Print techniques and art reproduction explained at Art Association meeting

By Zarrin Tasnim Ahmed | Sep 28, 2016
Photo by: Zarrin Tasnim Ahmed Bob Bergeron (left) talks to members of the Wareham Bourne Art Association after his presentation on Tuesday night.

Imagine a scanner that can scan an entire human body and reproduce it as artwork. That's the kind of technology Bob Bergeron of Tricolor Digital Imaging Services has operated on a daily basis for the past 40 years, and the same service he described to the Wareham-Bourne Art Association.

During the association's meeting on Tuesday night at BB's restaurant, Bergeron described the process of reproducing original artwork and brought in dozens of examples from prints to canvasses.

"I thought he could reproduce the images we create," said Charles Wood, the association's secretary.

Bergeron gave advice regarding the various ways a piece of photography or art can be printed on high-quality photo paper, canvas, metal, as well as other mediums.

"It's science and it's art," said Bergeron. "So it's a blend of both."

Bergeron has a background in photoscience, which he described as the "distinct understanding of light, colors, camera and optics."

To reproduce images, Bergeron and his team must set up the scanner in a way that brings out every texture and color, then reproduce the image in the same fashion.

"When you put the print next to the painting, you can't tell the difference: it's that good," he said.

Members of the association were able to ask Bergeron questions specific to their mediums during and after Bergeron's presentation.

Tricolor Digital Imaging Services is based out of New Bedford. For more information, visit www.tricolorlab.com.

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