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Flatbed AI Scan Info

At WGS we use the finest flatbed scanner software available: Silverfast AI. In it's most recent version, a new level of quality is assured. Suitable for giclées and other pigmented prints, it allows for exceptionally high levels of sharpness and color accuracy. Color range is more dynamic than the usual flatbed scans, without the glare and muddy reproductions which may accompany them.

Note to Artists:
All work brought to WGS is scanned as soon as possible, so that the original work is returned to you quickly, while being handled with extreme care.  All personnel at WGS are photographers / artists, not just technicians; we share an in-depth understanding of tonality, color fidelity and media characteristics.

A Dirty word...
Prints, paintings and all other forms of art, improperly stored or handled, may have extreme amounts of imperfections on the surface. Following Industry Standard Guidelines, we "spot" our scans to eliminate imperfections. Severe imperfections may exceed our responsibilities; you may be asked to pay for various types of retouching to correct these problems.

How big?
The optimal resolution for the printers at WGS is 360 dpi (dots per inch). If original art work is scanned at 360 dpi, then the final print (if it is the same size as the original), will print at this optimal resolution. Slight size increases, which may bring the output resolution down to 300 dpi, are quite acceptable.

If you are planning to make final prints which are much larger than the original you will need to increase the resolution of the scan; request 720 dpi (costing more). If you are planning to make final prints which are much smaller than the original you may wish to decrease the resolution of the scan; request 180 dpi (costing less).

In addition to scanning, we can print your file using archival processes, as well as image modification, retouching and special effects.

No charge for archiving your files.

Flatbed AI Scan Prices

Flatbed AI (artificial intelligence) scans are for non-transparent, two-dimensional art only.

Scan prices are based on two items:
• Size of the original to be scanned.
• Resolution (dpi) of the scanned input.

360 dpi is the optimal resolution for prints which are about the same size as the original art:

$35 Any dimensions up to 8 1/2" x 11"
$45 Any dimensions up to 11" x 6 "
$55 Any dimensions up to 13" x 19"
$65 Any dimensions up to 16 " x 20"
$70 Any dimensions up to 20" x 24"
$100 Any dimensions up to 24" x 36"
$125 Any dimensions up to 30" x 40"

180 dpi is desirable for prints which will be much smaller than the original art: Call for pricing.

720 dpi is desirable for prints which will be much larger than the original art: Call for pricing.

Orders of 5-10 scans, at the same time, are discounted 10%, 11-20 scans, at the same time, discounted 20%, 20 or more scans; call for pricing.

Scans will be saved on hybrid CD, suitable for Mac & PC.

Following Industry Standard Guidelines, we "spot" our scans to eliminate surface dust. Scratches and imbedded particles due to faulty handling may exceed our responsibilities and incur additional charges.

No charge for archiving your files.

Turnaround is generally 72 hours after receipt of materials.

Please ship by FedEx or other carriers which provide a tracking number.
Return shipping is generally via FedEx, at cost. FedEx does not deliver to PO boxes.

WGS requires a 25% minimum deposit on all work.

MC or Visa accepted.

Balance is due prior to release of the scans.

 

 

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