How to turn your original artwork into a limited edition print run?
It’s excellent selling an original piece of artwork but sold its gone forever! By turning your artwork into a digital file by using a high resolution scanner you open up the possibilities of producing reproductions of your artwork.
Open edition prints allow you to produce as many prints as you like without restriction of size and with multiple uses such as postcards, greeting cards and prints.
A limited edition print run allows you to restrict the number of prints that will be produced in total and thus increasing the value from rarity. Retail value of the prints can also increase overtime as prints sell and remaining prints become limited and thus more collectable. The largest print run recommended by the fine art trade guild would be 850 however by keeping a limited edition smaller again rarity is increased.
The fine art trade guild have been the worlds leading authority for print registration since 1849. ArtSure is the present scheme run by the fine art trade guild setting industry standards for printers and publishers and keeping a comprehensive database of all limited edition prints runs which give the print run validity and provenance.
Since 1847 the fine art trade guild has been the worlds for most authority for print registration giving art collectors and artists confidence and validity in limited edition print runs. ArtSure sets print standards and ensure ArtSure printers use approved materials to give print quality you can trust. You do not have to be a member of the fine art trade guild yourself as our membership allows us to register the prints on your behalf saving you both time and money. Each print produced has an ArtSure certificate produced with our Ironbridge fine arts emboss.
ArtSure standards dictate that:
Substrate used must be greater than 250gsm
HAve a substrate ph value between 7-9
Lightfastness of finished prints – 6 or greater on blue wool scale
Manufacturers inks must be used
Only approved materials can be used (UKAS laboratory tested)