A limited print edition is a unique series of work from an artist. There will only ever be a certain number of prints created.
Print editions on Avant Arte
Limited-edition prints created in collaboration with leading contemporary artists. Exceptional quality, available for purchase online.
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Print edition insights
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So you found the perfect artwork. Now what? From classic to creative framing, with room for magic comes room for mistakes. We took five prints to a framing studio in East London to explore the possibilities on offer for the contemporary collector. Here's what we found out.
Quick guide to buying a limited print edition
Make sure you check the dimensions of the print before you buy. It’s worth considering in advance where you’ll want to hang it!
- Investing in framing goes a long way in terms of both protecting a print and presenting it beautifully. Our team is always on hand to answer questions – whether you choose to go with one of our provided framing options or would like to create a custom look with a local framer.
Be bold and creative in the way you display your prints! Mixing it up and playing with grouping, placement and scale in interesting ways can be really effective.
Prints and frames don't always need to match perfectly with your interiors. Have the confidence to create contrast.
Contemporary works can look really stunning in more traditional environments, for example. So can prints that are complimentary colours to your walls. Have fun with it!
Art you love
Trust your instincts. Buy prints for the simple reason that you love them! Art is an investment so make sure you love the piece and feel a personal connection to it.
Make sure you take the time to hang your print carefully. To create the most impact, the middle of the artwork should be hung at around eye-height.
- It's all in the presentation – framing is important, and so is lighting. Making sure a print is well lit can really help it come to life. Consider using spotlights, or even picture lights in more traditional settings.
Before you start unboxing and hanging your print, make sure you have the right tools and are proceeding with care. When you buy a print from Avant Arte, we provide special handling gloves with the edition – make sure you use them when touching the print or frame!
When handling a print, ensure that the paper never folds or bends. Avoid directly touching the printed surface.
Take the time to research and understand the chosen medium.
Printmaking has a long history involving both rich tradition and bold experimentation. Knowing exactly how your artwork is engaging with or breaking from this history can make the collecting experience even more exciting.
Make sure you safeguard the COA that comes with your print. This signed document ensures an extra level of verification and authenticity.
FAQs about print editions
Yes, 100%. Every artist we work with has a unique story to tell, and we represent these stories. To do this, we collaborate with our artists at each step of the process. Additionally, our artists review and approve the final editions before we print their work.
Most of our print editions come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by the artist. Additionally, the artist signs, marks or numbers each limited-print edition by hand, to further authenticate their work.
We mail finished work in a flat, wooden box that has been custom-built for your piece. Inside the package, you will find shipping labels and any necessary customs documents. If applicable, your package will contain the Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist.
Every order includes a pair of handling gloves. They help keep print editions free of dirt or fingerprints. Always take extra care when opening the package and unwrapping the print.
No. The copyright is not transferred to the purchaser of the edition.
Print editions at home
Art shouldn’t just live in a gallery, isolated and unseen. Art should be accessible – and we believe it can be. We empower collectors by working with top artists to create editions that are available for anyone to buy. We only work with master printers, so the quality of the work is always exceptional. When the print editions are ready, they’re sold online, available for collectors around the world to buy at fair prices.
By weaving art and life together, we can transform everyday spaces into profound experiences. Because life deserves more art, and art deserves more life. Our limited print editions, created in collaboration with incredible artists, aren’t simply a fusion of colour and texture. Our limited print editions tell stories. Our collectors decorate their homes with the perspective of artists, buying work that transports viewers into another world.