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Caren-- My guess is that you'll have trouble finding a flatbed scanner with a bed as big as the painting (try to find a scanning bureau with an Jazz or Eversharp Supreme, for example), and even if you do you'll probably have trouble with the scan being covered by little white specks (caused by specular reflections from the scanner's light reflecting off the acrylic paint). If these guesses are true, then you'll have to find a studio that is set up to do copy work of paintings; who can light it with off-axis lights, use cross polarizers to reduce glare and specular reflections, and photograph it with a film or high quality digital camera. If film, you'll then have to scan the film with a film scanner. For only an 8-1/2 by 11 print ad you only need moderate resolution files (say a 35mm slide/neg scanned with a Polaroid SS4000 or Nikon LS4000ED), but to blow it up for the trade show banner (depending on how it's printed and the viewing distance) you may need to get the highest resolution file you possibly can, which means more expensive equipment used by a more expert photographer (for example a medium format negative scanned on a Nikon LS8000ED or even a drum scanner). Good luck, --Bill At 12:02 AM -0400 10-4-02, Ceejay3@aol.com wrote: >Anyone who has done an ad as a freelancer - I could use your help! >My client may use a royalty-free photo in which case would come to me already >scanned by the stock house (I assume.) >But now he is thinking of using an illustrator... >If the illustrator does an acrylic on canvas - how in the world do you scan >that?? I can take it to a place - but what do I ask for? i assume it is not >a drum scan anymore..? >Sorry for my ignorance. I am an art director and never had to act like a >print producer before now... > >FYI - the scan has to work in an 8.5 x 11 print ad - but also blown up to a >9ft x 9ft trade show banner... >I am on a Mac if that matters. > >Please help!! >You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org >Thanks! >-Caren >- >Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate >subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. -- ====================================================================== Bill Fernandez * User Interface Architect * Bill Fernandez Design (505) 346-3080 * email@example.com * http://billfernandez.com ====================================================================== - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.