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.
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.
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?
09/01/2023We 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.
16/02/2023It may sound fancy, but this term simply refers to a popular printing technique used by painters, photographers and illustrators. Click to find out more.
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