limited editions prints
Limited editions prints refer to a specific number of prints being produced, which allows them to maintain their unique qualities. Printing is often associated with mass production, so limiting the quantity of prints may come as a surprise. However, upon exploring a graphic artist's studio, it becomes clear that mass production is not the goal. Graphic art is a distinct form of artistic expression, offering the artist various means of communication beyond painting or drawing. The process begins with creating a matrix, from which multiple prints can be made. This results in limited editions prints. The artist determines the size of the print run, signing and numbering each print accordingly. For example, a buyer may own a print marked as 5/30, indicating it is the fifth print in a series of 30. Numerous printmaking and printing techniques exist, and I personally print my works in my studio using a graphic press. I prefer to keep my print editions short, typically limited to 30 pieces. The printing process possesses a certain enchantment, especially when the matrix produces the first print. This moment is the most exhilarating in graphic work. However, as the image is reproduced repeatedly, printing becomes a repetitive task. The desire to create new images outweighs the inclination to print the same motif in large quantities, so I make limited editions prints.Nevertheless, the aroma of inks and the feel of fine Fabriano graphic paper always provide a delightful experience. Graphic prints allow artists to share their work in multiple locations simultaneously, creating a sense of bilocation. This aspect is truly captivating.