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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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M.Chat, Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL - n°117, Print


Coffret de luxe - PARISEOUL - n°117, 2019
9.4 x 9.4 x 0.4 inch


Mr. Brainwash, All you need is He(Art) Four, Print

Mr. Brainwash

All you need is He(Art) Four, 2021
18 x 18 inch


Ghost Art, Wheel of fortune "€uro", Print

Ghost Art

Wheel of fortune "€uro", 2020
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch


Paul Jenkins, Five Invocations II, Print

Paul Jenkins

Five Invocations II, 1997
21.5 x 29.5 inch


Finbarr DAC, Velveteen (Peel), Print

Finbarr DAC

Velveteen (Peel), 2020
30.3 x 22 inch


Fernand Léger, Bonne pensée du matin, Print

Fernand Léger

Bonne pensée du matin, 1949
12.6 x 9.8 inch


Aurembaix Sabaté, Papallones-Pedra, Print

Aurembaix Sabaté

Papallones-Pedra, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Paul Insect, The ultimate journey (Blue), Print

Paul Insect

The ultimate journey (Blue), 2018
38.2 x 28 inch


George Braque, "Lettera Amorosa" : Le rapace, Print

George Braque

"Lettera Amorosa" : Le rapace, 1963
15 x 11 inch


Valerio Adami, The Flageolet, Print

Valerio Adami

The Flageolet, 1990
27.6 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Corneille, La venue de l’oiseau, Print


La venue de l’oiseau, 1999
20.5 x 26 inch


Cope2, Mta Throwie, Print


Mta Throwie, 2020
7.9 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Hervé Di Rosa, Boucherie, triperie, volaille, Print

Hervé Di Rosa

Boucherie, triperie, volaille, 2009
23.4 x 16.7 x 0.1 inch


Nora Ampova, Trump Ostrich, Print

Nora Ampova

Trump Ostrich, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch


Eduardo Arroyo, Servicio Secreto, Print

Eduardo Arroyo

Servicio Secreto, 1995
13 x 10 inch


Wifredo Lam, Demoiselle Blasonnée, Print

Wifredo Lam

Demoiselle Blasonnée, 1974
25.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Aiiroh, Spiderwoman, Print


Spiderwoman, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Luis Feito, Sin Título, Print

Luis Feito

Sin Título, 1974
29.9 x 22 inch


Nicola Simbari, On the Beach, Print

Nicola Simbari

On the Beach, 1977
28.3 x 39.1 x 0 inch


Richard Orlinski, Raw ! Yellow, Print

Richard Orlinski

Raw ! Yellow, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


John Matos Crash, Crash Black Set, Print

John Matos Crash

Crash Black Set, 2013
30 x 22 inch


Seth, Pionnier, Print


Pionnier, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Le CyKlop, Zoé, Print

Le CyKlop

Zoé, 2019
18.5 x 14.6 inch


Our recommendations Roamcouch, No More Wars, Print


No More Wars, 2017
17.7 x 17.7 inch


Antoine Graff, Monade Saint Valentin, Print

Antoine Graff

Monade Saint Valentin, 2021
17.7 x 13.8 x 2.4 inch


Luigi Montanarini, Ochre Composition, Print

Luigi Montanarini

Ochre Composition, 1970
13 x 9.3 x 0.1 inch


Afro Basaldella, Composition, Print

Afro Basaldella

Composition, 1955
18.9 x 26.4 x 0.1 inch


Gastone Breddo, Composition, Print

Gastone Breddo

Composition, 1961
25.8 x 18.5 x 0 inch


Martin Bradley, Morning Cockerel, Print

Martin Bradley

Morning Cockerel, 1997
28.7 x 20.9 inch


Joëlle Acoulon, Sans titre, 1/6/2021, Print

Joëlle Acoulon

Sans titre, 1/6/2021, 2021
29.5 x 25.2 inch


Gino Severini, Danseuse, Print

Gino Severini

Danseuse, 1957
25.8 x 15.6 x 0.1 inch


Kashink, Wanderlust, Print


Wanderlust, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 inch


Josep Guinovart Bertrán, Pájaeo y Tierra, Print

Josep Guinovart Bertrán

Pájaeo y Tierra, 1997
23.6 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch


Enrico Prampolini, Untitled, Print

Enrico Prampolini

Untitled, 1954
15.4 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch


Antonio Calderara, Green Stripes, Print

Antonio Calderara

Green Stripes, 1978
8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inch


Chris Ellis (Daze), Rush hour, Print

Chris Ellis (Daze)

Rush hour, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 inch


Gaetano Pompa, Boats, Print

Gaetano Pompa

Boats, 1970
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Yan Pei-Ming, The Chair, Print

Yan Pei-Ming

The Chair, 2014
23.2 x 16.5 x 0.1 inch


Toti Scialoja, A Shot in the Summer, Print

Toti Scialoja

A Shot in the Summer, 1980
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Gabriele de Santis, Manifesto 2017, Print

Gabriele de Santis

Manifesto 2017, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 inch


Gilles Barbier, Banana Head, Print

Gilles Barbier

Banana Head, 2018
29.5 x 41.3 inch


Pietro Carabellese, Catherine Wheel, Print

Pietro Carabellese

Catherine Wheel, 1970
25.4 x 18.3 x 0 inch


Raymond Poulet, Toluca, Print

Raymond Poulet

Toluca, 2017
18.9 x 22 x 0 inch


Antonio Corpora, Untitled, Print

Antonio Corpora

Untitled, 1970
25.2 x 19.3 x 0.1 inch


Cécile Jaunet, Enchanté de vous connaitre mon écho, Print

Cécile Jaunet

Enchanté de vous connaitre mon écho, 2019
11.8 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch


José Ramón Dìaz Alejandro, Totem Machine, Print

José Ramón Dìaz Alejandro

Totem Machine, 1980
21.7 x 16.1 x 0 inch


Le Oben, Abstract Landscape, Print

Le Oben

Abstract Landscape, 1970
22.4 x 26.8 x 0 inch


Ziegler T, La Couleur De Son Maître, Print

Ziegler T

La Couleur De Son Maître, 2019
29.9 x 22 inch


Antonio Starace, The Peasant, Print

Antonio Starace

The Peasant, 1970
25.6 x 18.5 x 0.1 inch


Sara Cao, Dung Beetles, Print

Sara Cao

Dung Beetles, 2013
25.6 x 19.7 inch


Alexis Gorodine, Fruits, Print

Alexis Gorodine

Fruits, 2011
19.7 x 25.6 inch


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

Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange)

Silverette, 2019
19.3 x 19.3 x 0 inch

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Pompeo Borra, Woman In Red, Print

Pompeo Borra

Woman In Red, 1973
13.1 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch


Giuseppe Zigaina, Untitled, Print

Giuseppe Zigaina

Untitled, 1970
9.4 x 13 x 0.1 inch


Alberto Di Fabio, Canoe, Olympic Games Beijing, Print

Alberto Di Fabio

Canoe, Olympic Games Beijing, 2008
37.2 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Luigi Boille, Al Ramy Al Khayt, Print

Luigi Boille

Al Ramy Al Khayt, 1970
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Fredy Lapenna, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Print

Fredy Lapenna

The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1990
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Dalek, Spacemonkey fine tuning, Print


Spacemonkey fine tuning, 2019
24 x 18.1 inch


Pietro Cascella, Shapes, Print

Pietro Cascella

Shapes, 1980
19.7 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Carlo Quattrucci, Turtle, Print

Carlo Quattrucci

Turtle, 1971
19.7 x 25.6 x 0 inch


ErriC, Another Dimension, Print


Another Dimension, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.1 inch


Marcello Ercole, Untitled, Print

Marcello Ercole

Untitled, 1970
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Simona Weller, Desert Landscape, Print

Simona Weller

Desert Landscape, 1970
25.2 x 18.9 x 0 inch


Mariana Laín, Botas rojas, Print

Mariana Laín

Botas rojas, 2001
18.3 x 12.8 inch


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