Photographing your original paintings for the best quality digital files.

Here at Art Ink Print we offer Image Capture services, where we photograph or scan your original art piece in order to create a digital file we can print from.

We recommend photographing all works on canvas, also any paintings which have glossy finishes or a lot of texture. Scanning is perfect for paintings on paper, such as watercolors, or even works on smooth birch wood cradle boards.

Our camera and studio set-up gives us great flexibility, we have polarized lighting to omit any glare or reflection from metallic paints or gloss varnish and a top of the range camera for stunning quality images. We take color calibration very seriously, as we understand the importance of faithfully matching your original painting in print format.

In order to keep costs down when photographing art for printing on cards, we offer our ‘Art Card Capture’ service, resulting in a high quality image file, with a maximum print size of 6″x9″ at a cost of only $40 per capture (as of Feb 2018).

We then take a close look at the digital file and can edit away any blemishes if requested, we make adjustments to the colour balance according to our profiling set-up in order to get an accurate representation of your original work.

If we are designing the card back for our customer (see examples on our website HERE) we request details of any text to be included, such as website address, contact details, artist statement or bio – once completed we email an image file of the layout for our client to proof read and approve.

The next step is for us to print a proof of the card and make any adjustments needed to get a close match to the original painting – this is then shown to our customer for a final approval before we commit to printing the card order. All of these steps help ensure our customer is happy with the cards they receive, we keep a record of all image files and proofs for repeat orders, so we can make certain they match!

If you are looking to print your work to a larger scale, perhaps the same size as your original, we can easily accommodate your needs… if you are able to fit your canvas through our doorway, we can photograph and print it for you! Just ask us for an estimate on cost.

CONTACT US if you would like to start an order or have any questions.