FAQs

FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)
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PRODUCT:

 

What is a Limited Edition Print?
Limited Edition means the publisher has committed to only producing a limited number of prints and then the lithograph plates are destroyed. These art prints are individually hand signed and numbered by the artist.

 

Signed and numbered ?

At the bottom of each print in an edition, the artist pencils in his signature and numbers on the print.  The numbering appears as one number over another, eg. 12/450.  This indicates that this was the 12th print to be signed and that there were only 450 prints ever made.

  
What is a Lithograph?
Most prints today are produced using Offset Lithography. Printing plates for each color are produced from an original image, then the ink is transferred from the plate to a blanket cylinder, then to the paper. Early printers used etched stones with the ink applied directly to the stone, then pressed onto the paper. With older stone and plate lithography, there was image degradation that occurred the more the stone or plate was used. Using modern digital lithography techniques, the last prints off the press are as good as the first.

  

There appears to be some writing or an image across the print - will that be on the print I order?
Many publishers use a watermark to identify their web images. These watermarks do not appear on the actual printed product.

  

What is the difference between paper size and image size?
Most limited edition prints and posters have a white border around the image. Image size reflects the dimensions of the image itself whereas paper size includes the white border in the dimensions.  Since most artists sign and number their prints just below the image, some of this white border will be visible when framed. All Limited Edition art prints are listed with both the paper size and image size so you and your framer can decide how much white edge surrounding the image you prefer to see.

  

What are my art lithographs printed on?

Each Limited Edition Art Lithograph is printed on 100% acid free Museum grade neutral pH paper.

 

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ORDERING:

How do I place an order?

It's easy and secure! Just place the print(s) you wish to order in your electronic shopping cart by clicking on the “add to my cart” button located next to the art print image displayed on the page above. When you're ready to complete your order, click "Continue Checkout," follow the easy instructions on completing your order, and select your payment option.

How soon will I receive my order? 

Prints ship within 2 - 3 business days after you place your order. Shipping is an additional 6 or 7 days depending on service chosen within North America.

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SHIPPING AND RETURNS: 

What is your cancellation / return policy?

Our return policy is very simple: If you're not happy with a purchase that you made on artvine.com, for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date. As soon as it arrives, we'll issue a full refund for the entire purchase price. Please note - artvine.com does not reimburse the outgoing or return shipping charges unless the return is due to a defect in quality.

How is my art print shipped?

Your Art lithograph is shipped in a tube for protection.  The print is encased in tissue for ease of removal along with a receipt, artist biography and statement on quality, as well as a receipt and a letter of thank you from the artist.  artvine.com is diligent about shipping care but please be careful removing the art from the shipping tube thank you.