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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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Rafal Olbinski, Tales of love (cruise), Print

Rafal Olbinski

Tales of love (cruise), 2021
24 x 18 cm


Julie Zeitline, Un envol à New-York city, Print

Julie Zeitline

Un envol à New-York city, 2018
65 x 50 cm


Peter Max, Himalayan Valley, Print

Peter Max

Himalayan Valley, 1980
54.6 x 64.8 cm


Francky Boy, Les 24H du Mans, Print

Francky Boy

Les 24H du Mans, 1998
71 x 88 cm


Julien Graizely, Freedom Ave, Print

Julien Graizely

Freedom Ave, 2020
41.6 x 52 x 1 cm


Ella Freire, Aston Martin DB4 in Blue (Small), Print

Ella Freire

Aston Martin DB4 in Blue (Small), 2018
45 x 90 x 1 cm


Poppy Faun, Miss Polka, Print

Poppy Faun

Miss Polka, 2020
60 x 60 x 0.1 cm


Karol Kállay, Last stop, Print

Karol Kállay

Last stop, 1965
30 x 30 cm


Alexei Lantsev, Costa Brava, Print

Alexei Lantsev

Costa Brava, 2018
40 x 60 cm


Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange), Auschwitzland, Print

Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange)

Auschwitzland, 2019
49 x 70 x 0.1 cm

$165 $413

Tom Blackwell, Santa Monica Harley, Print

Tom Blackwell

Santa Monica Harley, 1977
58.4 x 95.3 cm


Cecil Skotnes, Man with Oxwagon, Print

Cecil Skotnes

Man with Oxwagon, 1981
33 x 24 cm


TMM, Steve McQueen Drives Porsche, Print


Steve McQueen Drives Porsche, 2018
70 x 50 x 1 cm


Darko, I sell shoes, Print


I sell shoes, 2019
43 x 63 x 1 cm


Silvia Papas, Venice Story, Print

Silvia Papas

Venice Story, 2016
67 x 99 cm


Our recommendations Grisor, Solstice, Print


Solstice, 1993
78 x 119 cm


Eusebio Lopez, Sin titulo, Print

Eusebio Lopez

Sin titulo, 2014
100 x 70 cm


Our recommendations Rody Iliesco, La Tour Eiffel en hiver, Print

Rody Iliesco

La Tour Eiffel en hiver, 2014
51 x 35.5 x 1 cm


Martin Kallay, Inside in the Garage I., Print

Martin Kallay

Inside in the Garage I., 2019
30 x 45 cm


Felice Casorati, Faces, Print

Felice Casorati

Faces, 1946
50 x 35 x 0.2 cm


Remi Bertoche, US ambiance, Print

Remi Bertoche

US ambiance, 2012
60 x 90 x 3 cm


Beau Stanton, Leviathan Magenta #2, Print

Beau Stanton

Leviathan Magenta #2, 2016
43.2 x 50.8 cm


Julia Chausson, Café Bistro aux Abbesses, Print

Julia Chausson

Café Bistro aux Abbesses, 2019
25 x 33 cm


Guillaume Chansarel (Guiyome), Roma, Print

Guillaume Chansarel (Guiyome)

Roma, 2009
95 x 35 x 1 cm


SkunkDog, Noir c'est rose, Print


Noir c'est rose, 2020
65.5 x 50.5 x 0.1 cm


Davis Cone, Everett, Middleton, DE, Print

Davis Cone

Everett, Middleton, DE, 1995
43.2 x 55.9 cm


Rainer Shlegelmilch, Yellow 1970s Concept Car, Print

Rainer Shlegelmilch

Yellow 1970s Concept Car, 1970
40 x 60 cm


Sarah Fosse, The Shard, Print

Sarah Fosse

The Shard, 2017
72 x 42 x 4 cm


Panamarenko, Thermo photovoltaic energy convertor, Print


Thermo photovoltaic energy convertor, 2001
72 x 52 x 0.1 cm


Paul Oz, Lewis Hamilton, Print

Paul Oz

Lewis Hamilton, 2015
80 x 80 cm


Ramon Moscardó, Carnavale di Venecia, Print

Ramon Moscardó

Carnavale di Venecia, 2007
112 x 55 cm


Baris Saribas, Fighter Jet, Print

Baris Saribas

Fighter Jet, 2016
78 x 63 cm


Wayne Gonzales, Cars, Print

Wayne Gonzales

Cars, 2014
45.7 x 35.6 cm


Carmen Pau, El Molino, Print

Carmen Pau

El Molino, 1998
22 x 27 cm


Yvan Philmer, Mariage parisien, Print

Yvan Philmer

Mariage parisien, 2021
60 x 50 x 0.3 cm


Bernard Di Sciullo, 1989 Voiture Car, Print

Bernard Di Sciullo

1989 Voiture Car, 1989
60 x 77 x 0.5 cm


Jo Cappitta, Ride the best, Print

Jo Cappitta

Ride the best, 2019
119 x 80 x 5 cm


Victoria Zhivotneva, Amalfi Coast, Print

Victoria Zhivotneva

Amalfi Coast, 2020
29.7 x 21 cm


Josh Keyes, Frontier I, Print

Josh Keyes

Frontier I, 2018
48.3 x 61 cm


Tim Thompson, Portofino, Print

Tim Thompson

Portofino, 1990
55 x 75 cm


Hoi Lebadang, Voiles rouges, Print

Hoi Lebadang

Voiles rouges, 1972
48 x 65 x 0.1 cm


Josep Molins, Falsaciones del triangulo de Penrose 9, Print

Josep Molins

Falsaciones del triangulo de Penrose 9, 2003
68 x 50 cm


David Pommereulle, Blanc d'épaisse - 13, Print

David Pommereulle

Blanc d'épaisse - 13, 1995
14.1 x 19.8 cm


Claude Piechaud, Port de Pêche, Print

Claude Piechaud

Port de Pêche, 1950
45.5 x 63 x 0.1 cm

$222 $295

Valérie-Anne Bertin, Barque à Ploumanach, Print

Valérie-Anne Bertin

Barque à Ploumanach, 2020
20 x 30 x 2 cm


Patrice Serres, Les Chevaliers du Ciel. Hélicoptères, Print

Patrice Serres

Les Chevaliers du Ciel. Hélicoptères, 2003
50 x 40 cm


Paul Kingsley Squire, The Great Escape, Print

Paul Kingsley Squire

The Great Escape, 2018
40 x 30 x 0.3 cm


Adam Turnbull, Sans titre, Print

Adam Turnbull

Sans titre, 2014
100 x 70 cm


Jean-Michel Noquet, Sur la côte Normande, Print

Jean-Michel Noquet

Sur la côte Normande, 1950
60.5 x 81 cm


Juan Estéban Rodriguez, King Kong, Print

Juan Estéban Rodriguez

King Kong, 2021
91.5 x 61 cm


Daniel Riberzani, Bicyclettes, Print

Daniel Riberzani

Bicyclettes, 1998
74.5 x 53.5 cm


Ellis, The Usual Ma'am - Special Colour Edition, Print


The Usual Ma'am - Special Colour Edition, 2021
58 x 58 x 1 cm


Jack Liemburg, Hollandse liefde, Print

Jack Liemburg

Hollandse liefde, 2020
100 x 140 x 4 cm


Jack Liemburg, Porche lover, Print

Jack Liemburg

Porche lover, 2020
140 x 200 x 4 cm


Scott Kahn, April in Old Lyme, Print

Scott Kahn

April in Old Lyme, 2020
53.3 x 61 cm


Our recommendations François Schuiten, Ralentir, Print

François Schuiten

Ralentir, 2021
80 x 60 cm


Our recommendations Peter Klasen, Marignan, Print

Peter Klasen

Marignan, 1988
72 x 58 cm


François Schuiten, La Type 12 - Paris-Bruxelles, Print

François Schuiten

La Type 12 - Paris-Bruxelles, 2021
70 x 50 cm


Shepard Fairey (Obey), All City, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

All City, 2011
27.5 x 27.5 cm


Shepard Fairey (Obey), War is over, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

War is over, 2007
61 x 46 cm


Hervé Di Rosa, Paris Vector 08, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Paris Vector 08, 2010
102 x 126 cm


François Schuiten, La Type 29 - Entrée en Gare de Schaerbeek, Print

François Schuiten

La Type 29 - Entrée en Gare de Schaerbeek, 2019
70 x 50 cm


François Schuiten, La Type 12 - Au repos, Print

François Schuiten

La Type 12 - Au repos, 2016
80 x 60 cm


Paola Pivi, Untitled (ostriches), Print

Paola Pivi

Untitled (ostriches), 2013
50 x 70 cm


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