Choosing Between Limited Edition and Open Edition
The limited edition
A limited edition of a fine art photograph refers to a limited number of copies of the artwork. In my case, this number is limited to 3 regardless of the size of the art print.
Buying a limited edition fine art print is a guarantee for you to have the best possible quality for the print of the photo. The paper used is usually of a higher quality. A limited-edition art print, even if you have a crush, is an investment. Its value will increase over time.
Often you will see limited editions of 1000 or even 5000 copies. In this case, they are no longer art prints. The law requires that to be an art print, it must be limited to no more than 30 copies. The fact that I guarantee 3 is a real guarantee of quality for you.
In accordance with the law, all my limited edition art prints include :
- The number of the photo in the series.
- My signature.
- The title of the photo.
- A dry stamp composed of a forgery-proof hologram.
Each print is accompanied by its certificate of authenticity signed and written by me.
As the photos are printed with a digital printer, for each photo, I specify :
- The printing technique used.
- The brand and model of the printer.
- The name of the associated ink technology.
- The name and brand of the paper.
- The certificate is often marked with a dry stamp by its publisher, sometimes by that of a professional laboratory if it carried out the print.
The Open Edition Also Named Not Limited Edition
Unlike a limited edition, an open edition or non-limited edition has no limit on the number of art photos that can be created and is reprinted according to demand.
These fine art photos usually have a fixed price and do not gain much value over the years.
However, open editions are usually much more affordable. In this case, you are not planning to make an investment. You don't plan to resell the photo art in the future.