We've always been ardent admirers of Seán Hillen’s distinctive collage artworks so were delighted when he accepted our offer of a show at The Copper House Gallery.
We revisited his originals, scanning and digitally remastering them using our Cruse Scanner, before producing new art works as liquid acrylic Lambdachromes.
The excitement when we saw the outcome was unreal so we wanted to share a sneak peak of one of the test prints with you. You'll be able to see this re-imagining of Seán's gorgeous work when the show opens on the 8th of February and hope to see you there!
January is a month known for being extra tight on the purse strings; being especially stressful for all you students out there. Here at Fire, we're determined to look after our students, and so have a fantastic opportunity for 10 of you to receive a free 150mb scan on our cool new Hasselblad X5 scanner.
The first 10 students through Fire's door will receive a free 150mb scan. It's as simple as that. No strings. No small print. No cost. Just a gorgeous razor sharp scan to get you pumped up.
All you have to do is bring yourself and your negative or transparency film in through the door and let us take care of the rest!
We're really excited as our newly installed Hasselblad X5 film scanner has hit the ground running and is producing the most gorgeous razor sharp scans with beautiful tonal ranges.
We've invested in a huge range of film holders so can handle all film formats and sizes from 35mm to 5" x 4" as well as the all the esoteric panoramic sized transparencies and negatives. There are 6 different sized holders for 120 film alone!
There's even a film holder that takes a 35mm film transparency that's 226mm long which allows us to produce a panoramic print 4' high by 37' long in one piece - cool or what?
You can tell we're enthused, especially as we've always used the highest end ICG drum scanners before deciding on the X5 as our latest. Please don't feel shy, come in and we'll show you why this piece of equipment helps us produce just the best quality fine art and photographic prints possible.
For the techniks, it scans at 8000dpi in 16 bit and has a stunning Dmax of 4.9. Scan time for a 5" x 4" transparency is less than 90 seconds...
There's a cool brochure featuring Copenhagen photographer Jorgen Angel's work scanned on the X5 here - enjoy!