Reprographics Studio

Every capture of a piece of artwork starts from scratch. Based on your image, the lighting configuration is optimized to capture the best possible color, detail and spectral response. Once the exposure and color profile have been made for your artwork; the final scan takes place. This capture takes as long as thirty minutes but the end result produces the finest capture available. Because this is a digital capture, there is no need for an additional scan, (or second generation). This process exceeds the quality of the traditional 4 x 5 or 8 x 10 film capture and subsequent scan of that transparency.

After a capture has been made of your artwork; a white screen is dropped in front of it. An identical capture is made of the white screen. The reason for this is simple but often times overlooked. It's about "fall off". Bacically, a light source loses it's strength the further it travels. So a light on the right side is brighter on the right than on the left side of the piece. Hence the reason for lighting from both sides; but the perfect light reading from left to right, top to bottom or side to the middle of the piece is the exception rather than the rule. If a piece has texture, (or impasto) we will light the piece stronger from one direction than another. This produces more depth because of subtle cast shadows. The fall off comes into play dramatically in this case.

With an identical white screen capture, both of these images are processed through an additional software that compensates for any lighting differences... pixel by pixel. The Perfect exposure!