Fine art limited edition prints have been standard in printmaking since the nineteenth century. Today limited editions can be found in as many as two or 2500. Given today’s art market, smaller editions are more common, as it is assumed the lower the number in the edition, the more valuable and collectable the limited editions are likely to be, the market price can rise over time if demand outstrips supply. Fine art photography limited edition prints are usually signed and numbered by the artist. The Fine Art Trade Guild print standard sets a maximum edition size of 850 and when fine art prints are registered with the Fine Art Trade Guild the publisher signs a legally binding declaration stating the extent of the limited edition print run
Limited editions should be distinguished from the original, they should be carefully produced directly from the original work and printed under the artist’s supervision. This is a distinction needed to separate them from mass produced offset prints. As prints are called off (sold) against the edition, it is the publisher’s responsibility to log print sales and monitor the balance of the edition still available. In some cases, when an edition is sold out the production file and all proofing files for that print are destroyed to ensure the integrity of the edition
All davidt fine art photography limited edition Giclée prints are printed on Hahnemühle fine art papers.
All fine art photography editions are hand signed and dated with the edition number directly onto the fine art print and supplied with Certificates of Authenticity detailing the type of paper, date printed and number in the edition
Editions are limited to between 5 and 50. See individual items for details