RGB Drum Scanning

The RGB (red, green and blue) colour space has a number of advantages over CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), primarily where images are to be reproduced in a number of different media, rather than for a specific (CMYK) print application. It is possible to capture a wider range of colour information in RGB - indeed, all scans and digital capture files start off life as raw RGB data. In brief the advantages of RGB over CMYK include:

  • wider gamut of colour information
  • easier to colour edit and apply effects filters
  • native format for electronic display media, including internet applications
  • smaller relative file size for storage

RGB and CMYK colour gamut comparison 

RGB Drum Scanning - Price Guide

From transparencies, artwork or photographic prints.
Prices in sterling, excluding VAT (where applicable).
Please contact us for an estimate on your specific project.

The scanning includes all individual colour/density grading and cleaning (cloning) of final image files.


Printer colour profiling charts

RGB Colour Profile

ICC (International Color Consortium) is widely used as a controlling standard by which colour information can be quantified and translated between capture and output devices. The system relies on each device being profiled in order to effectively map its own particular colour gamut into a universal language (colour space) that can then be transposed for different ICC colour spaces and devices.

The Adobe RGB (1998) colour space is probably the most common standard used for RGB storage and is the one we would use by default for final image data. We can, however, output files directly in any other RGB colour space specified.

Our drum scanner has been accurately individually calibrated and profiled in order to create faithful RGB data that conforms to criteria set by the ICC. 

Suitable Media - Types and Sizes

  • transparency formats: 35mm up to 10 x 12”
  • B&W negatives: 35mm up to 10 x 12”
  • reflective (photos or art) image area: 316 x 472mm
  • reflective substrate maximum size: 346 x 481mm

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