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Image Capture

At Skink Ink we have recently upgraded all of our scanning and photography equipment and capabilities. We're excited to offer new and enhanced services to customers looking for file capture. All scans and photography are now 16 bit and all captures will be suitable for printing. We do not scan for the web but additional files can be prepared for the web for an additional fee.

We are now offering three services;

Each has it's advantages and it's limitations so please see the details below to decide which is appropriate for your needs.

FLATBED SCANNING

We have a 2400 dpi, 11" x 17" flatbed scanner which is ideal for smaller works on paper or canvas. Larger works can be scanned as multi-part scans and then montaged together which provides a seamless image of the highest quality. Maximum artwork size 24" x 36".

Additional services which may incur costs;

We will require your artwork to be kept here until the work of color matching and proofing is complete.

COPYSTAND PHOTOGRAPHY

We have a 40 Megapixel DSLR camera mounted on a copy stand that can achieve 1-1 reproduction at 300dpi. The advantage of copy stand photography is that the angle of the light can be manipulated to reduce or eliminate reflections on glossy works. While we will do some color adjustments to copy stand photographs the standard is lower than for scans. Generally we will color correct to a calibration patch not to the artwork itself.

Additional services which may incur costs;

We will require your artwork to be kept here until the work of color matching and proofing is complete.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

Using the same 40 Megapixel DSLR camera that we use for copy stand photography we can produce photographs of larger works generally up to 4ft x 5ft. Approximately 6 works can be done in a half day and 12 in a full day depending on the size and difficulty of the pieces. Highly glossy varnished works and those with a lot of texture are likely to take longer with fewer produced during the day or half day. We will quote on inspection of the artwork to be captured.

Additional services which may incur costs;

We will require your artwork to be kept here until the work of color matching and proofing is complete.

TRANSPARENCY SCANNING

At the present time we are not offering negative or transparency scanning.

CMYK SEPARATIONS AND PROOFING FOR PUBLICATION

We have a two services where we prepare files for publication.

Certified proofs $50 each 11" x 17":
These are suitable as contract proof suitable for sending to a commercial printer anywhere in the world. Each certified proof has a GRACOL swatch attached which we read back into the software to guarantee that it is accurate to within industry tolerances. This is ideal for books and catalogues especially those being printed abroad where control and communication of accurate color is more difficult due to distance.

Non Certified proofs $35 each 11" x 17":
These are suitable for works that are intended for publication to give a photographer or artist the opportunity to review the color of their files after separation into CMYK but before final certified proofs. They afford the opportunity for one or several rounds of color correction in the CMYK color space.

Bulk order discounts and larger print sizes are offered for each please ask for a quote.

Philip Riley is an accredited SGIA Qualified Digital Color Professional

The work I do is very delicate (some pieces have taken hundreds of hours to complete) and can be easily damaged. I know when I take my work to Skink-Ink that the work is "safe". I am pretty picky in the quality that I want with reproductions of my work. I have walked into Skink-Ink where my original and the reproduction were side by side. I had to get right up to the work to know which piece was the original... —Laura Philips, Artist

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Above: Proof prints of a pencil drawing by Laura Philips.
Top bar: Anne McDonald.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COPYRIGHT

We regret that we cannot scan, photograph or print any work that infringes upon the copyright of an artist or copyright holder of that work. If you are not the artist or copyright holder then we will ask you for confirmation that they assent to your reproduction of their work.

“A work that is no longer copyright protected is considered to be 'in the public domain'. It should be noted, however, that photographs of works of art in the public domain may themselves be copyrighted and will likely require a license for publication, even though the public domain works which are the subject of the photos are no longer protected.” — The Artist’s Rights Society

For further information on copyright please see this document or this page.

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services@skink-ink.com
646 455 3400
177 North 10th Street Room G. Brooklyn NY Today’s hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm