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Fine Art Scanning

Flatbed 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 Flatbed Scanners

Scanning bed dimensions: 48″×70″ (size of originals is nearly unlimited with inline digital stitching)
Number of cameras:  4
Number of light sources:  7 LED (free of UV and IR)
Colour depth:24 bit (colour) 8 bit (grayscale)
Capable resolution:300 dpi to 1200 dpi
Supported file formats: TIF (recommended), JPG, PNG, PSD

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.



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
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“McKenzie is always eager to respond and help. Great customer service as always!”
Smart Design Group


Senior Account Manager

McKenzie joined the TR team with a solid foundation of experience in the print industry. His career began in production, where he developed his skills in maintenance, operations and finishing. Quickly recognized for his talent, initiative and charisma, McKenzie was promoted to Production Lead. At the helm of the production team, he proved a natural leader and infected the team with his positivity and work ethic.

After building his knowledge leading the production team, McKenzie progressed into the Sales department, honing his sales skills under the leadership of Carla Duncan and TR’s customer focused approach. His natural penchant for customer service and dedication to quality assurance proved an ideal fit for the TR sales team where McKenzie now functions as Account Manager.

Never one to rest on his laurels, McKenzie enhanced his knowledge with sales courses at BCIT and can regularly be seen applying his skills throughout the shop. Don’t be surprised to find him supporting the finishing department, assisting clients at the front desk, or onsite ensuring installations surpass customer expectations.

Also goes by: Mac

Interesting fact about McKenzie: he can be found on Wikipedia

Best described in three words as: loyal, funny, and stubborn

Cannot live without: his back massager

Quote to live by: “When you look at someone through rose-coloured glasses, all the red flags just look like flags” – Wanda the Owl

“Bruce has always provided excellent customer service.”
InterCAD Services Ltd.


CAD & eProject Manager

When you meet Bruce you automatically know he is a seasoned professional in the reprographics industry. Starting out as a driver for Hughes Owens Printing in 1978, he eventually transitioned to Trimen Blueprinting where he acted as a reprographics technician for 13 years. With the onset of the digital era in 2000, TR Trades hired Bruce as CAD Manager. Since then he has been an invaluable asset to the company and anyone who has questions regarding CAD plotting. When Bruce is not overseeing others in the CAD department, he spends countless hours troubleshooting client issues, unearthing customer print errors, and providing eProject software support. He is regularly looked to for printing advice by both coworkers and clients.

Bruce is also well versed in troubleshooting onsite issues and participating in client presentations, having assisted Carla and TR sales staff in many client meetings. If you’re looking for a history lesson on the print industry or if you want to optimize your drawings for print, you’ll want to call on Bruce. Many may not know, but Bruce is a musician at heart! He originally studied engineering and math, eventually realizing it was not the career path he wished to pursue. Following this, Bruce went on to complete both a music program and a piano technician program through Douglas College. During his spare time, you’ll find him creating music or acting as a vocalist in several bands. When he is not playing the guitar and recording music, you can find Bruce tinkering around on one of his computers or watching hockey.

Also goes by: Stretch

Best described as: Humble

Favourite place in Vancouver: Minnekhada, Coquitlam

Guilty pleasure: Audio software

Favourite TV show: Hockey

Ideal meal: Mac & cheese (with ketchup)

Cannot live without: Music

Carla Duncan


Having worked in the family business since before she can remember, Carla has a natural talent for helping clients reach their printing goals. Always an advocate for education, Carla completed the Marketing Management course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and then obtained a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a double major in Management Technology and Human Resources. And all of this is in addition to sales and marketing courses at BCIT!

Combining her extensive education with a lifetime of experience, Carla is a driving force behind the success of TR Trades. On a daily basis, she can be found anywhere in the shop, always striving to enhance client satisfaction. Her familiarity with our systems, equipment, and services make her uniquely capable of ensuring clients benefit from every possible way that TR Trades can help businesses grow.

Favourite place in Vancouver: None. She would rather be off the grid camping!

During her free time you can find her: riding her atv or dirtbike, camping in the wild, fishing off the West Coast, fishing in a river, or in her garden.

Ideal meal: steak and double stuffed potatoes

What gets her motivated in the morning: coffee and coming to work!

Contact Me

“If you’re looking for an alternative option to your current print supplier, please call my cell at 604.376.7803. I would love to speak with you about how we can help your business.

604.736.4571 x 121