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
DIRECT DIGITAL CAPTURE
use a 4x5subtleties Swiss camera with a BetterLight digital
scan back which captures the equivalent of a 144 MegaPixel
file. Even the best pro cameras today are less than half the MegaPixels.
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.
Below is a comparison of a detail of the same watercolor painting captured two ways. The left image
was captured with our digital scanback; the right image was captured with a 4x5 transparency,
which was subsequently scanned to a digital image. Subletly and detail from the original art is
lost in the film process and the color, though correctable, is not accurate. Direct digital capture
results in a reproduction that is amazingly faithful to the artist's work.