Art Capture

This is an area where Light Rain has all the competitors around here beat. We have a truly state of the art system to capture artwork digitally. Whether you bring us a 5 foot by 7 foot canvas, or a small Russian icon we have the setup to capture it perfectly.
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We use an Arco-Swiss 4×5 camera with an 8K BetterLight digital scan-back which captures the equivalent of a 256 MegaPixel file. We customize the lighting for each capture taking into account the characteristics of the artwork, such as texture and existence of metallic paint. We use the latest high intensity discharge (HID) lights from North Light Products which offer the best color spectoral response available.

Flat Bed Scans
Smaller art that does not have pronounced texture can be captured on a 1600dpi tabloid+ size (12″x18″) professional flatbed scanner with an adjustable focus scanning area and single direction cold cathode light source. Flatbed scans are color managed in the same way that scan-back scans are. There is virtually no setup, so often the turnaround time is quicker for these scans. For art that is appropriate for this type of capture, flatbed scans are more cost effective as well.