Loose print dimensions are based on the overall size of the print. If a print is described as mounted then to ascertain the actual picture area, reduce the specified width by 140mm and height by 140mm. Mounts have 70mm borders and are handmade using acid free archival board and are wrapped in clear polythene for presentation and protection. All International orders are dispatched loose un-mounted.
Limited edition prints
limited edition Giclée prints are an exact size reproduction of the original drawing. They are limited by a print run set by the artist, they are titled and signed by the artist. Limited editions are highly collectable and have the potential to increase in value.
Open edition prints
An open edition Giclée print is not restricted to how many times it can be reproduced. The signature and title is a printed copy of the artist original handwriting. Open editions are popular as they are more affordable and smaller than the equivalent limited edition image.
AP – Artist proofs
Artist proofs were traditionally the first prints to come off the press in readiness for reproduction inspection. With modern technology an artist proof doesn’t reflect on the quality of the print but more relates to owning a rare portion of the artist collection. Artist proofs are only available directly from the artist. Artist proofs are titled and signed by the artist, an A/P prefix denotes their status.
Packaging / Materials
The environment is a huge consideration when operating an ethical business so wherever possible recyclable materials are used, this includes the print, it’s mount and clear polythene presentation wrapping, other examples are packaging materials which include cardboard, bubble wrap and strong polythene bags which are incidentally more recyclable than paper!