Open Editions Prints can be reproduced as many times as you wish. The artist/photographer may also print on other media and use the work in other ways, such as a greeting card. Open editions sell for less than limited editions and probably won’t increase in value.
Limited Edition Prints are prints produced in limited numbers, which makes the image more valuable and even the prints will have a higher price than open editions. The number of prints may vary – from as few as 5 reproductions and up to 500. After this the artist is committed to make no other reproduction of that work.
The number in the edition is usually written by hand in pencil underneath the picture e.g.: 2/5 or 2 of 5. Limited editions are usually signed by the artist, which can help increase their value.
You don’t have to print every edition in one go. The number of prints in an edition is a promise that you won’t ever produce more than that amount in the future. You only need to print what you sell.
At Print Art, we will keep your original digital file and you can order prints on demand as you sell.