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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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Joëlle Acoulon, Sans titre, 11/4/2021, Print

Joëlle Acoulon

Sans titre, 11/4/2021, 2021
27.6 x 27.6 inch


Joan Miró, Album 13: Plate 1, Print

Joan Miró

Album 13: Plate 1, 1948
13 x 16.25 inch


Louis Toffoli, Le pont, Print

Louis Toffoli

Le pont, 1907
29.9 x 22 x 0.1 inch


Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange), Sous la chair, Il y a des Os, Print

Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange)

Sous la chair, Il y a des Os, 2020
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


Finbarr DAC, Selenaia, Print

Finbarr DAC

Selenaia, 2019
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch


Alevtyna Ziuban, 2020, Print

Alevtyna Ziuban

2020, 2020
22 x 27.6 inch


Jean-Marie Guiny, Zetun, Print

Jean-Marie Guiny

Zetun, 1954
21.3 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch


Didier Lourenço, Rocas, Print

Didier Lourenço

Rocas, 2006
15.7 x 38.2 inch


Man Ray, Une Cathédrale, Print

Man Ray

Une Cathédrale, 1968
14.8 x 11 x 0.2 inch


Romain Froquet, Fertile 2, Print

Romain Froquet

Fertile 2, 2018
15.7 x 11.8 inch


Léonard Foujita, A Pleasant Lunch, Print

Léonard Foujita

A Pleasant Lunch, 1928
11.1 x 8.9 x 0.1 inch


Antonio Saura, Danse du soleil, Print

Antonio Saura

Danse du soleil, 1996
22 x 29.9 inch


Peter Halley, Stop Word, Print

Peter Halley

Stop Word, 2015
29.3 x 28.9 inch


José Roca-Sastre, Cour d'immeuble, Print

José Roca-Sastre

Cour d'immeuble, 1960
55.9 x 31.7 x 0.2 inch


Afro Basaldella, Vulcani, Print

Afro Basaldella

Vulcani, 1974
19.5 x 28 x 0 inch


Richard Texier, Ambourg Bay, Print

Richard Texier

Ambourg Bay, 2006
19.7 x 14.2 inch


Hans Bellmer, Desarticulation Sur Fond Rayé, Print

Hans Bellmer

Desarticulation Sur Fond Rayé, 1972
22.8 x 21.9 x 0 inch


Our recommendations Pieter Vermeersch, Untitled (house), Print

Pieter Vermeersch

Untitled (house), 2006
10.6 x 9.8 inch


Otto Wols, Untitled, Print

Otto Wols

Untitled, 1956
14.2 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch


Ivan Lazarov, Ants composition, Print

Ivan Lazarov

Ants composition, 1936
11 x 7.9 inch


Victor Brauner, Codex d'un Visage, Print

Victor Brauner

Codex d'un Visage, 1962
18.5 x 14.2 x 0 inch


Hideo Takashima, Coffee Blues Black, Print

Hideo Takashima

Coffee Blues Black, 2020
11.4 x 11.4 inch


Gianfranco Baruchello, In the Devonian Gardens, Print

Gianfranco Baruchello

In the Devonian Gardens, 1971
27.6 x 27.4 x 0.1 inch


Antonio Calderara, Green Composition, Print

Antonio Calderara

Green Composition, 1978
8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch


Hsiao Chin, Untitled, Print

Hsiao Chin

Untitled, 1977
19.8 x 27.5 x 0 inch


Christophe Pouget, Penn Station, Print

Christophe Pouget

Penn Station, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Renzo Vespignani, Erotic Scene, Print

Renzo Vespignani

Erotic Scene, 1944
8.3 x 6.1 x 0.1 inch


Orfeo Tamburi, Casolari e Cipressi, Print

Orfeo Tamburi

Casolari e Cipressi, 1970
9.3 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch


Jean Boudal, Clowns, Print

Jean Boudal

Clowns, 1950
15 x 11 x 0.1 inch


Virgilio Guidi, Scicli, Print

Virgilio Guidi

Scicli, 1970
19.7 x 27.2 x 0.2 inch


Elio Marchegiani, Grammature Di Colore (Color Weight), Print

Elio Marchegiani

Grammature Di Colore (Color Weight), 1970
18.7 x 25.6 x 0.1 inch


Paul Wunderlich, Untitled, Print

Paul Wunderlich

Untitled, 1970
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch


Rol, Wolverine, Print


Wolverine, 2016
17.7 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch


Gaetano Pompa, Fragment, Print

Gaetano Pompa

Fragment, 1980
19.7 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


Fabrizio Clerici, Museum, Print

Fabrizio Clerici

Museum, 1950
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Domenico Gnoli, Button, Print

Domenico Gnoli

Button, 1966
8.3 x 11.6 x 0 inch


Ana Tisconia, Después, Print

Ana Tisconia

Después, 2018
25.6 x 20.5 inch


Henri Espinouze, Quand La Vie, Print

Henri Espinouze

Quand La Vie, 1969
6.3 x 3.9 x 0 inch


Conrad Botes, Landscape I, Print

Conrad Botes

Landscape I, 2014
22.4 x 30.3 inch


Mateo López, Regla calendario, Print

Mateo López

Regla calendario, 2012
23.2 x 16.5 inch


Carmen Garcia, El barco, Print

Carmen Garcia

El barco, 2000
29.9 x 22 inch


Poppins, Underpass, Print


Underpass, 2020
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


Javier De Juan, As de oros, Print

Javier De Juan

As de oros, 1991
31.5 x 24 inch


Josep Riera i Arago, Avió roda taronja, Print

Josep Riera i Arago

Avió roda taronja, 2015
29.9 x 25.6 inch


Véronique Lecoq, L'hiver, Print

Véronique Lecoq

L'hiver, 2019
9.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Antonin Anzil, Salines I, Print

Antonin Anzil

Salines I, 2018
63 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


André Hambourg, Composition, Print

André Hambourg

Composition, 1960
15 x 21.3 inch


Jean-François Brahin, Paris - Les Champs Elysées, Print

Jean-François Brahin

Paris - Les Champs Elysées, 2017
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Jesse Willems, Point fabril, Print

Jesse Willems

Point fabril, 2020
36.6 x 28.7 x 0.1 inch


Jack Vettriano, The Picnic Party, Small, Print

Jack Vettriano

The Picnic Party, Small, 2019
15.7 x 19.3 x 0.8 inch


Gérard Pamboujian, La galante, Print

Gérard Pamboujian

La galante, 1995
25.6 x 19.3 inch


Larry Rivers, Big B Signs Up, Print

Larry Rivers

Big B Signs Up, 1977
20 x 26 inch


Stéphane Vereecken, Hotel Mutation 01, Print

Stéphane Vereecken

Hotel Mutation 01, 2019
16 x 16 x 1 inch


Leonor Fini, Le Concile d'Amour 8, Print

Leonor Fini

Le Concile d'Amour 8, 1972
25.8 x 20.1 inch


Renaud Allirand, Monotype, Print

Renaud Allirand

Monotype, 2016
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Kim Tschang-Yeul, Untitled, Print

Kim Tschang-Yeul

Untitled, 1996
29.1 x 21.3 inch


Montserrat Gudiol, Sans titre, Print

Montserrat Gudiol

Sans titre, 1989
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Georges Bru, Gravure, Print

Georges Bru

Gravure, 2014
11 x 7.5 inch


Ed Moses, Shago 6, Print

Ed Moses

Shago 6, 1989
29.9 x 22 inch


ODN, Angelina Jolie, Print


Angelina Jolie, 2020
53.1 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Anne Siems, Circles, Print

Anne Siems

Circles, 2016
11 x 8.7 inch


Tony Oursler, Sans titre 1, Print

Tony Oursler

Sans titre 1, 2001
29.5 x 22 x 0 inch


Arie Azene, Morning in Soho, Print

Arie Azene

Morning in Soho, 1992
32 x 25 inch


François Delarozière, Le poisson pirate, Print

François Delarozière

Le poisson pirate, 2008
19.7 x 25.6 inch


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