Limited Edition Service
Galleries, artists and photographers often want to sell their prints as a Limited Edition or Open Edition; with a signature and information on the paper type and print. Enhance the desirability of your artwork, create demand and increase its value.
Managing your editions can be difficult, especially if you have a large number of images. Hand-signing each print can also be tricky if you’re sending prints directly to your customers from your printers.
Point101 offers a solution – trade customers can set up and manage their Limited Edition prints, using Point101’s online tool. Add value to your artwork and include labels, certificates or both.
Designed to be flexible
Create and manage your editions in a way that suits you:
- Choose labels, certificates or both.
- Hand-sign each label or upload a digital signature
- Have us keep your labels or store them yourself
- Create limited edition or open edition artworks
- Order up to 4 artist proofs
- Easily order framed prints of your editions
- Reference Point101 or white-label your COAs
- Galleries can manage multiple digital signatures
We attach a unique Limited Edition label to the back of the print, which is signed by the artist.
Each label includes details of the print method, size, paper type, ink set, hallmark, ID and date of print. Labels can be branded with or without a reference to Point101 and can be limited or open edition.
The source, size and date of the print instils customer confidence and confirms it has been produced by a professional printer using the correct setup and archival processes.
Each label measures 105 x 45mm.
Certificates of Authenticity
In addition to labels, there’s the option to add a Certificate of Authenticity for each edition you sell, which includes all the information contained in the label, plus a thumbnail of the image, a unique certificate ID (which can be traced), and information about the artist, artwork or gallery.
Certificates come complete in a glassine sleeve and can be stored safely or attached to the back of a frame.
Each certificate measures 297 x 105mm.
How it works
See our explainer video.
Your labels and COA can be set up using our live preview tool and customised to include the title of the artwork, artist name, gallery, bio and website if appropriate.
If you choose the digital signature option, prints will be available to order immediately. If you choose to hand-sign each one, we will send you an initial set of assets to sign and return.
You’re then able to order print editions on demand from your account, under the Limited Editions tab. You have the opportunity to order artist proofs before making your editions available for sale.
When you buy a print, it’s added to your basket with the correct paper type and size; this makes it quick and easy to order when you get a sale. You can also easily add a frame to fit your print edition that has sold.
We’ll include the correct label on each edition sold, and you can keep track of all your artworks online. You also have the option to store your labels and certificates, if you customise and send out prints yourself.
If you’re an existing trade customer, you can start using the service immediately. Otherwise, you need to apply for an account here first.
Our labels are made from Archival Rag End Leaf 100% cotton fibre, acid-free, lightfast and developed to the exact standards of the Dutch National Archive in Den Haag.
We print on each label and certificate using lightfast ink to ensure they last as long as the print itself.
We recommend they are signed using a pencil or pigment ink liner.
Our pricing includes shipping to all countries and returns postage within the UK. Returning signed labels and COAs from international destinations will incur additional charges, which you will need to cover.
The setup cost is £10 (for the entire set of editions). To start, we’ll send you a minimum of 12 labels to sign and return. Each time one of your editions sells, an additional £2 is added to your basket when you order it.
The setup cost is £15 (for the entire set of editions). To start, we’ll send you a minimum of 12 certificates to sign and return. Each time one of your editions sells, an additional £4 is added to your basket when you order it.
Labels + Certificate of Authenticity
The setup cost is £20 (for the entire set of editions). To start, we’ll send you a minimum of 12 labels and COAs to sign and return. Each time one of your editions sells, an additional £6 is added to your basket when you order it.
We offer this service for giclee prints and framing. Once you’ve set up the limited edition, you’ll be able to easily order your prints from the limited edition tab within your account.
Solutions in Print
Giclée prints are in fact widely regarded as the highest quality reproductions currently available and as such are commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries. What sets the process apart is the ability to print on a wide variety of watercolour papers, canvas, and photographic papers that are similar to the materials used by the artist.