@racheyjane Hi, Im not sure if this thread is still relevant to you, but maybe it might be helpful to some others considering getting prints of their art done. I have just recently been through the whole process of getting my art work printed.
Due to the place where I live there were no fine art printers in my area to physically go in and speak to so I had to do all my research online. I paint large canvases so scanning them with my little printer was not really an option as I had to scan them in parts and couldn’t match the colours perfectly. I ended up photographing and uploading them to my computer before editing them in photoshop, (lightening them slightly as the colours where not right when I printed one out on my home printer).
I researched lots of printers online based in the Uk, with the main criterial for me being that they print on fine art paper, use archival inks and did not have a minimum print order. I found a lovely printers based in essex. I emailed one of my pictures to them and ordered a printed proof, they let me see my image on 4 different types of paper. I have since ordered a lovely batch of prints from them that I have been so impressed with, they look exactly like the canvases. Hope this is helpful to anyone looking to do the same and if anyone wants to know the printers or have any questions feel free to contact me.
@folksycontent Am I allowed to name the professional print company if anyone would like to know?