Light Angle (LA)
This unique device angles the light from the left at a controlled 40° degree.
By changing the direction of the light, even the finest pores of oak wood will be visible. A light deflector is inserted in front of the left-hand light on the scanner table. This deflector makes the light flow evenly over the artwork at an angle of around 40 degrees. This targeted controlled lighting makes even lengthways textures appear three-dimensional.
When reproducing paintings done on canvas, the effect of the light controlled by the light deflector can be seen particularly well. The photo on the left was considered three dimensional under the reproduction process used previously. By using the light deflector, if required the texture of the canvas can be as clear as the original.