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|Our Real Replication™ Process|
The process of creating these antique replicas is long and arduous. It begins with an extremely high resolution digital image of the original art (taken either with a large format digital camera or specialized scanners). Each digitized image is then meticulously examined at microscopic resolutions, where we clean, repair, digitally enhance, and carefully color correct these incredible old works of art. We then begin the long process of printing and inspecting multiple proof copies until we have matched the originals as closely as humanly possible (the final quality judgements are always made by the human eye).
Our Real Replication™ staff are one of the finest in the industry. They spend many thousands of hours creating the incredible Real Replicas™ of these antique works that you see in our gallery. The quality is comparable to, or exceeds, that of fine-art antique recreations selling elsewhere for hundreds of dollars more.
After restoration, each Real Replica™ is individually printed in the finest archival watercolor pigment inks on the most expensive, mould-made, fine art paper available. Our heavy, 100% cotton rag paper allows incredibly accurate color reproduction and deep rich blacks. Our special inks feature greater pigment density than most fine-art inks and a larger color gamut than even the finest, silver-halide photographic processes. We even use three different black inks to provide a deeper blacks and a wider range of grays. Our inks have also been shown to remain lightfast for over 75 years.
Our unmatched level of detail is due to our use of the finest giclee printing equipment, which enables us to print our Real Replicas™ at a resolution of almost 3,000 dots per inch. Just to put that in perspective, most high quality magazines are printed at 300 dots per inch.
All of this means that our Real Replicas™ are as good or better than the originals and will last for generations. The detail and color come, as close as possible, to those of the works when originally created.
Our Real Replica™ antique map, print, and photo reproductions are guaranteed to be as beautiful as, or superior to, those of our competitors (many of whom either fail to restore, repair, and enhance the works or create prints on cheap paper, often with lower quality equipment). We back that up with a money-back, 30-day satisfaction guarantee.