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Fine Fish Art Prints FAQs

In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time.

What is an Open Edition Print?

Open edition prints are fine art painting reproductions that do not have a limited print run. This means that the artist or company that owns rights to the painting may print as many reproductions as they want for resale. Prints may come in different styles, such as those printed on fine art paper or giclee prints, which are reproductions printed on canvas instead of paper.  

What is a Limited Edition Print?

A Limited Edition print is a fixed number of impressions produced on the understanding that no further impressions (copies) will be produced later.    They are produced under the artists supervision and each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

The price of limited editions is a function of the limited supply of each product, and the exceptionally high quality of these prints. Typically, the more manually intensive the process is, the more each limited edition print will cost.

What is an Artist Proof?

Artist's proofs are a special division of the regular limited edition. They usually sell for 10-30% more than the regular edition.

In the world of up to date offset lithography, all the prints in an edition are nearly identical. Artist's proofs maintain their collectible nature and worth because 1) They are a small subset of the edition, and 2) they usually come directly from the artist. In these days of mass marketing, getting something directly or even indirectly from the artist is rare.  

Artist's proofs are signed "A/P" or "Artist's Proof" and are usually numbered with the sequential number of that part of the edition. 

Artist's proofs are generally considered a status symbol in the world of art collecting. And their resale value is proportionally higher than the numbered editions.

 

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