Each limited edition lithograph print has been numbered and signed
by the artist and includes a 'certificate
of authenticity'. There are two kinds of limited edition
- the regular edition and the artist's
proof. A story label is included with your print so you may
stick it to the back of your print after it is framed.
What is the difference between Regular
Edition Limited Edition and an Artist's proof?
The image is the same in both editions, but the numbering differs.
Around 10% of the edition is set aside as the 'artist's proofs'
and the prints are consecutively numbered, for example, artist's
proof #1/50 (meaning one out of fifty prints) while the regular
edition would be numbered #1/500 (meaning one out of five hundred
prints). The artist's proofs came about when prints were hand
pulled the best ones in the beginning at the beginning of a print
run, were kept by the artist and numbered separately. Today there
is no difference in the quality of prints produced on the printing
press but serious print collectors still seek out the lower numbered
artist proofs (now produced more for the sake of tradition) and
as such they command a higher monetary value.
some of Mia's editions, the artist's proofs are further differentiated
from the regular edition prints by being produced as Giclée
canvas which substantially increase their value and Ohhh they
do look good! They also don't need glass in front to protect them
when framed. For more information on Giclee prints click here.
is my print signed twice and numbered?
The litho prints are printed with a great deal of attention and
care to reproduce the rich colours and depth of the original painting.
After inspection, and meeting Mia's personal satisfaction, she
signs each print. The print itself also bears a printed signature
of Mia's. While all editions are signed only the limited editions
are numbered. This is your assurance that they are only available
in a limited quantity, ensuring both their collectibility and
Will my 'Mia Lane' limited edition print
become available again as a print?
No limited edition will be printed again as a frameable art print,
although they may appear on plates or other collectibles.
If by some chance you should see them
elsewhere, we would really like to hear about it! Copyright infringement
is against the law. It is illegal but it does occur occasionally.
What paper does Mia use for her prints?
Various papers have been used for Mia's litho prints, but generally
she prefers a coated stock either acid free or acid buffed.
The giclees use an acid free archival heavy weight, matte paper.
are Digital Fine Art Prints?
advances in technology have made it possible for artists to reproduce
their art in their own studio, with a quality that matches or
surpasses what was once only available through lithography. Now
artists and photographers world wide are experimenting with digital
prints that equipment manufacturers claim can last up to two hundred
years without colour changes (under proper conditions). The entire
process, from creating the art to publishing it is now in the
hands of the artist. This new technology has allowed Mia to reproduce
small quantities of those rare breeds you have been asking for,
while retaining the high quality of reproduction you have come
to expect from a Mia Lane Print.
is a 'Remarque'?
When you purchase a Limited Edition Print, you also have the opportunity
to have Mia Lane create a remarque for you! This is a miniature drawing
or painting (measuring 1 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches approximately) done
on the border of the print. When the print is framed, the surrounding
mat is cut out to expose the 'miniature' (remarque). You may wish to
supply photographs of your companion animal or have Mia create one for
you of her own choosing. Whatever you decide, ultimately you have a
lovely print made more personal and valueablewith a small original painting…
and what a 'one of a kind' conversation piece!
will a remarque cost?
An original remarque costs $125. (Cdn), in addition to
the price of your limited edition print.
long does a remarque take to complete?
Usually, Mia can complete your remarque in two weeks depending on
do I order a remarque?
Please send clear photographs with your order plus full payment (including
shipping) for your limited edition print and remarque to Mia Lane.