An Introduction to Art Prints
If you’re considering getting some new art prints to decorate your walls and enhance your home environment, there are a few things you should know first. First of all, art prints and photographic prints differ drastically in their manufacturing process and materials. This article will go over these differences so you can make an informed decision when making your next art print or photograph purchase. Let’s start with the basics.
There are essentially two types of art prints available on the art print market today: standard and limited edition prints. The only difference is that Art Prints usually is pressed onto premium high-quality canvas with a protective coating applied, whereas Photographic Prints usually are available as a glossy photograph on a glossy silver or gold plated frame. While Art Prints consist of a solid white border around the image, Photographic Prints usually have a black border around the photograph. Also, while most Art Prints have a limited edition printed number, a Photographic Print has no printing limit.
Now that we’ve gone over the major difference between the two most common types of prints, let’s discuss some of the benefits and differences of each. Standard art prints are typically offered at a very inexpensive price point and for good reason: they’re museum-quality materials that are well-made and ready to hang on your wall. Limited edition prints, on the other hand, are printed with even more care and precision than standard prints because they’re produced using even higher quality materials, which makes each print unique and desirable to collectors and dealers alike. These types of prints generally cost quite a bit more than standard or limited edition prints, but they also have that distinct sense of quality that adds value to the work of the artist who created it.
The only real benefit of owning an art print is if you want to use it in place of an original piece of artwork that was displayed in your home or in a museum. If you want to copy an oil painting or a portrait, then buying a reproduction is the way to go, simply because the reproduction is a near exact replica of the original work. However, if you’re looking for a canvas to hang up on your wall, then an art print is the way to go.
There are a lot of reasons to own a reproduction, however. Many dealers offer them as a convenient option to display their art collections and because they are so reasonably priced, most people can afford to add a few reproductions to their home. They are great for showcasing a favorite hobby or collection, whether it’s collecting old coins or sports memorabilia, or displaying current art pieces. Some dealers offer custom options so that you can create a customized look with one of their art prints; this is a great way to create a unique collage that showcases your personal taste.
When searching for art prints to purchase, it’s important to know what to look for in order to get the best piece. The condition of the reproduction is just as important as the artist who created it. A poorly preserved reproduction will not be representative of the artist’s work and should be avoided. Look for a dealer that offers a good guarantee, because there is no way to return these reproductions if you are not satisfied with the results. You should also search for affordable prices that fit well within your budget. Art reproductions are a great way to add value to your home and a nice way to decorate with original art pieces.