An Original Print or editioned Artist print is an image produced as a multiple, where the Artist works uniquely on the printable surface of the medium, i.e. a lithograph or etching plate, a silkscreen, piece of wood or lino and so on.
An Artist Print is not usually a large editioned photographic reproduction of an existing image for example a painting.
Points to note: the smaller the edition number the better; that the artist has worked with a reputable artist printmaker in the making of an image; that the image has been published by a reputable print dealer; that the print is printed on good acid free paper;
Collecting editioned works on paper can be seen as a way of buying a beautiful image by an artist who might already be too expensive to invest in for a one off painting.
Many Artists make prints not only because they can be a wonderfully liberating medium to make work in, but also because they are consciously making their work accessible to a wider public.
You can see the wide range of original prints we stock by a number of artists in our online shop.