The Difference Between Open and Limited Edition Prints

For those of you wondering what the difference is in a signed limited edition and an open edition, here’s the difference.:

Signed Limited Editions are printed only using the finest pigment inks, using 8-11 different colours on acid-free rag heavyweight art papers. If treated correctly will last into three figures of years. The are limited to a certain number of prints of an size on any medium, so an A3 print and a six foot high canvas would count as two editions. Earlier editions are generally cheaper and the later more expensive. They come with signed Certificates of Authenticity directly from the photographer upon proof of purchase. Bespoke commissions can be made to exact sizes and on particular materials.

Open edition prints are printed with dye based inks on normal high quality photo paper, they are not individually signed and last less long without a shift in colour tonality or contrast. They are available in smaller sizes and as posters.

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