AP stands for 'artist's proof' and is the English term for EA which means 'épreuve d'artiste'. These prints are versions of the artwork made for the artist by the printer for final inspection for example.
Guarantee on prints
We provide a lifelong guarantee on the quality of our Certified art Giclee™ prints provided that they have not been damaged or mishandled by the customer.
Our Decor Giclees come with a five year guarantee.
If you feel the quality of your artwork has deteriorated, please contact us via our contact form or call our gallery during business hours.
All our fine art prints are created from digitally made images or digital photography. They are not reproductions of a painting or drawing for example.
Our Certified Art Giclees™ are therefore often seen as the originals and we treat them as such. All our Certified Art Giclees prints are strictly controlled limited-editions, carefully created by the artist or studio in conjunction with the master printer and Cook & Becker.
For all the Certified Art Giclees™ and artworks of individual artists that we sell, Cook & Becker has an agreement in place that after the digital master file has been finalized, Cook & Becker controls this file and no other giclee or fine art print can be made outside the editions we offer to our customers.
For projects we do with game studios, corporations or certain art collectives Cook & Becker always tries to explicitly or implicitly make agreements about exclusivity and reprints but we cannot guarantee this to our customers unfortunately. This has do with the fact that most game studios can't or won't legally agree to exclusivity for instance. We do guarantee though that Cook & Becker itself will never issue new prints outside the original edition or do reprints.
All our Certified Art Giclee prints are individually created and numbered and are most often signed. They also come with a dated Certificate of Authenticity signed by the master printer and signed or marked by the artist or studio.
Our Decor Giclees do not come with an exclusivity guarantee.