What is involved in Certificates of Authenticity?
Overall, there are typically there are a certain few things that should be featured on each certificate of authenticity, this includes;
Title of the artwork: arguably one of the most important features. What’s the name of your piece?
Artist: Again, as above, one of the most vital pieces. This if your ‘stamp’ and seal of approval on the certificate. This ensures your link to the work and gives you the recognition that you deserve.
The date: This may seem an obvious aspect, but it is worthwhile to at least add the year to the certificate of authenticity.
Certificate/print number: Particularly important if your print is part of an
edition. For example print number 1 of 500 – this information should be included on each of the certificates of authenticity – every certificate will then contain a different edition number. Each print will then have the corresponding number pencilled on to provide a pair! One certificate to one print.
Material/Printer/Inks: These are other variables that can add perceived value to your piece. By detailing the substrate printed on in addition to the quality inks, this highlights and ensures the archival qualities of your fine art print.
Additionally, on the certificates of authenticity that we provide, you can find a declaration of intent, signed by both the artist and publisher.