Re: digitizing images

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Posted by J. Ramón Palacios on October 29, 1999 at 10:45:38:

In Reply to: digitizing images for giclee printing posted by Eric Jorgensen on October 28, 1999 at 09:29:29:

: I'm seeing a wealth of fine art produced by giclee printing. What are the best ways to digitize artwork such as paintings and drawings in order to produce fine art quality giclee prints ?

First you must start by having an image to digitize, that is, a very good photo.
Art work is not very hard to photograph but is tricky for it reflects all kinds of light from strange angles, specially if an oil or acrylic painting. So ilumination for such picture taking has to be very carefull, soft and preferably indirect.
Second, you should try to have the best resolution possible lens, and if you can go to medium formt.
Third, you will need a very good scanner. Although argueably, my old reliable HP Scanjet IIcx has not been surpassed yet.
Fourth, select a very good printer. Pro color laserjets seem still out of reach due to its high tag price.
I just saw the specs and test prints from an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 ($499 list price) that you looks very good and you can check at:
You might like to see some examples of picture taking of this type at a site I built as a small tribute to a painter, very good friend of mine, at:
Marcos Huerta
Have a vey good time.

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