FAQ

Q: What is a "concept print"?

T. van Haastert, K. Haussler & Annie Chow

A: Where the artist using a printing process at hand, normally a computer and ink jet/laser jet printer, determines if an original scanned (by the artist) into the computer and printed is ready for the lithograph printing process, a limited quantity printing. The artist uses these concept prints to determine type of paper to use on the limited edition prints, by printing each process print on a specific type of paper, this in fact makes each more an original type print. Usually no more than five Concept Prints (number of prints is by the artist preference) are printed. Each concept print is numbered and signed by the artist and come with a “Certification of Authenticity”.

Q: What is the difference between a "press proof" and a "limited edition print"?

K. Anderson & J. and S. Saenz

 A: A number of press proof prints of the artwork before the limited edition run are considered for printing. These are usually the final review prints to be sure that the print meets the artist requirements and is a good representation of the original artwork. Normally no more than ten are run and signed by the artist at the printing press. (Number of prints is by the artist preference). Each Press Proof print is numbered and signed by the artist and come with a “Certification of Authenticity”.

A limited edition is where the lithograph prints are run on the press. A limited edition run can range from 50 up to a 1,000 prints (number of prints is by the artist preference). Each print is numbered and signed by the artist. Usually a certification of authenticity is given by the artist, which assures that no more than the quantity stated on the certification of that image will be run as an individual print. In all cases, the litho plates should be destroyed after the print run has been completed. Each Limited Edition print is numbered and signed by the artist and come with a “Certification of Authenticity”.

Q: What is the difference between an "original" and  a "concept print"?

Y. Rassie & A. Ellison

 A: An "original" is artwork that has been composed first hand by the artist and is not a print. "Concept prints" could be considered originals based on what the artist is trying to accomplish, but usually there is more then one print using the same paper or technique. Also see "What is a 'concept print'?" (above) for clarification.

Q: What is a serigraph?

G. Hawthrone

A: This is a reproduction of an original piece of art using the screen printing process to create the print. Depending on how the print is reproduced, usually by hand, by the artist in a limited quantity. Edition size is between 10 to 300 prints (number of prints is by the artist preference). are produced using this process. These types of prints are more of an individual almost original type print because of the nature of the process. Each Serigraph print is numbered and signed by the artist and come with a “Certification of Authenticity”.

Q: What technique was used to create the dog drawings?

T. Childes

A: They were drawn using a technique call pointillism or stippling. The artist draws the entire picture by laying down a series of small dots using either a rapidagarph or regular quill type pen. There are no solid lines used in the creation of  the artwork.


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