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Posters as Art

Posters as Art

Jack Pumphrey, a long-time artist on the site, sent out an interesting newsletter from his site this week titled “Posters as Art”. We liked it and thought others would enjoy it too so we asked Jack if we could post it here. Thanks Jack!

Posters as Art, by Jack Pumphrey

Posters are art, too
Do you know the difference between an open edition fine art print and an art poster?

An open edition fine art print is not identified on the print; anywhere.

An open edition fine art print that’s identified with a title is a poster.

OK, what’s an “Open Edition”?
………….art reproductions that don’t have a pre-determined number of prints in any given print run.

What about limited editions?
…………….That’s when an artist orders an exact amount of prints, usually under his/her supervision and when that number is reached he/she orders the press stopped and discards any prints that do not meet the expectations of the artist. Those that don’t are tossed and “overs” are held back as “Artists Proofs”.

Are print runs like this called “Signed & Numbered”
………………Not until the artist inspects every print and then when satisfied with the quality, signs it in pencil with a slash mark between the print number and the number of prints ordered…….55/250

 

The desirability/value level of artist prints in their order of importance is:

  1. Signed/numbered/limited edition re-marquee
  2. Artist Embellished
  3. Signed/numbered/limited edition Artist proof
  4. Signed/numbered/limited edition
  5. Open edition
  6. Giclee artist print
  7. Print on demand

 

It doesn’t stop here; there is the multitude of methods of printing, such as:

  1. Litho stone/wet-stone
  2. Hand-pulled wet press
  3. Etched copper, hand set type
  4. Wet ink screen printing
  5. Hand etched copper, pressure pulled
  6. Lithography, single color
  7. Lithography, multi-colored
  8. Laser etched on wood, metal, crystal, acrylic & granite
  9. Digital, print on demand
  10. Art prints from Fine Arts America, a terrific value based on quality and inspection control.

 

If you would like a detailed accounting of all of the types of artist prints available please contact me and I’ll dazzle you with my expertise…………..er, I’ll mail you a sheet that’s up to date or, Google printing methods.

Jack Pumphrey
Artist & Printing consultant
www.jackpumphreyarts.com

Top 10 pages viewed for August 2013

Top 10 pages viewed for August 2013

Below are the top 10 pages viewed and the top 10 landing pages for August 2013. We thought we would share this information with you(artists) to give you insight on what visitors are seeing the most and what they are looking for when they come to the site. Remember this is a snapshot of time for the month of August. These results will vary from month to month.

Top 10 Pages Viewed

  1. Home Page
  2. Member Index
  3. Member Activity
  4. Silhouette History Series Continued
  5. Classic Car
  6. Muscle Car
  7. Hot Rod and Custom Car
  8. Metal Art Prints
  9. Cartoon
  10. About Us



Top Landing Pages – Landing pages are the pages visitors come to us by clicking a link on another site or search result.

  1. Silhouette History Series Continued
  2. Radu Muntean
  3. Brian Martinowsky
  4. Rat Rod Trike
  5. Vince Crain
  6. Member Activity
  7. Wayne Stadler
  8. 1950 Chevrolet Pickup Watercolor Painting
  9. Alan Scott Greene
  10. Michel Verrando