Welcome to Penguin Digital Arts

WE OFFER MUSEUM-QUALITY ART REPRODUCTION, featuring:
  • Digital scans using the 216mp Better Light® camera system
  • Epson Stylus Pro® printers, including the new 64" 11880
  • North Light high-intensity copy lighting.
  • The highest quality giclée prints using canvas and fine art media.
The ultra-high resolution of our scanning system, wide color gamut, and outstanding dynamic range of the Better Light backs will produce an accurate, stunning rendition of any original.
   

THE PENGUIN DIGITAL SYSTEM

 
Penguin Art Scanning Services

Art Copy 101

Our “giclée” prints are virtually indistinguishable from the original art unless (with the artist’s blessing), they improve on it a bit. With “print on demand”, artists can sell a piece and get a finished, stretched print from us in a few days. We can handle any size original of stretched or loose paintings including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, or mixed media. We can work with artists sitting by our side, or from anywhere.
 
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Problem Art

Problem Paintings

Oil & Acrylic Paintings:
While some shininess can be tolerated in a portfolio shot, we can have none on a file to be reproduced. Paintings often have dimensional brush strokes, have been heavily varnished, or (worse) both. The results are “specular reflections” and/or light flare that make the copy unusable. We offer two solutions: telephoto lenses & cross-polarization.

 
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Tiling Large Art

"Tiling" Large Art

Our Betterlight Scan Back can capture a high-resolution single image of 36”x 48”. To go larger, we create precise “tiles” that can be seamlessly stitched together in photoshop to create a larger image with no loss in resolution. The key is to maintain uniform lighting, absolute perpendicularity with the camera and a precision rolling easel on a 12’ track. This system can produce two rows of 4 tiles creating a file of 7' x 9'.
 
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Large Painting

Extra-Large Art

Scanning a huge painting in a tight space:
“La Danza de la Tierra” was painted by Professor Judith Baca, co-founder of UCLA’s SPARC (mural preservation center), commissioned for a museum in Dallas. We were hired to create a high-rez scan of “La Danza” that could be printed 100% original size (10’ x 15’) to be hung in a new L.A. restaurant. Problem: it couldn’t be moved from the artist’s studio.

 
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SG color chart

Color Management

Color management is the controlled conversion between the color representations of our Better Light Scanning Backs, our computers (using Photoshop), our high-resolution monitors, our Epson printers and the corresponding media for each. When done, there should be very little need for subjective judgment. But this being an "artistic" process, there is always room to play.
 
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Epson 11880

Giclée Printing

The Epson Stylus Pro 11880 is the first 64” large format printer from Epson. The eight-color inkset features UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta, widening the color gamut and further strengthening Epson’s award winning UltraChrome K3 ink as the choice of professionals. The combination of features and inkset make the Stylus Pro 11880 the most advanced digital large format printer on the market.
 
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Penguin Digital Arts

Hours: M-F 9AM - 5PM  |  SATURDAY: By Appointment
31139 Via Colinas, Suite 304
Lindero Oaks Center, Westlake Village, California

(818) 707-8070
 

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