Monday, 3 November 2008

Scanning

This project has turned into an interesting mix of new digital technology - digital photography, Adobe Photoshop and A1 scanners, and old traditional techniques - OHP's, freehand painting and building layers from acetate, paper and card. I like that...

So with the white, red, yellow, blue, purple and highlights layers completed it was time to scan the transparencies. Getting A2 acetates scanned proved more difficult than anticipated and would be virtually impossible for the average home PC set up. But after a few calls were made from the boys at Screen One we found someone who was able to do the job properly.

The £50,000 worth of scanner we used was a mighty bit of kit, firing a huge beam of light from above and presenting the scanned images on a nearby monitor within seconds. Now we have the huge digital files saved onto disk, the next task is to get the screens made ready for printing...
















1 comment:

Lil' Pete said...

That thing looks like too much fun!