Types of editions possible in your database
This guide explains which edition types are possible when creating a new edition record.
How to set your edition type
When creating your edition record, tick 'This work is a print or edition' and 'Edition Data Record' > tick 'Show more options' > under 'Edition type' select your type and give it a total.
What does each type mean?
This can refer to the main body of the edition.
Artist's proof (AP)
A good impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies. Traditionally the number of artist's proofs created should not exceed 10% of the total number of the edition.
One or more complimentary proofs traditionally given to the publisher of the edition, or the technicians who worked on the production of the print.
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Typically this is a single 'good to print' artist proof approved by the artist and perhaps marked up with notes to be used by the printer as a guide for the numbered editions.
Though these should generally not be for sale, Hors Commerce prints are sometimes used commercially to extend the edition without adding to the quantity of the numbered editions.
Other versions of the edition, sometimes printed on different coloured papers or inks.
A working proof created at an early stage in the edition.
A copy of the edition that has been created for exhibition
Adding custom edition types
Need an edition type not listed above? Follow these directions to add new types.
- Click Artworks > Value lists > edition types
- Add a new value code, edition type, and description
- Click save