of the image/artwork exceeds the size of the bed on ONE axis, i.e. 100 x 170cms or 120 x 150cms (These have to be scanned in two halves and 'stitched' together in Photoshop).
Artwork that exceeds on both axis such as 120 x 170cms for example require 4 scans and 3 x stitches. Please ask for a quote?
Handling Charge: You are welcome to send us artwork/items via a courier and we will take the utmost care in un-wrapping and re-wrapping. This is however very time consuming and we reserve the right to apply a handling charge of up to £20. Also it is your responsibility while in transport!
A 10% discount is applied for 5 or more scans
3D and textured scanning:
This is not three dimensional scanning, we simply alter the light settings to accentuate the surface texture and give a very effective impression of a 3D surface. These scans are however very time consuming so are charged at £75 each.
All prices are + VAT
IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
Please make sure that you either own or have permission to use the copyright of the artwork or works in question. It is a criminal offence to reproduce artwork without it. Ownership of the artwork does not automatically establish ownership of the copyright. We will ask you to sign a disclaimer to this effect.
1. The Cruse scanner is a very effective and versatile method of image capture and as such we are generally the solution to your problems! However and this is Important; as with everything in life there is always the exception to the rule! We suggest a test scan first!
2. It is a light based system and as such very reflective surfaces such as gold leaf and aluminium for example will scan as black areas.
3. The scanner is situated within our gallery, 1 Market Place, Tuxford, NG22 0LA and has to be accessed through a standard sized door. If your artwork won't fit through a doorway, we can't scan it!
4. Please make an appointment before coming.
5. If you have in excess of 20 artworks to scan or plan to bring us a number of artworks regularly throughout the year further discounts may be applicable, please ring to discuss.
6. Scans are supplied on disk in 'TIFF' format