What Is A Limited Edition Print?

What is a limited edition print? In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time. Most artists produce only limited editions, normally signed by the artist and numbered (eg 5/50) to show the specific print number and the total edition size. With limited edition work there will only ever be a certain number of prints produced and once they are sold, they’re gone!

Metro Imaging was one of the first UK photo imaging companies to introduce a Bespoke Limited Edition Print Service for photographers and artists. The demand for limited edition runs of prints is expanding and with that, there comes a responsibility for establishing both quality and provenance.

We work very closely with clients using our Metro Imaging Bespoke Premier Service to produce high-quality master prints. Once these prints are produced any further run on or edition is guaranteed to be consistent with the first print.

We pride ourselves in the way in which our specialist printers and technicians work – machines are regularly calibrated and serviced to ensure continuity and printers liaise directly with clients to maximise the working partnership. 

In support of the edition printing service, we can provide Certificates of Authenticity and are also working closely with Tagsmart to provide non-invasive DNA and watermarking services to further protect our clients work. Our clients can also be reassured that it is their named printer that is producing the work and as we collaborate directly with manufacturers we can advise on the longevity and archival stability of materials.

We can help you create limited edition prints of your art and photography via our Bespoke Premier Service.

We offer the following types of printing

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