Art Restoration & Reproduction
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Museums have made an effort to digitize all art media produced. Not only is this to preserve and document but also to mass produce and enable high quality digital copies to be enjoyed by the public.
We all demand our digital images to be clear with true color balance and high resolution. This is a difficult balance to achieve with either your own digital or DSLR camera or your computer scanner. Granted all color is difficult to copy via computer scan as all computers, no matter what their cost, and will never give you true color results.
There are also those who use their camera to make a digital copy of a painting. This method makes it difficult to achieve a high quality end result and trying to Photoshop your image quality is defeating the purpose of true color and light balance.
That’s why we always recommend the large format flatbed scanner as an alternative. This format reproduces clear, concise images as close as possible to the original. In fact in all cases you cannot tell the difference.
Using this avenue protects the original from any damage or need of color correction due to improper lighting. The image quality will always be crisp and sharp with minimal or no glare bounce back. This is the ultimate in fine art reproduction and should always be considered the way to protect and preserve your beautiful artwork.
The process to undergo art restoration can be a very complicated one. Before you begin to attempt to restore any artwork to its original grandeur, you should do as much research as you can.
First of all, what does it mean to restore a painting? Like with most fragile and delicate objects, as soon as a painting is finished it starts to age. In addition to its natural aging, your painting will continue to collect dust, dirt, and grime over the years. This will happen even if you take extremely good care of your work of art; no amount of preservation can stop the natural process of degradation. Furthermore, restoration also includes repairing works of art that have seen tears, paint loss, fire damage, water damage, and insect damage. The goal of art restoration is to stabilize the original work of art and integrate any repairs in a way that complies with the artist’s original intentions. Keep in mind that all works of art have a lifespan, even if that lifespan may be hundreds of years. The better you can restore and preserve your artwork today, the longer it will last for future generations.
More often then not, if you wish to restore a work of art, you will need to contact a professional Conservator.
For amateur and professional artists alike, paintings can be difficult to reproduce, especially for large canvases. Preserving and recording your art is an important way to keep a full portfolio of your work. If you choose to sell your originals without a copy of it, it is possible that you may never see that work of art again.
Scanning your art with a large format flatbed scanner is a wonderful cost effective solution for artists. Even for paintings with high gloss and shine, such as oil paintings or acrylic paintings, special polarizing technology exists and can help ensure that the colors of your paintings are captured accurately and without glare.
Once your artwork has been successfully scanned, you can reproduce your work as many times as you’d like by printing out the images. You can also digitize your artwork by adding your scanned files to a portfolio website in order to showcase your art.
What is V3D Technology?
V3D stands for visual 3D, and is a feature of the SMA Versascan flatbed scanner series. This is a new technology that produces results that look 3D. Different lighting scenarios is the base for the process, where one area of the object is being lit by several different lighting angles, and the scanner captures those different instances. The software within the scanner then combines the separate images into one master image. As a result, paintings and other artwork that are scanned using the V3D technology offers almost perfect reproduction of nearly any surface. To learn more about this technology, please visit our page on versascan products on our website, Large Document Solutions by clicking here.
Do You Have Artwork That You Want To Scan?
If you have original works of art that you want to preserve, but don’t have any access to a scanner large enough, contact us today. We service the entire North American continent including Canada.
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