PRE-PRESS SERVICES​

FLATBED SCANNING

Flatbed Scanning Offers The Highest Resolution For Your Reproductions And Artwork. Prints Made From High Resolution Scans Result In Amazing Images That Are Difficult To Distinguish From The Originals. Flatbed Scans Over 18×24″ Will Need Additional File Prep. Please Consult With Our Studio Specialists For A Custom Price Quote.

WHAT COMES WITH A SCAN?

Cost of scanning covers initial scan and scan file without any adjustments made.

WHERE CAN I BRING MY ITEMS?

You may deliver your items to be scanned by visiting our storefront in Austin, Texas. Or you may mail your items to us at your cost for shipping both ways. 

SHIPPING ADDRESS:

2438 W Anderson Lane #C2A, Austin, TX 78757

WHAT FILES WILL I GET BACK?

The first is a duplicate of the file we use for printing, primarily a high-resolution TIFF. The second file is a web ready .jpg sized to provide a clean image on screen but small enough to prevent unauthorized   reproductions. Scans are delivered on a flash drive for $5 or free via Dropbox

SCANNING PRICING (600 DPI):
Vintage Photos (4×6″ and 5×7″): $6.99 per photo Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Artwork, Canvas, Prints (up to 24" long side): $25.00 - no proofing $40.00 - 1 proof included Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Artwork, Canvas, Prints (over 24" long side): $0.08 per sq in. - no proofing $0.10 per sq. in. - 1 proof included Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Bulk Photo Scanning: Please contact us for custom pricing for more than 10 photos.
SCANNING PRICING (1200 DPI):
Vintage Photos (4×6″ and 5×7″): $12.99 per photo Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Artwork, Canvas, Prints (up to 24" long side): $50.00 - no proofing $80.00 - 1 proof included Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Artwork, Canvas, Prints (over 24" long side): $0.16 per sq in. - no proofing $0.20 per sq. in. - 1 proof included Delivery: 3-4 business days. Subject to change.
Bulk Photo Scanning: Please contact us for custom pricing for more than 10 photos.

LARGE FORMAT CAMERA

Our large format, 51mp Fujifilm GFX 50s II camera delivers great resolution and incredible color. Best used for artwork with florescent colors, gold leaf or foil, textured/3D and for works larger than 18×24″.

LARGE FORMAT CAMERA PRICING:
Up to 24" long side: $30 - no proofing $45 - 60 MB TIFF file - 1 proof included Delivery – 4 days. Subject to change.
Over 24" long side: $50 no proofing $65 - 60 MB TIFF file - 1 proof included Delivery – 4 days. Subject to change.
Custom prep if necessary $50 per hour (billed at quarter hours) Our studio specialists will advise if necessary

PHOTO ADJUSTMENT & RESTORATION

Have an old family photo that has been damaged over the years? Took an amazing photo while on vacation but the photo turned out much darker than you expected? We can help.

Photo ADJUSTMENT/RESTORATION PRICING:
Minor Adjustments $25 Simple color correction, cropping, minor retouching, red-eye removal, image prep for gallery wrap canvas
Major Adjustments $50/hr Color correction with test sample, image manipulation, cutting and pasting, filling in missing areas of photos

PROOFING

Proofs are created so we are in complete agreement with the
desired outcome before the final output. Small proofs are created on the
chosen substrate and analyzed by our production specialist before
sending or presenting to you. We are committed to making each print
perfect and we’ll perform every necessary step to do so.

files from scan or photography:
Single Proof Included with price of scan or photograph We will make you an 8×10″ or 8×8″ print for you to inspect. This will allow you to make changes before you order your print/s.
Additional Proofs $20 per proof The first will be printed without any retouching, the second with adjustments to improve the look of the print. That way you can compare both versions and give us your feedback before placing your order.

We are primarily a Printing and Framing Company. We offer other services to accommodate these specialties. Due to limited resources and equipment, we cannot guarantee 100% color matching for scanning, photography and proofing. If you are not completely satisfied with our digital capture after four proofs, we will gladly refund your costs.

If you would like us to mail your proof, please contact us.

SUBSTRATE CHOICES FOR PRINTING

FINE ART PAPER

Our base Fine Art paper is 100% alpha-cellulose, bright white matte, 320 gsm. Archival and other papers are available and job specific.

SATIN CANVAS

Our base Satin Canvas is a Cotton/Poly blend featuring incredible scuff protection, moisture resistance and added UV defense. We use 100% wood
stretcher bars in .75” and 1.5” widths

METAL

Our brilliant High-Definition metal photo panels come in a variety of sizes and are on-trend for commercial and residential applications. Wooden frame backs are applied for easy hanging and a fantastic three-dimensional effect.

T-SHIRT

Our 100% Cotton T-Shirts make for a saturated finish or a Cotton/Polyester Blend for a vintage finish.

SCANNING PRICING (600 DPI): $ PER SQ. IN. DESCRIPTION
Vibrance Matte $0.06 Plain Smooth Cotton/Alpha-Cellulose Blend with a Bright White Matte Finish, 230 GSM

– Our go to paper for hassle-free posters, photos, and pass along art prints.
Textured Fine Art $0.09 100% Cotton Rag, Bright White Matte, Textured, Archival*, 300 GSM

– Our most robust textured watercolor paper for an accurate and heightened image likeness.
Pura Smooth $0.13 Warm Matte, 100% Cotton Rag, Archival*, 300 GSM

– Our finest paper, for your best work.
Satin Canvas $0.10 Medium Fine Texture, Cotton/Poly Blend, Satin Finish, 400 GSM

– A luxurious artist grade canvas that won’t crack, scuff or blur.
Satin Photo Luster $0.07 Resin Coated Cellulose Blend, Satin/Luster finish, 255 GSM

– Excellent color brilliance and image definition on a water resistant photo paper.
Vibrance Metallic $0.10 Ultra Smooth Resin Coated Cotton/Alpha-Cellulose Blend with a Pearlescent Finish, 325 GSM
Metal $0.35 High-definition Chromaluxe photo panels with color brilliance and superior durability, Thickness: 045 in. / 1.14mm
T-Shirt $30/shirt 100% Cotton for a saturated finish or a Cotton/Polyester Blend for a vintage finish

*Archival – Certified archival by an accredited third party for 100+ years display life

Ordering Process & Guidelines

Resolution

Our recommended resolution for printing images is 300 dpi at full size. We can print images at a higher resolution, and a lower resolution as well. However, if we print at a lower resolution, keep in mind that the image quality may suffer. Regardless, we will do our best to make sure your prints look the best they can. Please send the largest file size available to ensure that your images print well.

Uploading Images

File Format- We accept the following file formats: JPEG, TIF, PSD

JPEG files- JPEG’s are generally smaller and upload quicker.

TIF or PSD (Photoshop) files- TIF & PSD files do not compress files in the same manner as JPEG’s, so these formats are optimal for working with and printing. Since these files are larger, they may take longer to upload.

Saving your TIF file as an “LZW” TIF (which is a lossless compression technique) will allow for a faster upload.

Be sure to FLATTEN all TIF and PSD files before uploading.

Start Your Print Order

Please allow 2-3 business days for a confirmation email. We will contact you for payment. Please email prints@artdirect.com for further questions or bulk orders.