Whether for starting to buy art or for diversifying a collection, limited edition prints are a great way to acquire original and important art at an affordable price. A print is a work of art made in multiple identical impressions, created through a transfer process. There are many different printing techniques, but the four most widely known types of prints are woodcut, etching, lithography and screenprint. Whilst prints are mostly works on paper, they can also be printed on fabric, metal, wood or other materials. If the number of prints from a single plate of printing surface is restriced to a specified number, they are considered limited edition prints. The edition size can either be dictated by the technique or be restricted and defined by the artist and printmaker. In either case the printing surface is typically destroyed after the printing process has been completed.
Although differing from unique artworks, limited edition prints are nonetheless regarded as an art form in its own right, clearly distinguishing themselves from reproductions. Artists make prints for a variety of reasons. Some are interested in specific technical possibilities, or are drawn to a print’s potential to document each stage of a creative process. Others produce prints to make their art more accessible to a wider audience, or to provide financial support to cultural institutions.
“Among the many sectors of the art market, prints may be especially well suited to being presented, appreciated, and acquired online. The works, broadly speaking, are two-dimensional and translate well on-screen. Prices also tend to be more affordable—six-digit Dürers notwithstanding—and, for the housebound and data-obsessed collector, there’s plenty of research available for perusal.” – Benjamin Sutton, Artsy, Mai 22, 2020
Buy limited edition prints online. Catering art collectors from around the globe, MLTPL focusses on the specific needs of online buyers: transparent pricing, accurate condition reports, professional packaging and quick shipping.
MLTPL ships worldwide. We focus on professional packaging and fully traceable shipping. Where possible, we ship our limited edition prints flat between fiberboards and two layers of solid cardboard. We aim to dispatch in under 5 days.
All shipped limited edition prints are covered by our door-to-door transport insurance. In the unlikely event of physical damage or loss, the artwork will therefore be fully insured.
When buying limited edition prints online, the artwork’s condition and its truthful description are key. We follow a rigorous standard when selecting new artworks for our collector base, whilst providing accurate condition reports and high-resolution images.