Some examples of the work we have done over the years.
19th century botanical illustration duplicate
Originally derived from a 19th century botanical book, this illustration was at the time hand coloured and stored in an archive until it came to us for reproduction. The original was put into a Mylar sleeve for preservation and rearchived for preservation. The copy was put into a frame with details of the botanic plant.
family digital photo restoration
Brilliant family photo showing the 1930s Australian summer at the beach. This photo had been damaged through years. We carefully scanned the original and then worked on digitally restoring it by removing the creases, neutralising the tone and subtley bringing out some of the details in their faces which would have been part of the original darkroom process. We try to preserve the integrity of the original but in this case it warrented a bit of variation.
midcentury architectural drawing
An exciting project to work on, this architectural illustration was given to the client with their house purchase. The project was a large piece with objects of flora and figures drawn to scale. The paper and ink had discoloured while the paper had creased significantly. The details were preserved throughout the restoration while the paper was digitally restored, keeping the texture of the paper intact as much as was possible. The colours and pencil were digitally enhanced and where necessary, mimicked. We understood it had a subtle nature. (Finished restoration taken under glass).