Cruse Scanner

The Copper House contains the most advanced editioning equipment in Europe including our Cruse Scanner, a rare device, owned by such institutions as the Guggenheim, the V&A Museum and the Vatican Secret Archive. This device produces images far exceeding the results achieved by photography and conventional flat bed scanners. The digitisation of the original is the first of several steps in our archival process which is strictly controlled for quality at all stages.


We can work with any original, from the most delicate and ethereal of watercolours to the most robust and heavily worked oil colours. We also work with textiles and three dimensional objects. Our Cruse scanner is especially designed to work with fragile and precious artworks and artefacts and can accommodate originals sized up to 6' x 8', pricing here