Traditional art is still very much alive. Artists express themselves through a variety of mediums. However, if you have a medium that isn’t created on a digital file, sharing your artwork on social media can prove difficult. Unless you have a professional-grade camera, the quality of the work can be distorted. If you work with a scannable medium, such as watercolor, graphite, or colored pencils, you might benefit from investing in a quality scanner.
Graphite and Colored Pencil Artists
The nScan 700gt is an affordable option for artists looking to scan pieces from “1.96” x 1.96 to 8.5” x 14”. This is the ideal scanner for artists who do colored pencil greeting cards and traditional graphite portraits. This scanner is durable and portable, perfect for art studios that need a reliable scanner and are tight on space. Artists should ensure that their piece is completely dry and set their art with a fixative spray to ensure the integrity of the original remains and the image doesn’t stick. The 700gt also includes an AmbirScan software that can upload the file into popular document sharing services, such as DropBox, Google Drive, Evernote and more.
A wand scanner is ideal for artists who study reference photos and frequently sketch and practice wherever they go. The TravelScan Pro 300 Handheld Wand Scanner fits perfectly in tote bags and backpacks. Artists can scan from books and upload the reference photos into a neat digital file to reference later. If an artist sketches something they like on a piece of sketch paper, they don’t have to keep the loose sheet of paper. Instead, they can get a quality image by simply swiping the wand and uploading it into a file type of their choice. This scanner comes with a 2-year warranty, so the owner can rest assured this is a purchase that is going to last.
Collage and Sketch Artists
A portable scanner is ideal for artists who have many loose sketches and reference photos to keep track of. It’s also useful for collage artists who might want to keep photos and flyers to work with later digitally or physically. With Ambir’s TravelScan Pro 600, users don’t need an outlet. The TravelScan Pro 600 is USB-powered, so it’s perfect for traveling artists. Additionally, the included TWAIN driver allows the user to convert these scanned images into most formats, such as jpg, png, pdf and more.
If you have an artist in your life, consider giving them the gift of growing their business. Digitizing images allows artists to better sell prints, advertise their work and more. If you’re an artist yourself, it might be time to consider investing in your future. Curious about what else Ambir can do for you? Check out our website to browse through more scanners and digital solutions.