FAQs

1. What is an original print (lithograph, serigraph/silkscreen print, etching, engraving, linocut, woodblock)?

    The artist, or print master creates the print of the original artwork. Several factors makes it an original print:
    The artist is involved
    The artist is alive during that time period

    2. The term vintage print is a loose term. Typically, these are old prints from the original artwork, photography, or drawing.?

    It is when the artist is not involved in the printmaking process, For example, if the artist is not alive, the printer needs permission by their estate. In addition, it's used when there is an unknown print date. However, it is clear it is an old print. Some tell signs of a vintage prints (before 1990) :

    • 1. The paper. 
    • 2. If you see browning around the borders.
    • 3. When you see foxing ( brown small dots ), thick amount of dust, and or dirt

    3. These are some of the methods I used when no dates are presents, or when I am unable to find any public records, and no auction data is available.

    4. Wholesale availability? Yes, Contact us for more information Link 


    5. On Miami Cuban Link Gold Chain/Necklaces Only at this time. Any Size, I will make a custom listing.?

     Depends on what gold is trading at, as of 3/2018, I can do 


    1. 15000 to 20000 $35 a gram
    2. 20000 to 25000 $34 a gram
    3. Anything over contact me for pricing

     

    6. Wholesale is also available on all items with purchases over $1500, Just ask. Since it just me, ask for photos. I have thousands of vintage and antiques that are not listed. The majority of the items is art and picture frames.

    7. What is an original print (lithograph, serigraph/silkscreen print, etching, engraving, linocut, woodblock) ?

    These are authorized and authentic reproductions by the artist, or print master creates the print of the original artwork. Several factors makes it an original print


    8. Is the Artist involved,?

    Yes, for the originals, in most cases, he or she is alive during that time period .

     

    9. What is an vintage print?

    The term vintage print is a loose term. Typically, these are old prints from the original artwork, photography, or drawing.

    It is when the artist is not involved in the printmaking process, For example, if the artist is not alive, the printer needs permission by their estate. Therefore, making these are authorized and authentic reproduction. In addition, it's used when there is an unknown print date. However, it is clear it is an old print. Some tell signs of a vintage prints (before 1990) :

    • The paper. 
    • If you see browning around the borders.
    •  When you see foxing ( brown small dots ), thick amount of dust, and or dirt

    10. 100% Customer Satisfaction 

    We are committed to quality products and your satisfaction. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days of receipt and receive a free replacement or a full refund for the price of the product.

    11. Art Print?

    An offset lithography print can be seen in your everyday magazine. These prints we offer are rich and full of color a gives the artwork its lifelike appearance. 

    12. What is a publishers proof?

    A publisher’s proof (PP) has a limited run by the printer/master printer. 
    In some cases, they can add more value to a print, or just the same as a artist proof (AP).
    Publisher proof edition sizes are very small runs; normally between 10 to 20 runs.
    They are not always numbered or dated. Here is one example 1/5 PP

    13. Who is New York Graphic Society?

    New York Graphic Society (NYGS) was a publishing company owned and started by Anton Friedrich Schütz in 1925. He was a German-American artist known for his etchings.

    Collotypes, Serigraphs, Lithograph, and etc, are in fact reproductions. NYGS was known for printing and publishing the highest quality reproductions. They have had been quoted as being "the closes to the paintings," from many buyers and collectors.

    They are museum prints, or the artist approved the plates, and the artist approved the proofs as well. 

    These are not reproductions of today. As many people say, "they don't make them like they used too." These are high quality and rare works of art. The 
    reproductions have had the greatest minds in art and printing work on them.

    14. Why are some print dates, painting dates, and other information not available for the artist?

    The obtain this information is time consuming, costly, and tedious. Thanks to the united state copyright registry has made all copyright documents available online for public reviewing. However, the est. completion date ( from the last time I checked ) is 2020. This makes it easier for authentication. If the information is missing we was unable to obtain it from there database as of yet.

    15. What does after the artist mean ?

    The work was made by another artist, based on an original work by the named artist.

    16. What does In the manner of mean?

    The work is done in the manner of the named artist but after their death.

    17 What does in His circle mean?

    The work was made by another artist but during the lifetime of the named artist.

    18. What does a Replica mean?

    The artist him/herself made this work as a replica of their own, previous original.

    19. What does Attributed to the artist mean ?

    This is an original work, but is not prepared to guarantee this.

    20. What does in His studio mean?

    The work was made in the artist's studio and possibly under their supervision.

    21. What does Follower of mean ?

    The work was done in the manner of the named artist, during their lifetime or later.

    22. What does OOP mean ?

    The is the abbreviation for "out of print." The publishing company is not running any more editions. This could be for many reasons.

    23. Do we offer shipping artwork flat instead of rolled?

    Yes, went it is requested

    24. What is Photochrom, Photochrome, Fotochrome?

    It is a process that takes a black and white photographic negative and transfers the image to either a screen, stone, or metal plate to produce a color photo-lithograph. A few variants can be chromolithograph, stone lithograph, and offset lithograph. This is a technique founded in Great Britain in the early 1800s.

    25. Disclaimer for items purchased?

    These are vintage/old prints) condition may vary from fair to very good Please contact seller with any concerns, prior to purchase at the time of purchase or once you receive the item if there are any concerns email me

    26. What is a Rotogravure-Héliogravure-Heliogravure?

    It is the oldest procedure for reproducing photographic images, invented by Joseph Nicéphore Niepce.
    There are 2 steps, photochemical procedure that create the intaglio surface, the photographic image is fixed and etched to a prepared copper plate. The image is printed onto dampened etching paper using special inks ( traditional method)
    The transitions from light to dark are modulated. Even when examined under a magnifying glass, a héliogravure betrays no screen pattern, unlike images printed using industrial methods such as offset, letterpress or rotogravure.
    Héliogravure is in the same family of intaglio printing techniques as engraving, etching and aquatint. Héliogravure is considered an original, and its value is accordingly assured

    27. What is Photogravure?

    Its a very high quality and rare photographic printing process for art, also know as gravure.

    28. Who is SPADEM?

    They are the Société de la Propriété Artistique et des Dessins et Modules. SPADEM is a copyright protection and collection society in France formed by visual artists and their heirs. The organization defends the legal rights of artists, ensuring that they receive the credit and profit due to them from the sale and distribution of their works.

    29. What is a Collotype?

    A collotype, also called Photocollography, is a photomechanical printing process that gives accurate high quailty reproduction because no halftone screen is employed to break the images into dots.

    30. Who is Shorewood Press Publishers ?

    In the mid 1900s, Samuel Shorewood worked with the great artists and museums of the world publishing hand-signed limited edition lithographs, unsigned lithographs, Fine Art reference catalogs, and Fine Art books. Including the artists Dali, Picasso and Chagall.

    31. A poster print is NOT a lithograph, gravure serigraph and etc?

    A lithograph is a painstakingly chemical process. They are highely collectable and superior to a basic poster print.

    There are different types of lithographs and gravures. In Addition, they are also collotypes, etchings, engravings, serigraph, linocuts, etc

    Scott Lane from Colson Art Printing gives a fair non'bias explanation between a lithograph and giclee

    Link

    Disclaimer: I am not endorsed by Colson Art Printing. They gave the best visual example

    32. Things to know about a fine art reproduction?

    Fine art prints art doctumented in the catalogue ( some examples: U.S. Trademark, SPADEM,FCA,FAA,SPADEM,ADAGP, UNESCO) in the country where the artist lived. 

    Compare the measurements documented image ( ask the seller to provide the image size, "there are times I am lazy and I only put the paper/sheet size." 

    A good book is Goethe's to compare size, platemark, price and provenance. 

    Again, lithographs, silkscreens and woodcuts are usually measured by the image size itself (or by the total size of the sheet/paper if there are no margins).

    Heliogravure, photogravure, typogravure or collotype reproductions are often reproduced in a size smaller than the original, these are more valuable then lithographs and giclee

    33. How do we Price?

    Answers the questions, I can't see myself paying $375 for a reproduction? Millions of people been doing it for over 55 years. It is 

    a consistent trend......

    Pricing is based on [(retail) ~ year of production (inflation)] +/- condition × rareity = price

    Example: reproduction in 1966 sold wholesaled at $18 retail $30
    [$250] very good +50 = 300 x .25 (slightly) =
    $375

    We have publishers price sheets of how much the reproductions sold to market in that given year. Therefore, if a item sold for $12 In 1930, it does not sell for $12. There are inflation calculators apps and on the web. 

    Some pieces may be more or less: due to out dated copyrights (mass print on demand, availability, and recently sold)

    34. How to find information about an artist artwork for authentication ?

    Auction houses, galleries, collectors, and the public has access to the Catalogues raisonnés — it is free. It gives a scholarly compilations of an artist's body of work. The limitation is that it is only updated up to the 1980s.  

    35. What is Artist's Resale Right?

    This are royals paid to a artist whom is entitles to their works being used or resold by the involvement of an auction house, gallery or dealer for 1,000 pounds or more..

    As of 1 January 2012, the Right in the UK was extended to cover sales of work by deceased artists still in copyright, which means that beneficiaries and heirs can now benefit. In the UK, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death, to the end of that calendar year. *

    This is the most significant new right for visual artists and their heirs in recent times, giving them an ongoing stake in the value of the artist's work.*

    Refer to for more imformation Society, Design & Artists Copyright.

    *Society, Design & Artists Copyright. “Frequently Asked Questions.” DACS - Art Market Professionals - FAQs, www.dacs.org.uk/for-art-market-professionals/frequently-asked-questions#FAQ. What is Artist's Resale Right?

    36. What is the different between POD, giclee, a print, and lithograph. Why, is a lithograph better ( as per shorewood prints )