How To Digitize Your Artwork

digitize your artwork

digitize your artworkThe internet has become the easiest and most essential channel through which any artist can gain recognition, receive comments and professional criticism, and grow. To receive those benefits from the worldwide web, however, your work needs to be published on it. So how can you digitize your artwork to reap the benefits and learn from the global art community online?

 

Digitize Your Artwork via Digital Photographydigitize your artwork photo

One method is to take a digital photograph of your artwork using a DSLR camera. In addition to the camera itself, you will also need a tripod and a stand for your piece of art. A white poster board or any other plain white material may also be needed to provide a clear white background.

  1. Prop up your artwork on the stand and ensure that the background is as plain white as possible.
  2. Set up your DSLR camera on the tripod so that the art piece appears flat through the camera.
  3. Ensure that your camera settings are set to provide the best quality and detail.
  4. Snap the picture and transfer it to your PC or laptop. Then upload it and share it!

 

Digitize Your Artwork via Scanningdigitize your artwork

Another method to digitize your artwork with better quality is by scanning it.

Scanning 2D artwork ensures consistent lighting and better quality. Of course the size of the scanner you will need will vary depending on the size of your artwork.

  1. Before scanning, ensure that the glass is clean and dirt-free, and place your piece of art evenly on the glass.
  2. Use the preview tool when scanning to select only the area of the art piece.
  3. Ensure the brightness and contrast settings are perfect.
  4. Save the scanned file.

 

Mustek Large A3 Scanners

Mustek offers large A3 scanners with high-resolution scanning capabilities that are guaranteed to digitize your A3-sized or smaller pieces of artwork and publish them online in high quality.

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Large Format Scanners and Their Uses

large format scanners

The most common scanners being sold in the market are good for the paper sizes they were designed for. But if you needed to scan larger documents of larger sizes, you’d either have to go about scanning two halves of the document and then manipulate the resulting two files into one whole image or document or purchase large format scanners.

Of course there are entire industries that rely on large paper, documents, and images. Engineering designs, architects, artists, and old photograph and document restorers would have a difficult life if they had to resort to combining pieces of the scanned images.

Thankfully large format scanners resolve this dilemma.

Architects

large format scannersArchitects create drawings for all of their plans, and storing those drawings properly is crucial.
While the paper sizes vary greatly (from the Arch A’s 9 in x 12 in to the Arch E’s 36 in x 48 in), large format scanners make the process of scanning these large and wide documents much simpler. (Of course, the more often you use a wider sized paper, the more economic it would be to purchase a scanner size suitable for it.)

If you rely mostly on Arch A and B-sized paper, then Mustek’s A3 scanners would be the best choice and offer the most suitable size for your work.

Engineers

large format scannersStandard US sizes for engineering drawing paper also come in a wide range, from the ANSI A’s 8.5 x 11 in to the ANSI E’s 34 x 44 in. Large format scanners can also make a huge difference in efficiency when it comes to the scanning and saving of digital copies of these drawings.

And if your company requires constant and frequent scanning of ANSI A and B sized documents, Mustek’s large A3 scanners can handle those needs perfectly.

Artists

large format scannersArtwork today deserves and needs to be saved digitally. And not all artwork comes in sizes that fit the common household digital scanner.
Large scanners with suitable resolutions provide the best solutions for saving digital copies of artwork beyond the typical letter-sized (A4) piece of art. For artwork within the A3-sized range (11.7 x 16.5 in), Mustek offers a perfect selection in terms of resolution and scanning speed.

Historians

large format scannersCenturies old documents, paintings, and maps require high performance scanners that provide excellent resolution for proper digital restoration and study. These pieces of history, if they are large in size, require large format scanners that scan the whole piece once, rather than scanning segments only to patch it up again digitally.

 

Mustek Large Format Scanners

Mustek’s A3 large format scanners provide superb resolution and excellent scanning speeds to provide you with efficiency and quality scanned images and documents to enhance your workflow and improve your results.

To learn more about Mustek’s large format scanners and to find the right one for you, click here.

Mustek A3 large format scanners