Many of my paintings are available unframed as limited edition prints. These editions are designed to suit the fine art collector and to complement the gift range.
These high quality, individually numbered and signed prints are produced on a high technology machine using the giclee process. The company who prints these editions is situated only a few kilometres from my home so I can easily visit to discuss any issues that may arise relating to the printing of my artwork and thus assure fidelity to the original image.
email me with the name of the painting you are interested in and I will send you details of the price, availability, edition size, postage details etc.
What is a limited edition print ?
Traditionally the number of prints in a limited edition is determined before the prints are produced. As the artist inspects each print he numbers and signs it. His signature is his personal statement that the print is an authentic reproduction of the original painting. Once the final print in the edition is sold, the print is designated as “sold out” and will never be reproduced again as a limited edition print, no matter how great the demand. In this way the collector’s investment is protected.
It is thought that the origin of limited editiions lies in the physical constraints of traditional art printing technologies. Lithographic stones, silk screens, engraving and etching plates all deteriorate during the print run. They only produce high-quality images until a point is reached where wear and tear on the printing vehicle results in a visible deterioration of the image. This was of particular importance to the fine artist as he has a personal interest in seeing the quality of his artwork maintained. As artists became established and their work became sought after, the limited print run had a role in maintaining the value of their work by preventing inferior reproductions from negatively affecting their reputation.
Modern digital technology no longer faces many of the issues which necessitated the limited print run but it lives on as a way for artists to closely monitor the quality of their prints. Of course the limited edition print also owes its survival to the fact that if an item is in demand and there is a limited number of that item in circulation, it will increase in monetary value – a characteristic not lost on the collector or fine art.