A guide to fine art prints

A guide to fine art prints

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A guide to fine art prints

Saatchi Art is the leading portal for affordable and customizable art, ensuring that art is accessible to all art lovers. With the expansion of our fine art print offerings, we have an unparalleled selection of high-quality reproductions in a variety of sizes and media. Whether you’re new to the world of fine art prints or need a comparison of each type, here’s an introduction to help you understand the ins and outs.

Benefits of collecting prints

One of the key advantages of collecting art prints lies in their affordability, offering an entry point for art enthusiasts looking to add to their collection without straining their wallets. With affordable price points, collectors can feel comfortable exploring evolving tastes and aesthetics. Despite their lower costs, there is an opportunity for higher investment, as the purchase of prints allows collectors to stretch their budgets and collect from a wide range of artists.

Another benefit of prints to original artwork is the flexibility to adapt to a collector’s exact needs. The ability to select sizes, materials, and frames ensures that the artwork blends seamlessly into any space or lifestyle.

How to buy fine art prints

1. Choose your artwork

From abstract to pop art, Saatchi Art offers a large selection of high-quality art prints in a variety of artistic styles, meaning there is something for everyone.

2. Choose your material

(Image: 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 aesthetic of the original artwork, the artists provide expert recommendations on the materials on which their work would best be presented.

3. Select a size

Looking for something small and subtle or big and bold? Our art prints start at just 8 x 12 inches and go as large as 32 x 48 inches.

4. Add a frame

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

We offer handcrafted metal frames in black, white, natural wood, and light or dark pewter for our fine art and photo paper prints, making them highly customizable to complement existing decor. For a clean, contemporary look, there are options to add black or white floating slim frames to our canvas prints.

5. Hang your print

We pack each print with protective care – your fine art print will arrive ready to hang with a certificate of authenticity. Our metal and acrylic prints are display mounted and include hanging hardware, and framing options are available for our other print options.

Editions: Open vs. Limited

When an artist sells open edition prints, there is no predetermined limit on the number of impressions that will be 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.

1689196748 500 A guide to fine art prints | perutren(Image: through the valleyan abstract landscape by the artist Saatchi Art Virginia Chapuis. Prints available starting at $40.)

open edition prints It can save the day when someone else picks up a favorite original piece of art, or when 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 print page to start exploring now.

limited edition prints means 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, limited edition prints are considered more valuable and typically cost more than open edition prints.

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Choose open edition prints? You can see an example of what the borders and frame will look like on the artwork details page when you make your selections. (Image: see what i see, by artist Saatchi Art annie terrazo.)

Types of Open Edition Art Prints

Saatchi Art currently offers 5 types or materials of open edition art prints, with options for framing:


Perfect for interiors ranging from modern to rustic, Metal art prints offer a sleek, contemporary look for any space. The state-of-the-art coating infuses artwork directly into the aluminum, resulting in a unique shine and luminosity that makes the colors stand out from other artwork and home décor. Saatchi Art’s metal prints are mounted for display., making them easy to hang. Find an amazing selection of art prints here.


With vibrant, saturated colors and a sleek contemporary look, Acrylic art prints offer a unique, high-impact look. Face-mounted on durable plexiglass and printed with archival pigment inks, the reflective surface enhances clarity and creates a three-dimensional effect, giving the artwork a sense of depth and vivid detail.

For an effortless addition to an existing gallery wall or a hassle-free update to a blank space, These prints arrive ready to hang with installation hardware. Explore curator-approved options.

Canvas Prints

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

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Our canvases are museum quality. jet (pronounced “gee-clay”) reproductions created using an advanced inkjet printing process specially designed to capture the look of painted pigments and capable of reproducing over 36 million colors. Artwork is professionally printed, wrapped on matte glossy black or white canvas, and expertly adhered to eco-friendly, hand-cut wooden stretchers. Each canvas is also coated with a UV protective coating, designed to protect your print from scratches and sunlight and keep your art looking its best.

To give you even more control over the final aesthetic of your wall art, we offer 3 framing options.: classic black, clean white or frameless. The frames are designed to be unobtrusive, hugging the edge of the canvas to create a modern floating effect that emphasizes the artwork. Discover canvases by the best emerging artists.

Fine art paper prints

A classic print option, our fine art paper prints are also high quality giclee reproductions, except instead of printing the art on canvas, they are printed on natural white archival quality European paper made especially for Saatchi Art. Arts feature smooth color fidelity on a lightly textured surface similar to watercolor paper. Each fine art paper print includes a 3-inch white paper border. Discover artwork suitable for paper prints.

1689196748 525 A guide to fine art prints | perutren(Image: DANCE (part II) n°28, by artist Saatchi Art emilie mori. Prints available starting at $100.)

paper photo gallery

If you like artistic photography, discover the prints on photographic paper in our gallery..

Fine photographic reproductions feature sharp color fidelity on bright, smooth white paper with a satin finish. Our Gallery Photo Paper is custom made in Europe exclusively for Saatchi Art. All Gallery Photo Prints include a 1/16he of a one inch white border for ready-made framing. 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 need to stick to a budget. For more art print inspiration, our head curator has rounded up some of her favorite prints to help you on your quest. find them here.

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