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