Print vs Originals
As an artist in today's climate, creating as many opportunities for promotion and income is an ongoing pursuit - hence, the introduction of selling prints.
I have looked into this, tried it on and yet the glove is always too small or loose, and never seems to fit just right. That is why the illustrations sold at Paper Bou are all originals. I do however adore reproductions in the way of greeting cards and other stationeries, wall paper, wrapping paper and tote bags and the plan to launch some of these products is just around the corner, but I am not settled on the idea of selling a run of prints.
In my humble opinion, I like to offer the client a unique, one-off product that is affordable, real and made with love. What do you think?
Prints come in either a mass production or limited edition run, which are signed and numbered by the artist. Prints see more people being able to own the same piece that appeals to many, they are usually quite affordable and are good for the consumer who likes to change up their decor frequently. Limited edition prints can increase in value, however the long-term quality of a mass run needs to be questioned.
At the end of the day, I don't think it matters if you own prints or originals, it depends on what you define as important to you and what owning art means to you, have you had a beautiful connection to the work, or is it just pretty for the room you are decorating? I personally own both types of art, but do find that I am more attached to the originals over the prints. Having art surround my home and work environment is most important to me, so whether they are prints or originals it doesn't really matter as long as I have beauty filling me up I'm a happy girl.