December 2, 2023

A Guide to Art Prints

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A Guide to Art Prints

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A Guide to Art Prints

Saatchi Art is the leading portal for affordable and customizable art, ensuring art is accessible to every art lover. As we expand our range of fine art prints, we have an unparalleled range of quality reproductions in a variety of sizes and media. If you’re new to the world of art prints or need a side-by-side comparison of each type, here’s an introduction to help you understand the pros and cons.

Benefits of Collecting Prints

One of the main benefits of collecting fine art prints is their affordability, providing an entry point for art lovers looking to expand their collection without breaking the bank. Affordable prices make it easy for collectors to explore new tastes and aesthetics. Despite the lower cost, there is an opportunity for greater investment as buying prints allows collectors to expand their budget and collect from a variety of artists.

Another benefit of prints over original artwork is the flexibility to customize them to fit a collector’s exact needs. The ability to choose sizes, materials and frames ensures the artwork fits seamlessly into any space and lifestyle.

How to buy art prints

1. Choose your artwork

From abstract to pop art, Saatchi Art offers a wide range of high-quality art prints in various artistic styles, so there is something for everyone.

2. Choose your material

(Picture: detail of our fine art acrylic prints)

Prints can be reproduced on canvas, paper, acrylic or metal to complement any taste, space and style. Based on the medium and aesthetics of the original artwork, artists provide expert recommendations on the materials on which their work might best be presented.

3. Choose a size

Are you looking for something small and subtle or big and bold? Our fine art prints start at just 8″ x 12″ and go up to 32″ x 48″.

4. Add a frame

Many Saatchi Art prints are available with optional frames, including our paper, photo and canvas art prints.

For our art prints and photo paper prints, we offer handcrafted metal frames in black, white, natural wood, and light or dark pewter, so they can be customized to complement existing decor. For a clean, contemporary look, there is the option of complementing our canvas prints with narrow frames in black or white.

5. Hang your print

We carefully pack each print – your art print arrives ready to hang with a certificate of authenticity. Our metal and acrylic prints are exhibit mounted and come with hanging hardware. Frame options are available for our other print options.

Editions: Open Vs. Limited

When an artist sells open edition printsThere is no set limit to the number of prints offered. This does not mean that an art print will be available indefinitely, So when you discover art you love, it’s always a good idea to act on it.

1689194927 361 A Guide to Art Prints | Talkbacktheatre(Picture: through the valleyan abstract landscape by artist Saatchi Art Virginia Chapuis. Prints are available from $40.)

Open edition prints They can save the day when someone else’s favorite original artwork is snatched up or you’re trying to maximize your budget. Saatchi Art works directly with a professional printer to process and ship these orders to you. Visit our Prints the page to start exploring now.

Limited edition prints mean that only a certain number of prints are available. These prints are created by the artist and shipped directly to you. some are signed and numbered. Because they are exclusive prints, limited edition prints are considered more valuable and typically cost more than open edition prints.

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Would you like to select prints in an open edition? When you make your selection, you can see an example of what the borders and borders will look like on the image details page. (Picture: see what i see, by Saatchi Art artist Annie Terrazzo.)

Types of Open Edition Art Prints

Currently Saatchi Art offers 5 types or materials of open edition fine art prints with framing options:


Perfect for interiors from modern to rustic, Metal art prints add a sleek, modern look to any room. The state-of-the-art coating transfers artwork directly onto the aluminum, resulting in a unique shine and vibrancy that makes the colors stand out among other artwork and home décor. Saatchi Art’s metal prints are mounted at exhibitionsso they are easy to hang up. Find an impressive selection of art prints Here.


Featuring vibrant, rich colors and a sleek, modern look. Acrylic art prints offer a striking, unique look. The reflective surface is mounted on durable Plexiglas and printed with archival pigment inks. It enhances clarity and creates a three-dimensional effect that gives the artwork a sense of depth and vivid detail.

For an effortless addition to an existing gallery wall or a hassle-free update of an empty spot, These prints come ready to hang with installation hardware included. Explore Curator Approved Options.

canvas prints

If you love the look of paintings, consider buying a canvas print.

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Our canvas prints are museum quality squirt (pronounced “gee-clay”) Reproductions created using an advanced inkjet printing process specifically designed to capture the look of painted pigments and reproduce more than 36 million colors. The artwork is professionally printed, wrapped in matte white or black canvas, and expertly mounted on hand-cut, eco-friendly wooden stretcher bars. Each canvas is also coated with a UV protective layer that protects your print from scratches and sunlight and keeps your art looking its best.

To give you even more control over the final aesthetic of your wall art, we offer three framing options: classic black, clear white or frameless. The frames are designed to be unobtrusive, hugging the edge of the canvas snugly to create a modern floating effect that highlights the artwork. Discover Canvas prints from emerging top artists.

Fine Art Paper Prints

A classic print optionOur art prints on paper are also high quality giclée reproductions, with the exception that the art is not printed on canvas but on archival quality natural white European paper made specifically for Saatchi Art. Fine art paper prints are characterized by a soft color fidelity on a slightly structured surface similar to watercolor paper. Each fine art paper print includes a 3 inch white paper border. Discover Artwork suitable for paper prints.

1689194927 700 A Guide to Art Prints | Talkbacktheatre(Picture: DANCE (Part II) No. 28, by Saatchi Art artist Emilie Mori. Prints start at $100.)

Gallery of photo paper prints

If you love fine art photography, get to know our gallery’s photo paper prints.

Fine photo reproductions are characterized by razor-sharp color fidelity on smooth, brilliant white paper with a satin finish. Our gallery photo paper is custom made exclusively for Saatchi Art in Europe. All gallery photo prints include a 1/16th scaleth one inch white border for the finished frame. See more photo printing options.

With their endless possibilities, prints are empowering and enriching options for collectors who want to try something new, are just starting out, or are on a budget. For more art print inspiration, our chief curator has rounded up some of her favorite prints to help you in your search. Find them here.

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