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As a fine art print studio, we work with artists who paint, illustrate, draw, and work in mixed mediums, sometimes in very large sizes. In our digital age, archiving and digitizing artwork for web use is as important as creating quality prints. Archival prints and giclees have the essence of your original artwork, with infinite potential for reproductions. 

The first, and most important part of artwork reproduction/giclee printing is a high quality scan or digital capture of your original artwork. 

Artwork Scanning and capture packages include:

  • Digital capture or scanning of your original artwork (300dpi @ the size of the original artwork). Work can generally be printed 2 -3x larger than the original artwork due to scan quality.
  • Color correction and file setup to match your original artwork as close as possible, one 8" x 10" proof print. Additional rounds of proofing and test prints are $20 each. 
  • We review the proofs with you to ensure they meet your satisfaction prior to printing your final images and make necessary adjustments to the file. For artists who live out of town, test prints are sent via USPS Priority Mail for viewing at your location.

Turnaround Times

1 week for scanning/capture, file setup, and preparation of test print. After test prints are approved, we generally require 4 business days for prints on paper, and 2 weeks for prints on stretched canvas.

While we always try to accommodate your specific project requirements, turnaround may vary due to workload in house. 

Scanning or digital capture - what's the difference?

Both methods create digital files of your artwork. Larger paintings, or those with textured brushstrokes, metallic paints, and/or glossy surfaces must be digitally captured using our capture system. We use a  suite of color matching software for best possible color match to the pigments of your originals. With our North Light HID copylights we create optimized lighting to enhance brushstrokes and fine details. Cross polarization is used to eliminate or control reflections. For small originals (up to 12"x18") on paper, we get the sharpest and smoothest results from our oversize flatbed scanner. All in all, it's a finely tuned system that records the subtle hues, delicate details, and color fidelity of your original artwork. 

Can I bring my own scans or files?

We can work from your own scans or digital captures, provided their quality and resolution is suitable for printing. Imaging, correction, and color matching is $100/hr, billed in 1/4 hour increments. Proof prints are $20. If you have copy slides of your artwork, you'll need to order a drum scan in addition to the setup fees listed here.

Can I send you my originals for scanning?

Please click here for our artwork scanning form and imaging agreement. You'll need to fill these out and submit them with your artworks. 

Scanning & Capture Cost:
Originals up to 12" x 18"* $50
Originals up to 24" x 36"* $75
Originals up to 40" x 60"* $115
Oversize pieces or higher magnification scans contact for quote

*On the longest dimension

what types of artwork can you scan?

We've scanned and captured many types of artwork up to 96" wide - here's just a sample of some:

  • Watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings 
  • Charcoal and pastel drawings
  • Mixed media historic documents
  • Maps
  • Glass plate negatives



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DEFECTIVE PRINTS: If you receive a defective or damaged print, please contact us within 7 business days of the delivery of your order and will replace the defective item(s) at no cost to you. Please Note: We are unable to replace a print if the issue is a direct result of the file submitted with your order. That being acknowledged, we will always replace items with issues resulting from materials and/or workmanship. If you have any concerns please contact us. SHIPPING DAMAGE: If your order is damaged in transit we will replace the order and process any shipper damage claims. We ask that you provide digital photographs that clearly show the damage to the packaging and contents within 7 days of delivery. We will replace the order upon receipt the photographic verification of damage. In certain instances, the shipping agent may request to visually inspect the damaged packaging and contents. Please be sure to retain the items and their packaging until you are notified that they are no longer needed. ORDER CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS: Please let us know ASAP (by emailing or call 510-227-8334) to request a change or cancellation of your order. We can only guarantee a chance or cancellation if your request is submitted to us after 1 hour after you receive your Order Confirmation email. REFUNDS for cancelled orders are subject to a 4% transaction fee (this is because of the non-refundable transaction fee our e-commerce website charges us for orders placed through the website).


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We are an accredited Hahnemuhle Certified Studio for Digital Imaging. We use only genuine Canon or Piezography inks. We offer a curated selection of fine art and photo papers from Hahnemuhle, Epson, and Canson that have excellent print longevity performance.

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