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 Digital Capture and Art Scanning:
We offer artists and designers the latest in fine art scan services using the Cruse family of scanners or Epson Graphic Arts scanners. Please use the price calculator below to determine the cost of your order. Scanner details can also be found on this page.

Digital Capture and Art Scanning price Calculator:
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* The price for 3 optional 8x10" size color proofs will be $60, and each additional proof will be $15.
* Originals for scanning can be removed from and replaced in frames for an additional charge of $30.
* Color proofs can be done on canvas or other fine art papers.
* The artist/owner is responsible for insuring all artwork left with KeenART Media Ltd.
* Artworks can be shipped to us, to be scanned at our facility. The owner of the artwork is responsible for all shipping insurance fees.
* For more information, see our articles on Art Reproduction: Flatbed Scanning Vs. Photography and all about Flatbed Scanners.

 Cruse Scanners:
The Cruse scanner can scan originals up to 48"x72", with a depth of up to 4". These scanners are most often used for reflective scanning of artworks like paintings, drawings etc. Featuring a fixed light source and scan head, coupled with a moving vacuum table, Cruse Synchron Table scanners boast unmatched edge-to-edge sharpness. With maximum flexibility of lighting, the Synchron Table range is ideal for fine art and decor imaging. Please note at this moment we do not own a Cruze scanner and if needed we outsource our Cruse scanning services if the artwork has a depth like 3D objects or artworks.

Original holder: 48"x72" vacuum board
Focus system: Autofocus for all lenses
Lens selection: Manual turret
Scanner: 36 bit color
Max resolution: 10,000x15,000 pixels
Max file size: 450mb, 3x8 bit
Synchron light: High frequency cold-cathode, 4x55 Watts

Cruse Synchron Table Scanners
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 Epson Expression 11000XL - Graphic Arts:
Superior performance large-format scanning for graphic artists:
The Epson Expression 11000XL Graphics Arts scanner delivers versatile large format scanning. With 2400 dpi resolution plus a 3.8 Dmax and 48-bit colour, the Epson® Expression® 11000XL offers everything required for professional-quality tabloid size scanning.
A reliable performer that's sure to increase productivity, this hard-working scanner features Epson's exclusive ColorTrue® II imaging system, which combines superior image processing, a xenon lamp, and Epson Color MatrixCCD™ technology for enhanced colours and pinpoint registration. Its 3.8 Dmax delivers a broad dynamic range with excellent shadow detail. The AutoFocus optics system, when activated, adjusts the focus for capturing clear, precise images every time.
Specifications, Epson 11000XL
Scanner Type: Flatbed colour image scanner
Optical Sensor: Colour Epson MatrixCCD™ line sensor
Optical Resolution: 2400 dpi
Hardware Resolution: 2400 x 4800 dpi with Micro Step Drive™ technology
Maximum Resolution: 12,800 x 12,800 dpi
Effective Pixels: 87,840 pixels / line (2400 dpi)
Colour Bit Depth: 48-bit internal / external1
Greyscale Bit Depth: 16-bit internal / external1
Optical Density: 3.8 Dmax
Light Source: Xenon gas cold cathode fluorescent lamp
Focus Control: AutoFocus optics system (CCD and lens unit) v
Large-format scanning for graphic artists - Epson 11000XL
Epson 11000XL

 Scanning negatives, slides or small prints at up to 6400 dpi resolution:
Our new Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scan provides unparalleled performance when scanning negatives, slides or prints, with an outstanding 6400 dpi resolution and unique fluid mount capabilities for photo studio applications.

This powerful performer consistently delivers precision color and detail. An enhanced optical system (High-Pass Optics) consisting of anti-reflective lens coatings and a high-reflection mirror provides the highest level of image quality and helps you achieve faster scans. In addition, the Dual Lens System from Epson optimizes each scan, automatically selecting from two lenses for the desired scan resolution.

Specifications, Epson Perfection V750 Pro
Scanner Type Flatbed color image scanner
Optical Sensor Color Epson MatrixCCD line sensor
Optical Resolution Epson Dual Lens System at 4800 dpi and 6400 dpi
Hardware Resolution
- 4800 x 9600 dpi
- 6400 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology
Maximum Resolution 12,800 x 12,800 dpi
Effective Pixels
   - 40,800 x 56,160 (4800 dpi)
   - 37,760 x 62,336 (6400dpi)
Color Bit Depth 48-bit internal/external
Grayscale Bit Depth 16-bit internal/external
Optical Density 4 Dmax
Maximum Scan Area 8.5" x 11.7"
Light Source White cold cathode flourescent lamp
Scanning Speed
   - High-speed mode 4800 dpi
   - Color 10.8 msec / line
   - Monochrome 10.8 msec / line
Transparency Adapter, Supported Film Size:
Transparency Size: 8" x 10"
35 mm mounted slides (12 frames)
35 mm film strips (24 frames)
Medium format strips 2 1/4", 120 / 220, 6 x 20 cm (2 - 6 frames)
4" x 5" film (2 frames)
8" x 10" film area guide

Negatives & Slides Pricing:
Pricing is based on DPI and quantity and it starts from $25/scan, please contact us to receive a quote.


Scanning negatives, slides or small prints - EPSON PERFECTION V750 PRO
Epson Perfection V750 Pro
Negatives & slides scanner
 Where to send artwork for scanning:
If you do not live in the Vancouver BC area, you can mail your original artwork to our production center (address below). The scan takes 4-5 business days, with 3-5 days for color correction/match and the first reproduction. Once scanned, we will return the original, along the reproductions, by FedEx or UPS.
KeenART Media Ltd.
2717 Lake City Way
Burnaby BC V5A 2Z6 
Tel: 604 421-8000
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278
To save on shipping, send the artwork unstretched/rolled if possible. We strongly recommend insuring your artwork.
 Sample acrylic painting Scan:
Below is an image of a sample acrylic painting, produced with our state-of-the-art scanners. Zoom, scroll and pan using the controls below to see the high resolution and details of the scanned image.
Details: 40x30" original artwork size, 12000 X 9000 pixel scan, 300 ppi, 76 MB

 Art Scanning FAQs:

Q1 : What are the different methods for scanning an artwork?
Q2 : What type of artwork scanners do you use?
Q3 : Does the Cruse scanner color calibrate automatically, or does calibration cost extra?
Q4 : Can a painting be scanned with the frame on as long as it's not more than four inches deep?
Q5 : What is Scanography?
Q6 : Do you offer photography of original art?
Q7 : Do you offer 3D Scanning of Artworks?

Q1 : What are the different methods for scanning an artwork?

There are many different methods of scanning. The appropriate scanning solution will be chosen based on the original artwork's size, shape and color, and the desired resolution. Different types of scanners available include:

Small Flatbed scanners:
Scans original artworks or photographs. Some models come with a transparency adapter to scan slides or negatives up to 5" x 4".

Professional Large Format Flatbed scanners:
Same as a small flatbed scanner, but can scan larger sizes and are capable of much higher scanning resolutions.

Film Scanners:
For scanning film or transparencies only.

Drum Scanners:
Capable of extremely high quality results. Highly skilled operation. Not suitable for original artwork, only film.

Digital Cameras:
The image is captured into a digital file with no intermediate processing stage in-between. The image can be downloaded straight into the computer.

Digital Camera Backs:
Same as digital cameras, but produces a professional quality digital capture. A digital back that fits onto large format cameras, scanning directly into a computer interface. Order service online: Artwork Scanning To learn more about digitally reproducing artwork, see our article Flatbed Scanning vs Photography.

Q2 : What type of artwork scanners do you use?
We use the Cruse family of scanners for large artworks, capable of scanning originals up to 48" x 72" with a depth of up to 4", at 600 DPI. For medium size artworks we use Epson Epson 11000XL ans for Scanning negatives, slides or small prints at up to 6400 dpi resolution we use Epson Perfection V750 Pro scanner.

Q3 : Does the Cruse scanner color calibrate automatically, or does calibration cost extra?
No, there is a need for color match after scan. Based on final print media, we need to compare the original and the printed material. If you would like to see a test strip of your scanned work, there is an additional charge depending on the number of test strips required.

Q4 : Can a painting be scanned with the frame on as long as it's not more than four inches deep?
Yes, we use a flat bed scanner and in some cases we can scan the artwork under the glass inside the frame without taking out the artwork.

Q5 : What is Scanography?
Scanography, also spelled scannography, is more commonly referred to as scanner photography. It is the process of capturing digitized images of objects for the purpose of creating printable art using a flatbed "photo" scanner with a CCD (charge-coupled device) array capturing device.

Q6 : Do you offer photography of original art?
No, we offer only flatbed scanning services.

Q7 : Do you offer 3D Scanning of Artworks?
No, our Cruse scanner can scan originals up to 4" depth, but the final is a bitmap image, not a 3D file.

If you don't find the answer you're looking for here, please contact us.

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