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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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Alevtyna Ziuban, 2020, Print

Alevtyna Ziuban

2020, 2020
22 x 27.6 inch
Print

$500

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°15/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°15/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$481

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin, Ira, Print

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin

Ira, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$108

OneFake, Malcom clockwork orange, Print

OneFake

Malcom clockwork orange, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$158

Laurent Durrey, MON AMOUR, Print

Laurent Durrey

MON AMOUR, 2020
47.2 x 34.6 x 0.2 inch
Print

$3,668

Jens-Christian Wittig, 'Framed Color Face More and More' Digital Painting, Female Face, Vibrant Colors, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

'Framed Color Face More and More' Digital Painting, Female Face, Vibrant Colors, 2019
60 x 60 x 1 inch
Print

$12,000

Alevtyna Ziuban, A plate that has not yet fallen, Print

Alevtyna Ziuban

A plate that has not yet fallen, 2020
39.4 x 28 inch
Print

$1,000

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin, Tihra, Print

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin

Tihra, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$108

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin, Nidya, Print

Stoyan Hitrov-Stoyanin

Nidya, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$108

OneFake, Pulp funko, Print

OneFake

Pulp funko, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$158

OneFake, Believe, Print

OneFake

Believe, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$158

Jens-Christian Wittig, Soho Tower Shanghai, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Soho Tower Shanghai, 2016
60 x 40 x 1 inch
Print

$9,400

Jens-Christian Wittig, Shanghai Up, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Shanghai Up, 2014
32 x 47 x 1 inch
Print

$7,200

Jens-Christian Wittig, Shanghai Night and Day, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Shanghai Night and Day, 2016
32 x 54 x 1 inch
Print

$7,200

Jens-Christian Wittig, Rolls Royce Escorts, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Rolls Royce Escorts, 2018
47 x 60 x 2 inch
Print

$10,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Perspective and Delusion, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Perspective and Delusion, 2019
40 x 80 x 2 inch
Print

$12,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Overclouding Germany, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Overclouding Germany, 2015
40 x 79 x 2 inch
Print

$10,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Nan Jing Orphee Part III, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Nan Jing Orphee Part III, 2016
40 x 47 x 2 inch
Print

$6,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Nan Jing Orphee Part II, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Nan Jing Orphee Part II, 2019
41 x 60 x 2 inch
Print

$6,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Nan Jing Orphee Part I, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Nan Jing Orphee Part I, 2020
60 x 41 x 2 inch
Print

$7,900

Jens-Christian Wittig, My Guardian Angel II, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

My Guardian Angel II, 2020
79 x 55 x 2 inch
Print

$14,300

Jens-Christian Wittig, My Guardian Angel, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

My Guardian Angel, 2020
79 x 55 x 2 inch
Print

$14,300

Jens-Christian Wittig, Maze Runners Quattra, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Maze Runners Quattra, 2017
40 x 71 x 2 inch
Print

$10,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Lux Nan Ji, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Lux Nan Ji, 2020
39 x 49 x 1 inch
Print

$8,250

Jens-Christian Wittig, Lux Don't Look Back, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Lux Don't Look Back, 2020
40 x 60 x 1 inch
Print

$8,690

Jens-Christian Wittig, 'Joe Klimt Red Dawn' Abstract Digital Painting, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

'Joe Klimt Red Dawn' Abstract Digital Painting, 2016
60 x 40 x 2 inch
Print

$7,900

Jens-Christian Wittig, 'Kalipo-Miami Passage' Abstract Digital Painting, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

'Kalipo-Miami Passage' Abstract Digital Painting, 2020
53 x 39 x 1 inch
Print

$8,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, It's Not You It's Me, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

It's Not You It's Me, 2020
39 x 39 x 1 inch
Print

$8,690

Jens-Christian Wittig, Golden Shores, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Golden Shores, 2019
39 x 53 x 1 inch
Print

$8,500

Jens-Christian Wittig, Gold and Diamond Glitter, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Gold and Diamond Glitter, 2015
40 x 60 x 1 inch
Print

$10,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, 'Ghost Night Rolls Royce' Abstract Digital Painintg, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

'Ghost Night Rolls Royce' Abstract Digital Painintg, 2020
39 x 59 x 1 inch
Print

$11,000

Jens-Christian Wittig, Framed Color World II, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Framed Color World II, 2019
20 x 20 x 1 inch
Print

$3,900

Max Parisot du Lyaumont, Lumière et vent du Sahara, Print

Max Parisot du Lyaumont

Lumière et vent du Sahara, 2020
15.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Print

$5,059

Mays Almoosawi, Pretty in Green, Print

Mays Almoosawi

Pretty in Green, 2021
34.3 x 34.3 inch
Print

$2,000

Pola 4.0, Andy Warhol et Basquiat  #1900056 n°14/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Andy Warhol et Basquiat #1900056 n°14/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

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Pola 4.0, Oksana #190007E n°10/50, Print

Pola 4.0

Oksana #190007E n°10/50, 2019
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch
Print

$481

OneFake, Sweet dream, Print

OneFake

Sweet dream, 2019
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch
Print

$158

Jens-Christian Wittig, Framed Figures, Print

Jens-Christian Wittig

Framed Figures, 2019
20 x 20 x 1 inch
Print

$6,000

James Chiew, Dollar, Print

James Chiew

Dollar, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Print

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Jack Liemburg, The last supper so in love, Print

Jack Liemburg

The last supper so in love, 2020
55.1 x 78.7 inch
Print

$4,996

Fahim Arif, Scissors and Blood, Print

Fahim Arif

Scissors and Blood, 2020
21 x 31 x 1 inch
Print

$2,355

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