Photographing and scanning artwork for prints
Photographing artwork for giclee printing
If you are looking to sell fine art giclée prints, online or locally we definitely recommend taking the extra time to photograph your work professionally and then print your work on the highest of quality papers. Presenting your work to the highest standard positions your editions in the upper level of fine art print sales.
For many artists, selling prints is an important part of their practice – Producing limited editions of original works it’s a great way to connect more art buyers who might not be able to afford the price of an original. When it comes time to make your prints, the image quality of your file becomes even more important.
Good photos are a must for anyone who is trying to submit to galleries, showcase online and to produce fine art prints!
Photographing drawings for print sales
Photographing original drawings and watercolours for fine art edition printing is the best way to achieve a high-quality digital file for reproduction purposes.
The ability to control the lighting source and to remove unwanted reflections and to output a consistent spectral quality is by photographing artwork. A medium format camera with a large image sensor and the highest of quality lenses is the best way to capture quality photographs of visual artwork used in Giclée prints, gallery posters, art fairs and hi-res online images, and catalogues.
The solution to this problem is to have professional quality high-resolution images captured in a controlled environment.
Photographing paintings for print editions
Photographing original paintings - whether oil or acrylic based poses its unique set of issues to resolve. Generally, a glossy finish which will reflect highlights into the lens. Specific studio light and camera setup are required to achieve a perfect result free from flare and reflections. Cross polarization is used to eliminate or control reflections in these situations. Also, the ability to shoot through varnishes and glazes and capture the colour and details is only achievable in a studio setup.
Once again the ability to control the lighting source and to remove unwanted reflections and to output a consistent spectral quality is by photographing artwork.
Now you’ve got your digital master to make giclee edition prints, even if you sell the original!
Benefits of having Colour Factory photograph your artworks
* We’re a boutique print studio serving all of greater Melbourne.
* Professional fine art scanning and capturing services.
* We handle and care for your original artwork as if it were our own.