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In its simplest form, a print is an impression made by any method involving transfer from one surface to another, usually using either a wooden or metal plate. Different from a straight reproduction, an original print is designed and often also printed by the artist themselves. Original prints are usually produced in small numbers and are usually numbered and signed by the artist.

The number of prints in a given edition produced by an artist impact the value. The smaller the edition, the rarer and therefore more valuable the print is.

Printmaking can often be a laborious process, especially if the color is introduced. There are also cases where prints can be quite large, which is also yields a more complex production process, which also contributes to value. A print purchased from a well-known print shop that works regularly with the artist can also add value.

As with paintings, drawings, and other fine and decorative artworks, the condition is an important factor in determining value. Since the majority of prints are works on paper, they are prone to staining, fading and creasing. If a print is in poor condition, it can negatively impact the value.

Another important factor for a print’s value is the presence or absence of an artist’s signature. If the print is hand-signed by the artist, the value likely increases. Many larger edition prints have printed or stamped signatures, which makes them more affordable.
 

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Prints consist an important type of fine art for beginner and acclaimed collectors alike. This category includes all prints from Albrecht Dürer to Keith Haring, mainly Old Masters, 19th century, Impressionist, Expressionist, Modern and Contemporary Prints. Since printing was invented c. 1440, various techniques were developed such as lithography, screen-print, aquarelle, woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, monotype, digital print and transfer. With their affordable prices, new collectors can get a taste of owning works by famous maestros like Matisse and even Picasso, making prints very popular at auctions. If you want to find prints appraisal, fill out our form and send us detailed photographs of your prints, including the artist signature and series numbers.

Prints FAQ

If I submit art print for appraisal, am I obligated to sell the print collection?

No! We will only appraise your print but can help you find the right auction house to sell your prints

Are there any hidden costs or fees with an online print appraisal?

No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your print collection

When will I get my online print appraisal?

We guarantee your print appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.

Can I ask the specialist a question about the value of rare prints?

Our print experts are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of rare prints

Can you appraise any prints?

We offer you the chance to get an expert to review your rare prints online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results

What happens after I receive the print appraisal?

You then have an experts opinion on the value of your rare prints and a description from an expert

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