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Fine Art Scanning

Fine Art Scanning from TR Trades

With the largest glass flatbed scanner in Western Canada, we capture detail like never before. Multiple cameras and adjustable light sources pick up depth and brush strokes at the highest resolution, allowing artwork to be faithfully reproduced at the same size or larger.

Art takes many forms, and so do we. Watercolour, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, pastel, charcoal, wood, textiles… we’re ready for anything.

Flat vs Angle Scanning for Fine Art

Typical flatbed scanning incorporates a single camera and light source that capture your original from a uniform perspective. This is great for documents and flat artwork, but was always limiting for fine artwork.

Our large flatbed scanner incorporates state-of-the-art Visual3D technology. As the scan head passes across the original, dual adjustable light sources illuminate the scanning area at different angles. This enables the four cameras to capture depth and texture, simulating a 3D effect that wasn’t possible before. Brush strokes, grain, and subtle tones come to life, allowing us to digitize surfaces such as painted canvas, wood, fabrics, and metals.

Technical Information about our Fine Art Scanners

Detail Sample of Art After Being Scanned

Printing Giclees and Scanned Artwork

There’s nothing like an original painting… but our prints come close. Our wide format art printer uses eleven photographic and archival inks, including three levels of black, allowing it to achieve an unprecedented colour gamut with rich, vibrant colours and smooth tonal transitions. Each print head contains 360 nozzles with low vibration meniscus control for highly-accurate dot shapes and placement, controlling ink droplets as small as 3.5 picoliter and line accuracy +/- 0.26 mm.Capable of printing up to 2880×1440 dpi.

ARCHIVAL INKJET PAPER FOR FINE ART REPRODUCTION AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Epson Matte Enhanced Paper

For photographers seeking a flat matte surface, Epson Enhanced Matte Paper is the ideal choice. This bright whitepaper is perfect for images that do not require gloss. It yields highly saturated images, while maintaining excellent highlight and shadow detail.  Perfect for hobbyists, professional photographers and digital artists. 

Specifications

Epson Cold Press Natural Paper (Watercolour)

An acid-free, pH balanced, 100% cotton rag media with a natural textured finish. This fine art paper has an extremely high colour gamut, black density & is designed for longevity.

Specifications

Epson Exhibition Canvas Matte Fabric

An acid-free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend. Features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax, and wide colour gamut. Canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking.

Specifications

Epson Exhibition Canvas Satin Fabric

An acid-free, lignin free heavyweight cotton-poly blend. Features a semi-gloss satin surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax, and wide color gamut. Canvas base is enhanced with elastic polymers providing high tensile strength and flexibility for gallery wrap stretching without cracking.

Specifications

Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper

Wedding, portrait and school photographers have traditionally used luster paper for their photos. This paper produces vivid, lifelike images. Premium Luster Photo Paper delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions.

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Epson Hot Press Natural Paper

An acid, lignin and chlorine free, 100% cotton rag media with a natural smooth finish. This paper has an extremely-high colour gamut and black density.

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Testimonials

Continued great service and friendly people. Over 25 years as an artist and TR always makes my day. Robert has a good personality and is very helpful!
Haida Art

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC
604.736.4571
digital@trtrades.com

Mon to Thurs 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
After hours printing available!