96 Editions - Whether new to buying limited edition artwork prints or already an art collector, 96 Editions have put this little FAQ together to help answer some questions that you might have.

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Whether new to buying limited edition artwork prints or already an art collector, we've put this little FAQ together to help answer some questions that you might have:

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I'm buying artwork as an investment and require provenance, do the pieces come with any certification of authenticity?

In addition to our editions being stamped, signed and numbered by the artist and 96 Editions, they are shipped with a certificate of authenticity which is also stamped, signed and numbered.

96 Editions prints are described as 'archival' or 'giclée'. How is this defined and what are your production processes?

Giclée (French: 'Squirt') refers to the process of applying the ink to the paper by the printer. When defining an archival print, you have to take two factors into account: the paper and the ink. As standard, we use Hahnemühle papers, which offer a life expectancy of several hundred years. Unless otherwise stated, all of our digital prints are produced with museum grade pigment-based inks, rated for up to 200 years display permanance by HP Image Permanence Lab and Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc.

How are the prints packaged for safe delivery?

Editions are carefully rolled with acid free craft paper and shipped and sealed in a reinforced card postage tubes. We use recorded and signed for courier services to ensure safe delivery, you will receive a tracking reference when the artwork is dispatched.

What is the best way to flatten rolled prints?

You should allow the rolled print to flatten naturally, remove it from the postage tube and allow the paper to relax on a clean, flat and dry surface, away from direct sunlight. Never try to reverse roll!

Do you have any tips for looking after my artwork?
  • Handle the artwork with clean and dry hands (use dust gloves if you have any).
  • If you are going to mount/frame the artwork, we recommend that you allow a professional to do this for you. Some mounting materials might have acidic properties which could damage the artwork over time. A professional framer will have a stock of acid free materials that will ensure that your artwork enjoys a long and undamaged life. Wherever possible we also advise that you use 'Museum Glass', this is a high quality anti-reflective and UV protective glass for artwork.
What is 'deckled edge' paper?

Deckled edge paper has a feathered edge or torn appearince, in contrast with cut paper - we think it adds a beautiful dimension to some pieces. Prior to the 19th century, the deckle edge was unavoidable, a natural artifact of the paper making process. We will always specify paper weight, texture, type and any finishes such as deckled edges on the artwork description.

Some artwork descriptions mention an 'artist embelishment', what does this mean?

To individualise the artwork, our artists will often embelish each edition. This might involve sketching or painting over the art print, adding a layer of original artwork. Where editions are embelished, there will be a common approach to the hand detailing. While each editon is unique, there will only be a subtle variation, so the piece you buy will not be vastly different from the pictures you see on our website.

Can I see 96 Editions artwork exhibited anywhere?

We predominantly run as an online only gallery, but we enjoy exhibiting as a pop-up gallery whenever and wherever possible. For information on forthcoming pop-up exhibitions, please keep an eye on our art blog / facebook page / twitter / instagram or sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page. If you are an event organiser and have exhibition opportunities, please contact us here.

On occasion we are happy to show the work to prospective customers in our studio in Newcastle upon Tyne. To enquire about a viewing, please contact us here.

I'm an artist, can I send my work to you?

We would love to receive your work by POST ONLY and if we really really love it we will contact you. Due to the high volume of portfolios we receive we can’t respond to everyone but we're always very grateful for everything that you send.

Our postal address:
96 Editions, 4th Floor Sunco House, 5 Carliol Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UF


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