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The Cruse Synchron Table scanner, the best system worldwide for digitizing originals, is indispensable in creating a digital version of your masterworks. The quality of a good print is determined in which the original is digitized. Unfortunately, it is our experience that many artists do not have good photos made of their paintings or works of art. Only when high-grade visual material is required for a publication or reproduction, for instance, do people arrive at the conclusion that the photo which they themselves have made is of inadequate quality. For many years now Re-Art, located in Almere, in the Netherlands, has proven with this scanner that a perfect picture or scan of an artwork does not need to be expensive.

The Cruse scanner delivers top-notch quality

We deliver the very best quality in the digitization of art and boast 25 years of experience in photographing paintings and in reproducing photography and lithography. We work with the world’s best system for digitization of original art works, namely the Cruse Synchron Table Scanner. This has been a truly conscious choice for Re-Art, and the great museums in the world, including our own Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, also use this system. We dare to accept any competition in the field of digitization. To prove that the Cruse Scanner is the best option, you can always have a proof made without obligation, so that you have a good comparison with your current photo.

The properties of our Cruse Synchron Table Scanner


A digital full-size file

No glare

Up to 150 x 250 cm in one run

It is possible to photograph through glass

Everything up to 150 × 250 cm on at least 300 dpi

The Cruse Synchron Table scanner is the number one scanner for drawings, paintings, watercolors, etchings, but also for objects such as wall tapestries, carpets, and tiles. This graphic art scanner enables us to make combination scans so that you can save a lot of money, which is impossible with other systems.

Why should you choose for this scanner?

The Cruse Synchron Table Scanner attains a much higher quality of digitization than mobile studio cameras with scan back backwall systems and separate lighting. With every other system there are invariably problems with reflections and illumination of the painting. The Cruse Synchron Table scanner surpasses every system because every square millimeter of the original gets exactly the same exposure. Proper lighting under a low angle is necessary for catching the depth in a painting. With oil paintings in particular the result can be quite disappointing through the effect of the prism. In practice, the even illumination of the whole painting poses a huge problem for many photographers. Light gradations, unwanted glare, or a lack of depth: the Cruse Synchron Table Scanner easily tackles all of these problems! Each original is different and requires another approach and scanning technique. An oil painting containing many transparent layers can sometimes be very unpredictable when being photographed, due to the refraction of light through the layers, so that another color spectrum is generated. We do not only photograph your artwork, but we also look at the original through the eyes of the artist. We assess how an original is built up and in what way the artist paints, in order thus to make the perfect scan with our Cruse Scanner.

Start reproducing your art with our scanner

Do you want to start reproducing high-quality digital versions of your works of art, with the use of our Cruse scanner? As an expert in Fine Art print, we are more than willing to provide tailor-made help and advice, so that you can enjoy reproductions that completely fit your needs and demands. Would you like us to make a Giclée version of your artwork? Or how about we add an extra layer of Liquid Gloss? Contact us by calling +31 (0)36 536 88 75 or by sending an email to

Why is the scanner a gain in value for you?

The exposure can be attuned fully ‘customized’ in scanning originals with some surface structure, such as originals in oil paint. This allows us to accentuate the structure and texture of the original in the desired manner. This yields an enormous maximum definition extending fully into the edges. A 100% parallel position with respect to the original is warranted through fully corrected, optimised precision repro-objectives, and a continuously straight scanning line between the CCD and the original. Even exposure is guaranteed through computerised photometry and lighting corrections. This implies no more loss of light towards the corners, and no edge distortion!

Scanning through glass is possible

It is possible to scan several works at once by means of combination scans. What this means: no more disturbing reflections in photos of your oil paintings, no visible film grain in the picture, no more visible dust particles from the slide or the scanner in the print that were not present on the original! Vulnerable originals, including large-sized ones, can be simply laid down, without in any way being in touch with a glass support or support of another material, so they are digitised in a quality which was unattainable so far.


Originals up to 150 x 250 cm can be scanned in one run, up to a file format of no less than 1 GB when the CCD is fully utilised. Larger originals up to 2 x 3 metres are scanned in 2 or 4 runs and are seamlessly assembled by means of software.


The patented synchronous lighting system only illuminates a narrow strip of the original while the original moves in sync with the scanning line of the scanner above. As a result, the original is exposed perfectly evenly. Special lamps are used that emit hardly any heat – cold cathode light tubes – so that all parts of the original are exposed only very briefly. Hence, there is no risk whatsoever of discoloration or other hazard for the original. The absolute top colour quality is guaranteed by means of a fully ICC-profiled colour management workflow.


The scanner is fitted with a fully autofocus system, which is set on the basis of the thickness of the original, so that any blur is excluded. Paintings do not need to be taken out of their frames because there is a minimal shadow edge. We also use a 150 x 250 cm vacuum table to keep all thinner originals flat.

Scanning slides, films, negatives & pictures

In today’s digital era, the scanning of slides occurs less and less frequently, and high-grade scanners are becoming a rarity. If you no longer have the original art work in your possession, but still have a large-size slide or possibly a negative, we can still scan these for you. We use the CREO/KODAK IQ Smart with its revolutionary XY stitch technology. This is still one of the most sophisticated flatbed scanners ever produced. Are you interested in our possibilities in the field of fine art reproduction and would you like to have more information about the Cruse Scanner, which can handle large scans? Feel free to contact us at the following telephone number: 036-5368875.