Behind the scenes: printing our art

We’re proud of the art we create, so we’re welcoming you inside to see how it’s made. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about our limited edition art, you can find out more in our Q&A section or contact us to speak to an art consultant.

It all starts with the original artwork. Whether it’s a portrait, landscape or abstract creation, a team of skilled printmakers match the colours by eye to keep it as faithful to the original piece as possible.

The image is printed onto high-quality UK-manufactured canvases or paper using 12 Canon ink colours, capturing a spectacular spectrum of hues. Once dry, the artworks are hand-embellished by our specialist atelier team, making each one unique. After this, they are mounted, glazed and framed by hand. You can find out more about this here

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Making each piece special

Let’s take Paul Kenton as an example. For his aluminium prints, the images are printed using a flatbed printing machine and ultraviolet inks – with bright lamps to cure the ink. After two layers of white ink, a final strike of colour is added before the intricate details are picked out by hand.

For Bob Barker, each limited edition print is hand-finished with a paintbrush to add shadows and depth. The 3D floral canvasses of Scarlett Raven are hand-embellished to add a tactile dimension. 

What does limited edition mean?

Limited edition art is a translation of an original piece. There will only ever be a certain number of prints produced, retaining the value of the work over time. Each artwork is numbered and hand-signed by the artist.

For an instance, an artwork might have an edition number of 95, which means that only 95 of these prints exist in the world. We think that's pretty special, don't you? 

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From the blog

All about silkscreens

09/01/2019

We take you through the centuries-old process, which is used by Pop Art pioneer James Francis Gill and for the songwriter and artist Bob Dylan’s iconic collection, The Beaten Path.

What is a giclée?

16/04/2019

It may sound fancy, but this term simply refers to a popular printing technique used by painters, photographers and illustrators. Click to find out more.

Experience our art on YouTube

12/08/2020

You can view our art from the comfort of your own home with our new YouTube playlists! Which video will you watch first?

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