With the exception of a few previously released editions, all Baron Von Fancy print editions listed on this website are archival pigment prints, formatted as either landscape or square, and are available in two sizes.
Open Edition Poster Print: 16 x 16 inches // 20 x 16 inches
Limited Edition Print: 20 x 20 inches // 24 x 20 inches
Each Limited Edition print is signed by Baron Von Fancy and includes a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Prints are released arbitrarily. By signing up for the mailing list, you'll be notified when new prints become available.
All limited edition prints are at a first come, first serve basis. Print editions are likely to sell out fast. Sometimes, prints sell out the same day they're released.
Posters and Postcards are open edition prints that are printed on demand.
All Limited Edition prints are numbered, signed by the artist and validated by a numbered Certificate of Authentication (COA). One authentication is sent per print; we cannot replace lost or damaged COA’s.
Premium quality is extremely important to us, and a great deal time and consideration is taken when selecting our materials. Your print has been crafted using the finest 100% archival paper and highest quality archival inks that are able to withstand time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kinds of prints are the Limited Edition prints?
Each limited edition is made using an archival printing process. They are usually giclée prints but can also be one-color silkscreen prints.
What is a Giclée?
Giclée (pronounced “zhee-clay”) prints are those created on a large format, high-resolution, ink-jet printer using colorfast, archival pigment based inks.
What does it mean to purchase part of a “limited edition”?
This means a limited quantity of this print was made, and once it sells out, that is it!
What is an “AP”?
AP stands for Artist Proof and signifies the first prints off the printing press. They are considered to be the highest quality within the edition. AP’s are often seen as owning a rare portion of an edition and since there is fewer than the numbered prints; they’re preferred by many collectors. Most often they will cost more than the numbered edition and are not included in the count of a limited edition.
What does “Open Edition” mean? Open-edition prints signify that they aren’t limited to a particular number. They can be produced both signed and/or unsigned.
What is an “HPM” or “Artist Edition” prints?
HPM stands for Hand Painted Multiple. These are one-of-a-kind, unique works of art that have been hand-touched by the artist over top a print edition; similar to owning an original piece of artwork. They are usually created using a variety of mixed media resulting in no two prints alike. These artist editions are usually very limited in quantity and sell for significantly more than the regular numbered print edition.
How can I be sure about the authenticity of the prints?
Baron Von Fancy promises that every limited edition print purchased is 100% authentic. We guarantee this by including a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) with each one. The COA is numbered and specific to your individual print.
How can I be sure the artwork will arrive in mint condition?
Each print is carefully inspected twice before it is shipped. First, upon arrival to the shipping department from the printing press and again before we pack and send it to you. We check for flaws, bends, creases and handling marks.*
* Due to the nature of screen-printing, each print is slightly different, with small variations in color, ink coverage, etc. Expect variations in the print. This is the beauty of printmaking and what makes it unique; no two prints will be alike.
How are the prints packed to ensure they do not arrive damaged?
We take great pride in our superior packing and shipping methods. A great deal of time has been taken to consider possible hazards when shipping delicate works of art. We roll the print face forward in archival safe tissue paper before rolling in Kraft paper. Each print is sealed with a BVF sticker. The print is then placed in a heavy-duty Kraft tube with caps on both ends and placed in a USPS branded tri-fold box and taped securely.
Because of these precautions, we have an extraordinarily low damage rate. We package the prints with great care, and it is very unlikely your print will get damaged in transit, however; we do ask when opening your package, it is done carefully as damages can occur with rough handling.
What if I can't get my print out of the tube?
If the sticker has come off of the roll and the print has expanded in the tube, don't panic! You can easily remove the rolled print by putting your hand in the center of the roll and grabbing the print corner. Gently pull the corner in the direction of the curl and turn as you pull it up out of the tube. The roll should tighten up from the center making it small enough to slip out of the tube.
How can I get my print to lay flat?
Carefully remove the print from the tube and unroll. Place the print face down on a clean, flat surface. Position the print so that the shortest edge is facing you. Place the tube the print came in on the back of the print. Starting from the bottom edge, roll the print on to the tube in the opposite direction of the curl. Once the print has been back-rolled onto the tube, use a sheet of paper to cover it and tape it in place. Leave the print rolled for at least 15 minutes. The length of time you will need to back-roll a print depends on the how long it spent rolled, the type of paper, and the size of the print. (The smaller the print, the stiffer the curl).
What can I do if my print arrived damaged?
If your print does arrive in less than perfect condition, we can replace it for you or work with you to figure out another solution. In some cases, we will ask you to photograph the damage and send back the original print and COA to be replaced. Contact email@example.com for help.
How should I care for my prints?
Keeping your print rolled in a tube for any length of time can make it difficult to flatten upon framing; therefore we recommend you frame your artwork as soon as possible. If you’re taking it to a framer, let them unroll and flatten it for framing. If you’re framing it yourself, please use caution when unrolling the artwork.
While the prints are crafted using archival safe papers and inks, the prints are safest when not placed in direct sunlight. Over time, sunlight could cause fading. If your artwork is going in direct sunlight, we recommend purchasing archival safe glass*.
* If you’re having the artwork custom framed, most framers will have this option. If your framing the artwork and you wish for archival safe glass, ask your local frame or glass company to custom cut archival safe glass to fit the frame size.
What should I do with the COA?
Since COA’s cannot be replaced, we recommend keeping your COA in a safe place like a filing cabinet. Another safe option is to adhere it to the back of the framed artwork itself.
Can I request a specific number?
Specific numbers can be requested but are not guaranteed. If the number requested is still available at the time of purchase, we will do our best to accommodate.
Can I reserve or purchase a print before it has been released?
Prints cannot be reserved or purchased before they are released to the public.
Where can I purchase ready-made frames?
Framing is a huge part of your artwork purchase and the way it is displayed can make an impact on the piece. We realize that a custom frame can be costly, and is often more expensive than the artwork itself! That is why we produce almost all prints of to fit standard US frame sizes (pre-constructed frames). We spare you the expense of custom framing because we want you to get the artwork on the wall instead of sitting in a tube collecting dust!
We recommend the following options for purchasing standard frame sizes: Target, Pier 1 imports, Michaels, Blick, and Ikea*
* Some of their frames are not sized for US standards, make sure you check their website first for accurate sizing.