All Limited Edition Canvases are individually hand retouched with oil highlights and then numbered according to their Edition.
Industry Standard Editions
S/N - Standard Numbered Largest numbered edition available and thus the most affordable.
A/P - Artist Proof Smaller number issued than S/N and slightly more expensive.
P/E - Premier Edition There are no numbers on the front so it looks just like an original,
there is a special nameplate on the back of the canvas as well as a
premier edition sketch with a signature, and there are typically only
5 in this edition.
P/P - Publisher's Proof These were offered from 2008-2014. Each gallery was allowed to purchase
one, and the proceeds went to charity.
While we want you to be able to understand every type of edition, please be aware that many of these are only used by the Thomas Kinkade Company. To see standard editions used in the industry, please see above.
Thomas Kinkade Canvas Edition Choices
* indicates Edition is only available at Signature Galleries
|S/N - Standard Numbered
||Largest numbered edition available and thus the most affordable
|A/P - Artist Proof
||Smaller number issued than S/N, slightly more expensive
|G/P - Gallery Proof*
||1/3rd edition size of S/N, Gold Foil Remarque on front
|E/P - Examination Proof
||The first canvas of any image to reach the gallery walls. Only one E/P is issued per gallery as it is used as the show piece for collectors to view. Due to its restrictions, the release number is limited and has become the choice of a number of collectors.
|P/P - Publisher Proof*
||1/5th edition size of S/N, last Standard Enhancement edition
|A/N - Atelier National * (Giclee)
||400 piece select series, Enhanced Tone Printing Process
|R/E - Renaissance Edition*
||Very limited number released, brushstroke textured canvas, additionally highlighted by a Master Highlighter. Also has a Watermark Remarque on the back and is personally hand signed by artist.
|S/P - Studio Proof*
||Semi-original edition, smallest release number that we offer. Has the same brushstroke textured and highlighting offered in the R/E edition but also features a final highlight done by the artist themseles thus making this the most collectable Edition available.|
Glossary of Terms:
Edition: Levels offered on limited edition canvases - each containing various features making
them collectable. The "higher" the edition, the more features and thus the more collectable the
Enhanced Tone Printing Process: Featured process that results in a very crisp image with vibrant
coloring. Exclusive to A/N editions.
Gold Foil Remarque: A gold foil stamp on the front of the canvas that is exclusive to that
Textured Brushstroke Process: Offered only on R/E and S/P editions, this molding process
creates a texture replicating the look and feel of the original canvas as well as artist's
Watermark Remarque: Available exclusively to the R/E and S/P editions, and artist's personal signature that can be found on the back of
Masters Editions Frequently Asked Questions
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Your art order is packaged by skilled professionals. It will be thoroughly inspected before it is shipped. We are confident you will love the appearance and quality of your new fine art.
For that reason we guarantee your satisfaction. If your purchase does not meet your expectation for any reason, we will reverse the transaction. Please contact us either by phone or by E-mail. Tell us the reason for your dissatisfaction, and give us your full name and mailing address in the e-mail. We will attempt to satisfy your concerns. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from our company, you may return it to us within 30 days of your having received the order for an exchange or 100% refund on the cost of your product purchase. Please note that we will even refund your shipping charges on returned merchandise.
The only exception to this policy is any piece which you ask us to special order or an image that you have asked us to alter or customize. This exception will be explained to you at the time of purchase. The custom orders are the only items not returnable to us under this guarantee. If you are not informed that your order is a custom order, it is covered under this guarantee.