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    Print Releases

    Prints are released arbitrarily. By signing up for the mailing list, you'll be notified when new prints become available.



    Availability

    All prints are at a first come, first serve basis. Print editions are likely to sell out fast. Sometimes, prints sell out the same day they're released.



    Authentication

    Unless otherwise noted, all prints are numbered by PCP, signed by the artist and validated by a numbered and embossed Certificate of Authentication (COA). One authentication is sent per print; we cannot replace lost or damaged COA’s.



    Quality

    Premium quality is extremely important to us, and a great deal time and consideration is taken when selecting our materials. Your print has been crafted using the finest 100% cotton archival paper and highest quality archival inks that are able to withstand time.



    Please Note

    Due to the nature of screen-printing, each print is slightly different, with small variations in color, ink coverage, etc. Expect variations in the print. This is the beauty of printmaking and what makes it unique; no two prints will be alike.

    For more information visit our PCP Buying Guide.



    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

     

    What does four-color process mean?

    Four-color process printing is a screen-printing system where a color image is separated into four different values by the use of filters and screens. The result is a color separation that when transferred to print, reproduces the original color image. The entire spectrum of colors is reproduced with the four process ink colors known as CMYK. This printing process is universally used in the printing industry for the reproduction of artwork.

    What is a Giclée?

    Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) prints are those created on a large format, high-resolution ink-jet printer using colorfast, archival pigment based inks. This printing method uses computer technology to provide the most precise reproduction of an original painting and is known for replicating an artist’s original painting with similar color, contrast and attention to detail. Giclées’ are produced one at a time, and depending on size, can take up to an hour to produce a single print.

     

    What does it mean to purchase part of a “limited edition”?  

    This means a limited quantity of this print was made, and once it sells out, that is it!

     

    What is an “AP”?

    AP stands for Artist Proof and signifies the first prints off the printing press. They are considered to be the highest quality within the edition. AP’s are often seen as owning a rare portion of an edition and since there is fewer than the numbered prints; they’re preferred by many collectors.Most often they will cost more than the numbered edition and are not included in the count of a limited edition.

     

    What does “Open Edition” mean? Open-edition prints signify that they aren’t limited to a particular number. They can be produced both signed and/or unsigned.

     

    What is an “HPM” or “Artist Edition” prints?

    HPM stands for Hand Painted Multiple. These are one-of-a-kind, unique works of art that have been hand-touched by the artist over top a print edition; similar to owning an original piece of artwork. They are usually created using a variety of mixed media resulting in no two prints alike. These artist editions are usually very limited in quantity and sell for significantly more than the regular numbered print edition.

     

    How can I be sure about the authenticity of the prints?

    PCP promises that every print purchased is 100% authentic. We guarantee this by including a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) with every limited edition print purchased. The COA is numbered and embossed and specific to your individual print.

     

    How can I be sure the artwork will arrive in mint condition?

    Each print is carefully inspected twice before it is shipped. First, upon arrival to the shipping department from the printing press and again before we pack and send it to you. We check for flaws, bends, creases and handling marks.*

    * Due to the nature of screen-printing, each print is slightly different, with small variations in color, ink coverage, etc. Expect variations in the print. This is the beauty of printmaking and what makes it unique; no two prints will be alike.

     

    How are the prints packed to ensure they do not arrive damaged?

    We take great pride in our superior packing and shipping methods. A great deal of time has been taken to consider possible hazards when shipping delicate works of art. We roll the print face forward in archival safe tissue paper before rolling in Kraft paper. Each print is sealed with a PCP sticker. The print is then placed in a heavy-duty Kraft tube with caps on both ends and placed in a USPS branded tri-fold box and taped securely.

    Because of these precautions, we have an extraordinarily low damage rate. We package the prints with great care, and it is very unlikely your print will get damaged in transit however; we do ask when opening your package, it is done carefully as damages can occur with rough handling.

    If your print does arrive in less than perfect condition, we can replace it for you or work with you to figure out another solution.

     

     Is art a good investment?

    Art can be a great investment, but we strongly encourage purchasing artwork you love. While we cannot guarantee the purchased artwork will increase in value, we can confidently say that most of our prints have gone up in value over time.

     

    What should I do with the COA?

    Since COA’s cannot be replaced, we recommend keeping your COA in a safe place like a filing cabinet. Another safe option is to adhere it to the back of the framed artwork itself.

     

    How should I care for my prints?

    Keeping your print rolled in a tube for any length of time can make it difficult to flatten upon framing; therefore we recommend you frame your artwork as soon as possible. If you’re taking it to a framer, let them unroll and flatten it for framing. If you’re framing it yourself, please use caution when unrolling the artwork.

    While the prints are crafted using archival safe papers and inks, the prints are safest when not placed in direct sunlight. Overtime, sunlight could cause fading. If your artwork is going in direct sunlight, we recommend purchasing archival safe glass*.

    * If you’re having the artwork custom framed, most framers will have this option. If your framing the artwork and you wish for archival safe glass, ask your local frame or glass company to custom cut archival safe glass to fit the frame size.

     

    Can I request a specific number?

    Specific numbers can be requested but are not guaranteed. If the number requested is still available at the time of purchase, we will do our best to accommodate.

     

    Can I reserve or purchase a print before it has been released?

    Prints cannot be reserved or purchased before they are released to the public.

     

    How does PCP select the artists it works with?

    PCP has selectively chosen almost all of the artists we collaborate with. Rarely do we except artist submissions. If you are interested in working with us, visit our Artist Submission section.

     

    Does PCP work directly with the artists?

    Yes, we work closely with all of the artists on our roster and all of the print editions are artist supervised. All of our editions (unless noted) are hand signed by the artist.

     

    How should I frame my art?

    All of the prints have a minimum border of .5” to allow for framing. The prints do not require a matte board, but really it is a matter of personal preference.

     

    Where can I purchase ready-made frames?

    Framing is a huge part of your artwork purchase and the way it is displayed can make an impact on the piece. We realize that a custom frame can be costly, and is often more expensive than the artwork itself! That is why we produce almost all prints of to fit standard US frame sizes (pre-constructed frames). We spare you the expense of custom framing because we want you to get the artwork on the wall instead of sitting in a tube collecting dust! We recommend the following options for purchasing standard frame sizes: Aaron Brothers * This is where we purchase almost all of the frames you see on our website. They have the best variety of sizes and a large assortment of styles! Unfortunately, they don’t have locations in every state,check their website for a location near you. Ikea * Some of their frames are not sized for US standards, make sure you check their website first for accurate sizing.

    Other Options include: Target, Pier 1 imports, Michaels, Blick, or other specialty craft and art stores.