Can giclée prints be made from a digital file that I supply?

The best advice is that you have your artwork copied by the people that are ultimately going to be producing your prints. This is something that is well worth considering when looking for your ideal print partner. Putting it quite simply, it has to be better to be able to take an original piece of art in to a print company, have them either scan or photograph your work then they will produce the proofs with the original still in their possession, making it easier for colour and density management of the printed proofs.

Of course, having your artwork copied by a professional will incur a cost, and it's a cost that can be avoided if you were to make the file yourself. However, you have to take into consideration that this is a one off cost in the production of your print run. You also need to consider that the final prints will only be as good as the file that you supply. There are many factors to consider when photographing or scanning your artwork. A full guide to doing just that can be found here.

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With many years experience of image handling gained in the traditional photographic darkrooms behind them, Gary and Bob have transferred their knowledge and skills to the digital arena. photoArt GB prides itself in the level of personal friendly service provided, and we're always happy to talk through your specific requirements with you, tailoring our services to each individual clients needs.

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