The benefits of fine art prints – Flux Magazine

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The benefits of art prints – Al Woods words

Art prints are extremely popular when it comes to furnishing a space with creativity. They have become a major trend in interior design, and when you start looking you will notice that they are used absolutely everywhere. From home and office to more commercial spaces like shops, restaurants and bars.

The Riverbank Art Print by Natalie Rymer

Offering an alternative to original artwork, these reproductions have a number of advantages, making them a more favorable and compelling choice for many. Here are some of the benefits that fine art prints enjoy, which have ranked them number one.

Access to art

First and foremost, fine art prints allow you to get beautiful and striking works of art, without having to purchase an original. If they didn’t exist, we would all have missed out on these unique pieces. And it’s also a win-win situation for the artist, because it means their work can be more widely appreciated and celebrated.

Big style

Fine art prints are renowned for being contemporary and clean. While original art is limited to the artist’s preferences in terms of medium and final touches, fine art prints offer a simpler, streamlined finish. This sleek style makes art prints universally stylish in any setting.

They are versatile

There is nothing more versatile than art prints. Where else can you find something in a range of shapes, sizes, colors, designs or styles?

Essentially, you can reshape an artwork to be exactly what you want. This allows you to consider your room or space, as well as decor and taste before selecting an art print that’s right for you. For example, you might want a small print to fit in a tight corner or a bold design to provide a focal point – whatever your criteria, you can select an art print that fits.

More materials and frames

They can be created using different printing methods and on different print media. This includes giclee printing, with the use of large format inkjet printers and a spray process, which is preferred among artists and photographers because it allows for more detail and color matching. You can also choose between fine art paper and watercolor paper; each with varying thicknesses and textures, helping to create artistic effects while providing robust quality.

Being flexible with the print itself means you can get creative with framing too. Taking the subject of the print, you can choose a frame to shift the colors, add depth to the image, or even represent a bygone era. With such a wealth of options, you can be playful and make your print look truly unique.

Long life expectancy

Art prints often reproduce the colors of the original piece all the way. Additionally, this method of printing means the colors will not run or fade over time, which is often the case with hand painted art. Because of this, fine art prints stand the test of time and have a very long lifespan, staying bold and fresh for years to come.

As a bonus, you’ll be less protective of an art print compared to an original piece of art – which means you can place it in a particularly sunny location, such as a conservatory, which tends to discolor objects due to of sun exposure.

Nice price tag

Lastly, fine art prints don’t have the higher price tag associated with original artwork, which is a huge draw. (Original pieces can often number in the thousands or even millions, especially if you turn to the larger ones!) This means you can fill your home or space with many more pieces, allowing you to enjoy art around every corner.

For inspiration for your next fine art print, take a look at the hand framed and giclée printed Whistlefish range. With contemporary and traditional options, you’re bound to find something that’s perfect for your space.

Elaine F. Brim