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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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Vuk Vidor, French Art History (A), Print

Vuk Vidor

French Art History (A), 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$492

Max Papart, Trapèze volant, Print

Max Papart

Trapèze volant, 1992
36.2 x 30.3 inch
Print

$677

Moolinex, Inculte futur, Print

Moolinex

Inculte futur, 2020
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.2 inch
Print

$308

Thibault Laget-Ro, Renaissance, Print

Thibault Laget-Ro

Renaissance, 2009
36.2 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$431

Ghislaine Ferreira, Loup 7, Print

Ghislaine Ferreira

Loup 7, 2019
11.8 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Print

$615

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
Print

$123

Yuichi Yokoyama, Sans Titre, Print

Yuichi Yokoyama

Sans Titre, 2018
16.5 x 12.2 inch
Print

$308

Winshluss, Over the Rainbow, Print

Winshluss

Over the Rainbow, 2018
47.2 x 31.5 inch
Print

$1,846

Thomas Ott, Der Kaiser, Print

Thomas Ott

Der Kaiser, 2018
16.1 x 13.8 inch
Print

$308

Kashink, "La" Grand-Père, Print

Kashink

"La" Grand-Père, 2019
18.5 x 14.6 inch
Print

$172

Our recommendations Damien Poulain, Love / Bois, Print

Damien Poulain

Love / Bois, 2019
12.6 x 9.4 inch
Print

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Lek, Estampe 1, Print

Lek

Estampe 1, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Print

$111

Niels Meulman (Shoe), Unambidextrous Shoe (Blue & Metallic Brown Edition), Print

Niels Meulman (Shoe)

Unambidextrous Shoe (Blue & Metallic Brown Edition), 2019
43.7 x 30.3 inch
Print

$522

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

Jérôme Lagarrigue

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

$1,231

Odilon Redon, Pégase Captif 1889 / Captive Pegasus 1889, Print

Odilon Redon

Pégase Captif 1889 / Captive Pegasus 1889, 2018
26.2 x 22.4 inch
Print

$646

Karel Appel, Can we dance a landscape, Print

Karel Appel

Can we dance a landscape, 1980
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Print

$1,268

Agathe Singer, Un jardin d'hiver, Print

Agathe Singer

Un jardin d'hiver, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$98

Hernan Bas, The Signalmen, Print

Hernan Bas

The Signalmen, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$443

Peter Halley, Stop Word, Print

Peter Halley

Stop Word, 2015
29.3 x 28.9 inch
Print

$4,308

Helen Frankenthaler, Parets, Print

Helen Frankenthaler

Parets, 1987
50.8 x 37.8 inch
Print

$13,539

A.R. Penck, Kontrolle, Print

A.R. Penck

Kontrolle, 1991
41.7 x 29.9 inch
Print

$2,080

Jean Hélion, Force de la mer I, Print

Jean Hélion

Force de la mer I, 1965
15 x 20.9 inch
Print

$431

Maurice Douard, Mur 18, Print

Maurice Douard

Mur 18, 2020
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,723

Eugenia Jaeger, Art laboratory #2, Print

Eugenia Jaeger

Art laboratory #2, 2021
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$492

Stéphan Art, Ayumi II, Print

Stéphan Art

Ayumi II, 2020
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Print

$1,083

Sonia Alins, Hacia el Fondo del Mar, Print

Sonia Alins

Hacia el Fondo del Mar, 2020
19.5 x 39.4 x 0.1 inch
Print

$308

Shen Jingdong, Sans titre, Print

Shen Jingdong

Sans titre, 2010
29.5 x 21.7 inch
Print

$1,108

Rody Iliesco, Bal au Moulin de la Galette, hommage à Renoir et Toulouse-Lautrec, Print

Rody Iliesco

Bal au Moulin de la Galette, hommage à Renoir et Toulouse-Lautrec, 2013
25.2 x 31.1 x 0.4 inch
Print

$529

Jonas Wood, Clipping, Print

Jonas Wood

Clipping, 2017
51 x 51 inch
Print

$2,826

David De la Mano, Stateless (Beige Edition), Print

David De la Mano

Stateless (Beige Edition), 2018
35 x 26.8 inch
Print

$420

Antonio Ballester Moreno, Triángulos, Print

Antonio Ballester Moreno

Triángulos, 2013
9.4 x 22.8 inch
Print

$985

Rafael Sliks, Julie I, Print

Rafael Sliks

Julie I, 2017
39.4 x 28 inch
Print

$601

Farhad Moshiri, Indian Boy in the Spot Light, Print

Farhad Moshiri

Indian Boy in the Spot Light, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$443

Gianni Motti, Moneybox, Print

Gianni Motti

Moneybox, 2013
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$443

Bruno Timmermans, Maori +, Print

Bruno Timmermans

Maori +, 2015
35.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$185

Richard Texier, Ambourg Bay, Print

Richard Texier

Ambourg Bay, 2006
19.7 x 14.2 inch
Print

$615

Clara Castagné, Paris, Print

Clara Castagné

Paris, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$148

Philippe Pasqua, Sans Titre, Print

Philippe Pasqua

Sans Titre, 2010
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$739

Zhana Mitkova, Flamingos, Print

Zhana Mitkova

Flamingos, 2020
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Print

$135

Pesh, Sans titre, Print

Pesh

Sans titre, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$185

Eudes Menichetti, Ha Bleu Cobalt, Print

Eudes Menichetti

Ha Bleu Cobalt, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$369

Myriam Baudin, Miss Earth, Print

Myriam Baudin

Miss Earth, 2009
36.2 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$554

Jesús Perea, M420, Print

Jesús Perea

M420, 2018
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,811

James Jean, The Editor Night Mode, Print

James Jean

The Editor Night Mode, 2020
27.8 x 21.5 x 0 inch
Print

$2,326

Enrico Baj, Dame fleur, Print

Enrico Baj

Dame fleur, 1977
26.2 x 20.9 x 0.1 inch
Print

$401

Nef, Dual Road, Print

Nef

Dual Road, 2018
8.2 x 11.8 x 0 inch
Print

$49

Lady Pink, Team Work, Print

Lady Pink

Team Work, 2018
21 x 24 inch
Print

$308

Georges Seurat, Nu Assis / Seated Nude, 1883, Print

Georges Seurat

Nu Assis / Seated Nude, 1883, 2019
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$732

Anne Russinof, Ribs 12, Print

Anne Russinof

Ribs 12, 2017
18.1 x 16.1 inch
Print

$2,029

Éric Lambé, 19m2, Print

Éric Lambé

19m2, 2017
17.1 x 16.1 inch
Print

$308

Stéphane Blanquet, Régulateur Altéré, Print

Stéphane Blanquet

Régulateur Altéré, 2016
24.8 x 37.2 inch
Print

$862

Yuki Onodera, Annular Eclipse_Cock, Print

Yuki Onodera

Annular Eclipse_Cock, 2007
91.7 x 59.8 x 0 inch
Print

$24,617

Levalet & Zenoy, Collaboration - Levalet/Zenoy - Pandore, Print

Levalet & Zenoy

Collaboration - Levalet/Zenoy - Pandore, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$554

Ivan Messac, Prince, Print

Ivan Messac

Prince, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$246

Jill Moser, Randy’s Reach, Print

Jill Moser

Randy’s Reach, 2004
16 x 22 inch
Print

$2,101

Enrique Marin, Rendez-vous à Valparaiso, Print

Enrique Marin

Rendez-vous à Valparaiso, 1989
36.2 x 29.9 inch
Print

$739

Our recommendations Adrian Falkner, Rainbow Hand, Print

Adrian Falkner

Rainbow Hand, 2018
15.4 x 11.4 inch
Print

$507

Yves Hayat, Idées noires, Print

Yves Hayat

Idées noires, 2014
7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inch
Print

$1,354

Noémie Cédille, La cabane dans la jungle, Print

Noémie Cédille

La cabane dans la jungle, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$49

Antoni Clavé, Relleus i signes, Print

Antoni Clavé

Relleus i signes, 1972
22.6 x 30.5 inch
Print

$1,489

Alfons Borrell, Espais 3, Print

Alfons Borrell

Espais 3, 1990
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$554

Our recommendations Michael Bastow, Nu Féminin / Female Nude, Print

Michael Bastow

Nu Féminin / Female Nude, 1991
25.6 x 36.2 inch
Print

$609

Henri Goetz, Sans titre I, Print

Henri Goetz

Sans titre I, 1980
10.2 x 7.5 inch
Print

$308

René Magritte, Le Plagiat, Print

René Magritte

Le Plagiat, 2010
11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
Print

$480

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