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What makes a Limited Edition Print special?

A limited edition print is a reproduction of a work of art. The total number of reproductions is limited to an edition size set by the artist. Each reproduction in the edition has the approval of the artist and is individually signed and numbered. There are a finite number of pieces personalized by the artist making limited edition prints more desirable, collectible and exclusive. Each limited edition print comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity assuring that the limited edition is genuine.

Our Limited Edition Prints are produced on the highest quallity 100% cotton archival paper available. We use archival inks with a 100 plus years of permanence. Unlike posters these are collectable pieces of art. Proper framing will insure a lifetime of vivid color.

The following is a glossary of some of the terms most frequently used by collectors.

Acid free
Acid free means a neutral pH which is essentially a measurement of acidity or alkalinity. On a scale of 0 to 14 - 7 is neutral. Papers with a lower pH than 7 (such as newsprint) are considered “acidic” and will turn brown when exposed to daylight or fluorescent light which contain a high amount of ultraviolet radiation. Acid free paper is much more resistant to the damage light can inflict.

Archival framing
When framing a fine art print it is best to insist on materials that meet the standards for archival framing. All mat material, backing boards, tape or comer supports and even the paper used on the back of the frame should be acid free. It is also wise to consider UV (ultraviolet) filtering glass if the print is to be in a room that has indirect daylight or fluorescent light.

Artist's Proof (A.P.)
Artist proofs are produced with the same high quality 100% cotton paper and archival inks as is the Limited Edition. They are by some considered to be more valuable than the Limited Edition as there may be slight variances from the Limited Edition. They are produced first to establish the exact settings for printing the Limited Edition.

Certificate of Authenticity
A document that attests to the limits of the edition and the veracity of the publisher.

The entire output printed of a particular image. The edition would include the remarqued prints, the artist's proofs and press proofs.

Pronounced "Gee-clay". A digital print making process where the image is printed by an array of very tiny ink jets that spray precise amounts of ink onto the printed surface. It can take over an hour to produce just one average sized print. The hallmarks of a Giclée are rich and vibrant colors which can be applied to fine watercolor paper or art canvas - surfaces that are virtually impossible to utilize in traditional offset lithography. The state-of-the-art Giclée process, utilizing archival inks, is rated at well over 100 years for permanence.

Open Edition
Signed or unsigned an open edition is not numbered and can therefore be reprinted indefinitely.

A tradition that started with stone lithography. A remarque is a pencil sketch by the artist, usually in the lower margin, relating to the recipient or to the subject of the print. It became a popular way to add original art, and value, to the printed image.