PURCHASING LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Seattle, Washington

WHY PURCHASE LIMITED EDITON FINE ART PRINTS?

ART AS AN INVESTMENT

The best reason is value. Limited edition fine art prints will increase in value as the art nears the end of the run. For instance, if you purchase one of my fine art prints from one of my many galleries, the purchase price of the last print in a limited edition run could be double or more than the price of the first print made. This means all the prints sold will be valued at double or more than when they were first purchased. Seems like a logical choice to me, but then I'm the artist selling the prints so I may be a little biased in my opinion of my own art. Some Photographers choose to have their limited edition prints in only 1 size and medium. I chose to have my limited edition prints in several mediums and different sizes but when I sell the number of editions that are specified no more will be sold regardless of medium. A limited edition run of 100 prints could be 20 framed acrylic prints with 50 paper prints and 30 metal prints. All different sizes. That is my choice and it's my art so that is how it goes.

black and white golden gate bridge at sunrise.
Fill your home with limited edition fine art prints from Randy Bott Photography. Golden Gate Bridge Black and White. Limited Edition of 100 prints available.

Art can be an investment to many people. And just like traditional investments like a 401K or a Roth IRA, you want the value to increase over time. Purchasing open edition prints does not do that. It will most likely be a depreciating asset which is never good. Sort of like all these people buying tiny homes, they are a depreciating asset and not a good investment. Limited Edition Fine Art photography prints will go up in value as the edition nears the end of its run creating a better investment for the collector. Remember, depreciating assets are toys, not investments.

LIMITED EDITIONS ARE COLLECTABLE

The point of creating Limited Edition prints is to sell out the editions. Once all the editions are sold, no more will ever be produced. If the artist goes back on their work and changes the number of edition once the print has sold a single edition, will cause investors to lose faith in the artist. This will cause a lot of upset clients and lost revenue for the artist. Art collectors are not really interested in purchasing art that is not collectable. Knowing the premium fine art prints will go up in value as an appreciating asset is always important. When collectors know the print is a limited edition, a sense of urgency sets in. Knowing only so many prints will be made, they collectors don't want to miss out. There is a good chance if they find the print again being sold by a private collector, the price will be much greater than the original purchase price. Remember, collectors and collectable limited edition prints go hand in hand.

south rim trail in big bend national park in Texas
Light up your home office with Limited Edition fine art prints from Randy Bott Photography. South Rim Trail. Limited Edition of 100 prints available.

MORE OPTIONS FOR PRINT MEDIUMS

When you purchase unique items such as sculptures or 1 off items, you only get what it was made from and the price may be out of many collectors price range. Limited edition prints can be made from several mediums depending on size and cost. You may want a large, framed acrylic prints or a smaller archival paper print based on your budget. With limited edition runs of 50 to 100 prints for my art, there are several print medium options available.

crashing waves at shore acres park in Coos Bay Oregon.
Amazing seascapes on the Oregon Coast. Shore Acres Wave. Limited Edition of 100 prints available.

PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST

While some artists have their prints in Fine Art Galleries, most use their website and art shows to sell prints. Purchasing limited edition fine art prints directly from the artist gives the collector a personal connection. Going through a gallery, the collector loses the personal connection. Besides, it always makes you feel good to support artists that show the world in a beautiful way. We put in the time to get up early, stay up late, time editing to make the images you want hanging in your home or office. Purchasing a Premium Fine Art print from Randy Bott Photography, you will talk to me directly and no one else. I take great pride in working with collectors of my art therefore I will make sure you are happy with your purchase.

The pandemic hit many artists hard over the last couple of years. Those on the Art Show scene had no where to go. Galleries were not open in many locations, so customers could not see the art and make a purchase. Photographers that offer workshops had to make lots of cancellations losing out on most of their annual income. Some photographers were lucky enough to have Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials to sell on their websites, but many photographers don’t have microphones and recording equipment that is needed.

downtown seattle framed by leaves from Jose Rizal Bridge
Seattle cityscapes from Jose Rizal Bridge. Framing Seattle with the summer foliage. Tree Framed Seattle. Limited Edition of 100 prints available.


QUALITY

Now that you are going to purchase a limited edition print from one of my galleries, you know the quality is going to be the best possible. With the prints being limited in quantity, the quality will be much better than an unlimited edtion. The prints are not made in some large art store like Art.com or Fineartamerica.com where they are making thousands of prints and are not really fine art. My prints are made by the best print shops in the country and shipped directly to the customer. So you have to ask yourself when buying prints if you want high quality limited editions or the same thing thousands of other people have hanging up.

Purchasing Limited Edition Prints offer several advantages stated above. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Limited Edition fine art prints can transform any home, office, or office building into a fine art gallery.

Crashing waves at Cape Disapppointment State Park with the lighthouse.

As the waves of Cape Disappointment State Park reflect off the wall, they get hit by incoming waves and create massive columns of water. During the big storms in winter, Cape Disappointment will never disappoint. You have to be careful because as the high tide comes in, the waves can crash over the rock wall and cause severe injury if you are too close. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse creates a perfect backdrop for the large waves. The Lighthouse became the 8th active light on the west coast when it was first fired up on October 15, 1856.

black and white Weber Farmstead panorama photograph

One of the many old abandoned farmsteads in the Palouse region of Washington State. The Palouse is considered the Tuscany of America due to all the rolling farm fields. The Palouse is a wonder to see in the late spring/early summer and during the harvest season. The Palouse hills were created through several ice ages as the glaciers moved and ground up the rock into fine dust and silt. Eventually the Missoula Flood deposited the material in several lakes left behind. As the lakes dried up, the winds created the rolling hills you see today by blowing the dust and silt just like sand dunes.

black and white architecture of the twisted building in Seattle

The Nexus Tower of Seattle has a unique look for this city. Taken on a cloud, grey day, converting to black and white was the only choice to portray the mood of this photograph. Looking up at buildings from the street offer a unique perspective that most people don't notice. Limited edition of 100 prints available.