The Importance of Accurate Image Capture

As an artist, it’s most likely that you need to have an element of image capture in your work processes in order to be able to reproduce your artwork. Accurate image capture is something that should never be underestimated. It’s important to remember that your finished print will only ever be as good as the digital file; the scan or photograph of your original piece.

Image Capture

To capture all the beautiful hues and fine detail in your original, the most important thing is that you have an inital high resolution digital file. Using our vast experience, understanding and specialist equipment, we can capture the subtle hues, fine details and brush strokes in your original artwork through the process of artwork photography. Meticulous handling and understanding is required as it is extremely important that any fine details are not missed as these will subsequently be missing from your final fine art giclée print. Image files can be obtained through scanning your work or alternatively through photography. This process can be very difficult to undertake at home due to the extensive equipment required.

File Size

Here at The Artists Print Room, the final file of each piece of artwork we photograph is a massive two-times the size of the original piece. With the incredibly large file size it ensures that there is a high-colour depth, all intricate details included, full tonal range and perfect accuracy. For example, a typical 16” x 12” original piece will produce an image file of 160mp and a immense 900mb (16bit) at 300dpi. Consequently, this will then produce a final giclée print of 36” x 24” at 300dpi without any additional enlargement or distortion.

Specialist Set Up

Some artworks can be particularly difficult to photography, for example dark oil paintings or paintings with a vast amount of texture, however, our specialist set up allows us to control lighting, ensuring we are not capturing any glare which could distort the final print.

To find out more about our Artwork Reproduction Services please take a look at our dedicated page or alternatively, contact us for more information or any questions you may have.






Crop Ratio for Artists considering multiple sized print editions

Before you start working on your new painting or sketch or illustration, give a little thought as to how you would like it to look, in print. The reason I say this is simple, you don’t want to get small sections of your work cropped off to fit into standard sized mounts or frames.

All that hard work simply cropped off. Well, now you have your blank piece of paper or canvas or whatever substrate you use in front of you, think about the aspect (cropping).

If you take the chart below, you can see that by retaining the same aspect, you can print to your hearts content with many different sizes, without losing sections of your hard work.

Aspect Ratio for artists

Try to think about the size of prints you require? & how many different sizes?
Stick to the same crop ratio to avoid the sides or the top or bottom being cropped off. Such as:

7 x 5” = 9 x12, 15 x 21 etc..
A-Series = A5, A4, A3, A2, A1 etc…

As long as the ratio remains consistent, you won’t be forced to crop your artwork, when you ask for new size of print.

I hope this has been helpful.