Making limited edition prints, Reading

Publishing Prints

Publishing prints offers artists multiple different approaches to reach collectors. Prints are a collectable art form in their own right, and, printed and published to the highest specifications, Limited Edition prints offer a desirable and exclusive opportunity to buy and collect art in a format which is more accessible to many collectors. Prints can be artworks in their own right. Alternatively, they can be a way of making originals created in other media available to wider audiences more affordably, which helps generate interest in the other aspects of an artist’s portfolio of work.

Our printing service

Our printing service

We offer artists a complete service for publishing prints, which includes the photography, re-touching and mastering of images for printing, plus creating the actual prints to the highest standards. If you are interested in having prints produced, using the finest pigments and archival paper stock, we can arrange this. A unique feature of our service is that we can arrange “print to order”, which means that you do not have to commit to the expenditure involved in printing a whole Limited Edition Print run at one time, but can order the prints as they are needed to supply clients. Their status as Limited Edition prints can be certified either by signing each individual print or with a Certificate of Authenticity. We can administer the register of the edition so that the status of the edition at any moment is known and arrange for despatch, framed or unframed to you or your client. Contact us for details of our costs and processes.

Our print quality

Our print quality

Prints are produced by the giclée process, that is to say, pigment ink on archival paper stock which is acid free, lignin free museum grade paper. Popular weights are 315gsm for matte finish cotton rag/watercolour paper and 320gsm for semi-gloss baryta type papers. The printers we work with have worked with artists such as David Hockney, Gilbert and George, David Bailey and many others. Our printers assure us that the process should have great longevity and integrity, as the combination of genuine manufacturers pigment on archival stock has been lightfastness rated at up to 200 years by a leading imaging research institute.