I wish to create reproductions, of various pieces of Artwork I have created; using a variety of Paints. The obvious first step would be to create a digital copy using a Camera or Scanner etc.
Once a digital copy has been captured, does it matter whether I use a 4, 6, 8 or 12 colour Printer?
My initial thoughts are that a 12 colour printer would help to achieve a much more accurate reproduction, since it would be able to more precisely print the various changes in Shades, Tones and Tints etc.
That being said, would a 5+ Colour Printer output any noticeable improvements in quality?
I understand how a 5+ colour Printer would achieve when dealing with RGB colours, since they have a wider colour gamut. Given that my intended Prints are based on Artwork I created offline, would I be correct in thinking that the original Artwork will be closer to the CMYK Colour Gamut and thus 5+ colour prints would be overkill?
I understand that the type of Artwork would play a factor in this but any general direction would be appreciated.