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Printmaking is an artistic technique in which several images are made from an original or from a specially prepared surface. Prints are the images that are produced by this process. Prints are a type of edition which refers to a work created from a master version, sculptures, for example, sculptures can also come in editions. Prints are original works although they are not necessarily always signed by the artist. They are created with the help of an industrial or mechanised process. There are numerous types of prints, such as lithography, serigraphy or screen printing, engraving...The print's number out of the total is always detailed on the work as '15/100' for example, in order to indicate the work's uniqueness. The work's exclusivity and value varies depending on the number of editions and whether it has been signed by the artist or not. Producing limited editions means that artworks made by renown artists in modern and contemporary art are made more accessible to a larger audience, without taking away from the quality and rarity of the piece. Certificate of authenticities are important when it comes to editions and prints as this helps to prevent fraudulent copies.

It is important to remember that the editions produced today in the art world were only made possible thanks to the key technological progress that was made in the printing industry throughout history. These advances became more accessible by the 19th century, and in particular thanks to the lithographs produced during the Art Nouveau period following the 1900 International Exhibition in Paris. This process, which first appeared in Germany in the 18th century, has various different uses including press illustrations (thanks to its rapid production rate) and art reproduction. Lithography is a chemical process which is based on the immiscibility of water and a fat-based substance. The subject is drawn onto a stone with ink, and once it has been moistened and covered with a greasy ink. As the initial ink is hydrophobic it only clings to the drawing and is repelled by the wet areas. Paper is applied to the stone and then a printing press is used to transfer the drawing onto its surface. Over time the technique has evolved and been perfected.

Certain artists, such as Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, use this technique to create several copies of an original artwork. Others use it to reproduce older works. In the 20th century, some of the great masters including Picasso and Miro worked with lithography to create numerous posters which they often used for their own exhibitions.

Alongside lithography, there is also silk screening. Invented in China during the Song dynasty (962-1279), it didn't reach the United States until the 19th century and it was introduced to Europe after the Second World War. In 1920s Berlin, Kodloff and Biegeleisen were the first to test it by printing on paper and named the process “Siedbruck". From 1938 onwards, prints took over serigraphy thanks to the work of Guy MacCoy but its popularity truly started to soar with the pioneers of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.In France, the silk screen posters made by the students taking part in the May 68 protests gave this art technique an almost legendary status.

Digital technology now has a role to play in all of these processes and digital printing currently makes up a key part of the art market. It allows for the creation of high-quality images in a short period of time and this has multiplied the creative possibilities for artists. There are also of course, several other older techniques which are still used today including etching, engraving, woodblock carving and drypoint.

In this category you will find figurative and abstract artworks, portraits as well as landscapes, Pop Art and Minimalism, made by young and renowned artists alike. Artsper's collection includes works from famous artists such as Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Miss Tic, and Sol LeWitt. Don't forget to take a look at the work of some of our lesser known artists who are just as talented as their more well-established counterparts, including Nathan Chantob and Rero...

Collector’s Guide: Collecting Prints

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C215, Ca Balance Pas Mal (Large Handfinished), Print

C215

Ca Balance Pas Mal (Large Handfinished), 2021
80 x 60 cm
Print

$949

Piotre, Miniature 1, Print

Piotre

Miniature 1, 2020
15 x 15 x 1 cm
Print

$474

Gregos, Coffret Figure, Print

Gregos

Coffret Figure, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$1,897

Chloé Kelly Miller, Karl Lagerfeld - OverSide X Chloé Kelly Miller, Print

Chloé Kelly Miller

Karl Lagerfeld - OverSide X Chloé Kelly Miller, 2020
80 x 60 x 1 cm
Print

$1,186

Stoul, Coffret Figure - Stoul, Print

Stoul

Coffret Figure - Stoul, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$1,897

JM Robert, Untiteled, Print

JM Robert

Untiteled, 2020
65 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$949

OverSide, Andy Warhol - OverSide x Sun7, Print

OverSide

Andy Warhol - OverSide x Sun7, 2020
70 x 50 x 1 cm
Print

$2,371

FKDL, Coffret Figure - FKDL, Print

FKDL

Coffret Figure - FKDL, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$2,134

Buff Monster, Melty 18, Print

Buff Monster

Melty 18, 2020
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Print

$711

René Botti, Coffret Figure, Print

René Botti

Coffret Figure, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$2,134

Valer, Sans-titre, Print

Valer

Sans-titre, 2018
50 x 40 x 0.1 cm
Print

$178

Noty Aroz, Reversed Tribute To Shepard Fairey, Print

Noty Aroz

Reversed Tribute To Shepard Fairey, 2018
100 x 70 x 0.2 cm
Print

$356

GR1, Seoulscape Mapo-gu Wausan-ro 21gil 19-7 editions, Print

GR1

Seoulscape Mapo-gu Wausan-ro 21gil 19-7 editions, 2021
50 x 70 cm
Print

$225

Prefab77, Loyal To None (Silver White), Print

Prefab77

Loyal To None (Silver White), 2017
74.9 x 55.9 cm
Print

$2,250

Our recommendations How & Nosm, Only Human (Handfinished), Print

How & Nosm

Only Human (Handfinished), 2019
50 x 70 cm
Print

$1,423

Our recommendations Andrew Cotton, The Basquiat, Print

Andrew Cotton

The Basquiat, 2018
152.4 x 127 x 2.5 cm
Print

$7,500

Grow Up, Nike air Jordan, Print

Grow Up

Nike air Jordan, 2020
42 x 59 x 1 cm
Print

$415

Our recommendations Johan Chaaz, The hope is here _ when the Banksy girl meet the Jeff aerosol jumper, Print

Johan Chaaz

The hope is here _ when the Banksy girl meet the Jeff aerosol jumper, 2021
29 x 24 x 1 cm
Print

$225

Chaz Bojorquez, Chaz Set, Print

Chaz Bojorquez

Chaz Set, 2013
55.9 x 76.2 cm
Print

$1,600

Risk, WTF Edition, Print

Risk

WTF Edition, 2014
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$1,200

Zedsy, Politics, Print

Zedsy

Politics, 2019
50 x 70 cm
Print

$1,500

Marco Rea, Untitled, Print

Marco Rea

Untitled, 2018
30 x 20 x 0.5 cm
Print

$913

Joram Roukes, Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, Print

Joram Roukes

Black Widow Baptism Handfinished, 2019
45 x 37.5 cm
Print

$830

Damien Naja, Pacifics IV, Print

Damien Naja

Pacifics IV, 2018
62.5 x 42 x 0.2 cm
Print

$1,126

Rachid Koraïchi, Sept variations indigo, Print

Rachid Koraïchi

Sept variations indigo, 2002
98 x 92 x 0.2 cm
Print

$6,403

Static, Lani LDT, Print

Static

Lani LDT, 2019
70 x 100 x 0.2 cm
Print

$889

Decycle, Medusa (serpent), Print

Decycle

Medusa (serpent), 2017
58 x 78 cm
Print

$237

Marko Zoric, Affiche d'exposition, lettrage argent, Print

Marko Zoric

Affiche d'exposition, lettrage argent, 2019
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$153

Bustart, What All Boys Want (Handfinished), Print

Bustart

What All Boys Want (Handfinished), 2015
70 x 50 cm
Print

$534

Dominique Fury, Let's dance orange, Print

Dominique Fury

Let's dance orange, 2018
100 x 73 x 3 cm
Print

$1,779

Our recommendations Hervé Di Rosa, Coffret Figure, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Coffret Figure, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$2,964

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Palace Of Power, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Palace Of Power, 2016
76 x 101 x 3 cm
Print

$12,450

Speedy Graphito, Urban color, Print

Speedy Graphito

Urban color, 2017
55 x 64 cm
Print

$1,423

Jacques Villeglé, Coffret Figure, Print

Jacques Villeglé

Coffret Figure, 2014
27.5 x 34.5 cm
Print

$3,201

Onemizer, Onemizer x Piotre x Overside - Basquiat, Print

Onemizer

Onemizer x Piotre x Overside - Basquiat, 2020
210 x 140 x 3 cm
Print

$14,821

Speedy Graphito, Coffret Figure, Print

Speedy Graphito

Coffret Figure, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$2,964

Piotre, Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, Print

Piotre

Karl Lagerfeld - Piotre X Overside, 2020
130 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$5,336

Piotre, Karl - Piotre X OverSide, Print

Piotre

Karl - Piotre X OverSide, 2020
125 x 95 x 3 cm
Print

$4,980

Levalet, Coffret Figure - Levalet, Print

Levalet

Coffret Figure - Levalet, 2014
34.5 x 27.5 cm
Print

$2,371

John Matos Crash, Crash White Set, Print

John Matos Crash

Crash White Set, 2013
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$1,200

John Matos Crash, Crash Black Set, Print

John Matos Crash

Crash Black Set, 2013
76.2 x 55.9 cm
Print

$1,200

Stoul, Oru IV, Print

Stoul

Oru IV, 2014
27 x 19 x 1 cm
Print

$593

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (black/red), Print

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (black/red), 2020
76 x 56 cm
Print

$356

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (orange/yellow), Print

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (orange/yellow), 2020
76 x 56 cm
Print

$356

Ziegler T, My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (blue/pink), Print

Ziegler T

My Kid Just Ruined My Coco Chanel (blue/pink), 2020
76 x 56 cm
Print

$356

OverSide, Frida - OverSide X Chloé Kelly Miller, Print

OverSide

Frida - OverSide X Chloé Kelly Miller, 2020
100 x 73 x 3 cm
Print

$3,439

Aiiroh, Gucci, Print

Aiiroh

Gucci, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$3,527 $4,150

Aiiroh, Street Apple, Print

Aiiroh

Street Apple, 2017
120 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$8,063 $9,486

Aiiroh, Street Love, Print

Aiiroh

Street Love, 2018
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$11,857

Aiiroh, Lamborghini, Print

Aiiroh

Lamborghini, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Hublot, Print

Aiiroh

Hublot, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Rolls-Royce, Print

Aiiroh

Rolls-Royce, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Bugatti, Print

Aiiroh

Bugatti, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Audi, Print

Aiiroh

Audi, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Omega, Print

Aiiroh

Omega, 2018
80 x 100 x 4 cm
Print

$4,150

Aiiroh, Street Lepidoptera, Print

Aiiroh

Street Lepidoptera, 2018
81 x 100 x 3 cm
Print

$7,707

Aiiroh, Quad Campbell's Explosive, Print

Aiiroh

Quad Campbell's Explosive, 2018
100 x 180 x 4 cm
Print

$10,671

Levalet & Zenoy, Pandore, Print

Levalet & Zenoy

Pandore, 2018
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Print

$593

Nick Walker, Love Bats – Blue to Light Blue, Print

Nick Walker

Love Bats – Blue to Light Blue, 2021
50 x 50 cm
Print

$830

Buff Monster, Melty 19, Print

Buff Monster

Melty 19, 2020
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Print

$711

Keymi, Shit Classic, Print

Keymi

Shit Classic, 2019
48 x 36 cm
Print

$237

Hush, Untitled from Moniker Art Show, Print

Hush

Untitled from Moniker Art Show, 2012
100 x 70 cm
Print

$5,929

Lucas Ninin, Skull 2 : 04/75, Print

Lucas Ninin

Skull 2 : 04/75, 2020
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Print

$213

Lucas Ninin, Skull 2 : 06/75, Print

Lucas Ninin

Skull 2 : 06/75, 2020
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm
Print

$213

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