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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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Alexandre Granger, "American dream...", Print

Alexandre Granger

"American dream...", 2021
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch


Corrina Cooper, Vase No.2, Print

Corrina Cooper

Vase No.2, 2021
23.6 x 6.7 x 0 inch


Lars Tunebo, Bag Lady, Print

Lars Tunebo

Bag Lady, 2021
25.6 x 15.4 inch


Zou Zou, Le paradis des Éléphants, Print

Zou Zou

Le paradis des Éléphants, 2020
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.1 inch


Mick Finch, Book of Knowledge - Planche 180, Print

Mick Finch

Book of Knowledge - Planche 180, 2021
23.2 x 28.7 inch


Sonia Bensouda, The Reversed Hotel, Print

Sonia Bensouda

The Reversed Hotel, 2019
23.4 x 16.5 x 0.2 inch


Day-z, Fake, Print


Fake, 2016
11.7 x 16.5 inch


Sandra Salamonová, Rainbow on the Wall, Print

Sandra Salamonová

Rainbow on the Wall, 2021
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Yoann Merienne, Le Porte Drapeau (Estampe), Print

Yoann Merienne

Le Porte Drapeau (Estampe), 2020
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Our recommendations Christophe Charbonnel, David, Print

Christophe Charbonnel

David, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Stéphane Gautier, Happy print Ultra Lucky, Print

Stéphane Gautier

Happy print Ultra Lucky, 2021
11.7 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch


Thierry Carrier, Code 1922 (Estampe), Print

Thierry Carrier

Code 1922 (Estampe), 2020
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


François Bard, Cool Attitude, Print

François Bard

Cool Attitude, 2020
23.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch


tizlu, Fade Away And Radiate, Print


Fade Away And Radiate, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Mason Storm, Monkey Parliament, Print

Mason Storm

Monkey Parliament, 2020
22 x 31.5 inch


Gabriel Moreno, Maria II, Print

Gabriel Moreno

Maria II, 2019
31.5 x 55.9 x 0 inch


Deville-Chabrolle, La belle endormie, Print


La belle endormie, 2018
13.4 x 14.2 inch


Jérôme Lagarrigue, On a Misty Night (John Coltrane), Print

Jérôme Lagarrigue

On a Misty Night (John Coltrane), 2018
28.3 x 34.3 inch


Our recommendations Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Nush Eluard, Print

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Nush Eluard, 2015
23.6 x 17.3 inch


Markus Lüpertz, Grazien, Print

Markus Lüpertz

Grazien, 2019
42.1 x 31.5 inch


Maia Chozas, La Luna (The Moon), Print

Maia Chozas

La Luna (The Moon), 2019
26 x 22.4 x 0.1 inch


Simon Hantaï, Empreinte II, Print

Simon Hantaï

Empreinte II, 2003
7.7 x 5.1 inch


Zhana Mitkova, Flamingos, Print

Zhana Mitkova

Flamingos, 2020
11.8 x 15.7 inch


Jesús Perea, M420, Print

Jesús Perea

M420, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 inch


Julien Graizely, Doug and the dog, Print

Julien Graizely

Doug and the dog, 2020
20.4 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch


Carne Griffiths, The Tempest, Print

Carne Griffiths

The Tempest, 2015
29.1 x 24.8 x 0.8 inch


Luc Médrinal, Série 'Terres brûlées II', Print

Luc Médrinal

Série 'Terres brûlées II', 2018
13 x 13.8 x 0.1 inch


Christiane Vleugels, Hope 40/100, Print

Christiane Vleugels

Hope 40/100, 2020
47.2 x 35.4 inch

10,000 - $ 15,000

Rémi Malingrëy, L'imprimerie moderne, Print

Rémi Malingrëy

L'imprimerie moderne, 2013
11.8 x 7.9 inch


Thaddée, Bonne mère, Print


Bonne mère, 2018
27 x 23.6 inch


Marc Prat, Absis, Print

Marc Prat

Absis, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


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

Chloé Kelly Miller

Karl Lagerfeld -Overside X Chloé Kelly Miller, 2020
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch

$1,117 $1,241

Isis Bi-M, 76) Déesse Kali 3/8, Print

Isis Bi-M

76) Déesse Kali 3/8, 2019
15.7 x 5.1 x 0.4 inch


Julien Colombier, Into the Wild, Print

Julien Colombier

Into the Wild, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 inch


Kev Munday, Pangolins & Mandolins, Print

Kev Munday

Pangolins & Mandolins, 2020
23.2 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Eduardo Kobra, Igualdade, Print

Eduardo Kobra

Igualdade, 2019
22 x 32 inch


Sax Berlin, Nirvana, Print

Sax Berlin

Nirvana, 2017
35 x 28 x 0.1 inch


Melinda Matyas, Circle (Framed Limited Edition), Print

Melinda Matyas

Circle (Framed Limited Edition), 2019
16.5 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch


Stephane Franck Berthelot, Sans titre, Print

Stephane Franck Berthelot

Sans titre, 2019
94.5 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


Tatiana Lebedev, Imagina N_55, Print

Tatiana Lebedev

Imagina N_55, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.1 inch


Jean-Jacques André, Fine Art "Port de l'extrême Europe", Print

Jean-Jacques André

Fine Art "Port de l'extrême Europe", 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Victor Hasch, JM Basquiat, Print

Victor Hasch

JM Basquiat, 2009
32.3 x 23.6 inch


Ronald Boonacker, Via Aurelia, Italy, Print

Ronald Boonacker

Via Aurelia, Italy, 2000
18.9 x 15 x 0.4 inch


Elitsa Baramova (Baramó), Passing Landscapes - the Ganges River, Print

Elitsa Baramova (Baramó)

Passing Landscapes - the Ganges River, 2020
26.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Notte, Rise of a publicist mad men, Print


Rise of a publicist mad men, 2020
59.1 x 78.7 x 0 inch


Ronex Ahimbisibwe, Children I, Print

Ronex Ahimbisibwe

Children I, 2015
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Pawel Zablocki, Lonely, Print

Pawel Zablocki

Lonely, 2010
5.9 x 8.5 inch


Alex Gross, The Bends, Print

Alex Gross

The Bends, 2012
20 x 37.5 inch


Marc Ferrero, Storytelling Art Box Lipstick, Print

Marc Ferrero

Storytelling Art Box Lipstick, 2021
21.7 x 15.4 x 0.8 inch


Bill Butcher, Monte Carlo, Print

Bill Butcher

Monte Carlo, 2015
23.6 x 19.7 inch


Rosie Emerson, Ophelia #4, Print

Rosie Emerson

Ophelia #4, 2012
29.5 x 21.7 inch


Alain Lem, Scarabée argent, Print

Alain Lem

Scarabée argent, 2020
16.9 x 28.7 x 0.1 inch


Philip Buckingham, View from UN HQ, NYC, Print

Philip Buckingham

View from UN HQ, NYC, 2018
23.4 x 33.1 x 1.6 inch


Maxim, Heart, Print


Heart, 2020
23.5 x 23.5 inch


Mark Brusse, Seven Clouds, Print

Mark Brusse

Seven Clouds, 2014
41.3 x 29.5 inch


Emma Witter, Bone Dust, Daisies, Print

Emma Witter

Bone Dust, Daisies, 2019
31.5 x 20.9 x 0.2 inch


Bete Coutinho, Untitled, Print

Bete Coutinho

Untitled, 2013
24.4 x 22 x 0 inch


Robert van Bolderick, Ballet I, Print

Robert van Bolderick

Ballet I, 2017
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Sergey Melnitchenko, Behind the Scenes #1, Print

Sergey Melnitchenko

Behind the Scenes #1, 2016
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Denis Jutzeler, Composition 3929b, Print

Denis Jutzeler

Composition 3929b, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Ode Bertrand, Sans Titre, Print

Ode Bertrand

Sans Titre, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 inch


Jovana Ilic, Confinement D-17, Print

Jovana Ilic

Confinement D-17, 2020
16.5 x 12.6 inch


Jorien Stel, All This and Chocolate Too, Print

Jorien Stel

All This and Chocolate Too, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Grégory Watin, Colibri, Print

Grégory Watin

Colibri, 2018
11.8 x 11.8 inch


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