Our Drum Scanning Services

State-of-the-art drum scanning with 100% reproduction of transparencies and negative and photographic prints.

Our drum scanning service provides the highest standard of quality for the most demanding professional archives, to ensure that your images are preserved forever. We can reproduce any transparency from any brand of film. We use the ICG range of drum scanners, renowned to be the best drum scanner on the market. At Iconoclast Images our drum scans ensure 100% precision and accuracy, extracting the maximum amount of colour information from any original, to give you an exact reproduction of the original image within the tolerance of the scanner.

What Is ICC profiling?

The key to understanding the Maestro suite is a process known as ICC Profiling, a relatively young feature of digital colour management. ICC stands for International Color Consortium. ICC Profiles map the behaviour of devices (scanners, digital cameras, computer monitors, printers) used in the pre-press and publishing world. A computer’s colour management system then uses the profiles to moderate the transmission of digital data between devices and to produce consistency and predictability across the board.

ICC Profiling is slowly gaining acceptance among professionals, but is hampered by complexity. ICC-compliant applications currently on the market take a theoretical approach to colour that is alien to the wit and understanding of traditional practitioners of the industry for which is was designed.

In a typical colour workflow system, input devices range from digital cameras to scanners, output devices from four-colour process proofers and printing presses to the worldwide web and the Internet. In between sits a computer with its monitor display, operating system and software applications. Once all these displays and devices have been profiled, digital colour management is transparent and automatic to all users, wherever they may be in the colour publishing process.

In the background, the processes are complicated by other standards. For example, the output of scanners and the display of a colour monitor conform to the RGB Colour Space model (Red, Green, Blue). Printers and proofers utilise a four-colour process, which uses another Colour Space called CMYK corresponding to the ink colours – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. These standards can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

 Fine Art Reproduction and Printing

The UK’s art market is second only to the US in the world, and the print industry is the fifth largest manufacturing sector in the UK. Despite the countless billions that are invested by the leading organisations in the industry, they have been unable to move beyond the basic technology developed years ago.

However, with over 30 years’ of combined experience, we have developed something truly exceptional – the first time anyone in the industry will ever have seen anything like it, and will transform the way the industry and the market will view visual arts for decades to come.

Our work gives life to the individual moment in which an artwork is created, allowing the audience to go back in time with the Art Master. The audience can see the masterpiece being created brushstroke by brushstroke – through a symphony of light and colour across the canvas, revealing a timeless object of immense grace and beauty.