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Above: A selection of limited edition signed prints you can purchase online from The John Dyer Gallery. Explore the signed print range

Imagine adorning your walls with exclusive, one-of-a-kind signed prints from renowned Cornish artists. Limited edition art prints not only elevate the aesthetics of your space but also serve as a symbol of authenticity and a valuable investment, and they are affordable too. Join us as we explore the captivating world of signed prints and limited edition artworks, guiding you through their significance, the process of investing and buying them, and the art of gifting these unique pieces.

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What we will explore:

  • Discover an impressive array of limited edition art pieces with authenticity demonstrated by the artist’s signature. It's the next best this to owning an original painting.

  • Investing in limited edition artworks requires research and verifying authenticity to ensure a sound investment.

  • Gifting a signed print is a special gesture that can be enhanced with a personalised presentation.

Discover the World of Signed Prints & Limited Edition Art Prints

Limited edition signed print by artist John Dyer of the Falmouth Tall Ships parade of sail
Above: Signed limited edition print by John Dyer of the Falmouth Tall Ships parade of sail. This is the official print for the Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta 2023. Edition of only 100 signed and numbered prints. Buy online.

Limited edition artworks, also known as limited editions, are popular due to their rarity and collectability. These treasured art pieces are typically created in restricted numbers, adding value and desirability. An artist’s signature serves as a stamp of authenticity, demonstrating ownership by the artist and allowing collectors to identify the artist and the artwork.

Diving into the world of signed prints, you’ll encounter an impressive array of limited edition art prints spanning Cornish contemporary, British, French, seascapes, and landscapes but not abstract styles. These exclusive pieces are intentionally limited in number, preserving their exclusivity and increasing the value of each print.

The Importance of an Artist's Signature

An artist’s signature is a powerful symbol, holding the key to the artwork’s identity. It authenticates and attributes the piece to the artist, leaving a personal mark of their identity on the print. A signed print can garner a higher value and collectability, imparting a sense of authenticity and ownership.

Beyond verifying the artwork’s provenance, an artist’s signature connects to the artist. It is a unique one-off original mark showing the artist personally handled, approved, produced and released the print, making a signed print a unique and treasured addition to any art collection.

Rarity and Collectability

The scarcity and exclusivity of limited edition artworks make them a sought-after addition to any art collection. A signed print’s value is influenced by the following:

  • The artist’s signature, often doubling or even tripling the worth of the prints.

  • The artist and their biography and history. All our artists at The John Dyer Gallery are very well known.

  • Rarity - if the print is from an edition of less than 150 prints, it can be considered rare.

  • Condition of the print and how it was printed.

These factors contribute to its overall value.

As a collector or art enthusiast, limited edition signed prints offer an opportunity to own a piece of art history, with each limited edition print holding its own story and significance. The rarity and collectability of these limited edition prints make them an attractive investment and a conversation starter in any setting.

Browse our Extensive Collection of Limited Edition Signed Prints

Framed signed limited edition prints displayed in a coastal beach home setting  

Our extensive collection of limited edition signed prints features renowned and up-and-coming artists John Dyer and Joanne Short, offering something for every taste and preference. With various sizes, you’ll find the perfect piece to complete your collection or enhance your living space. We do not offer a bespoke framing service but advise using a bespoke framing service locally to ensure that your artwork is protected and beautifully presented and you get the best value.

From contemporary seascapes to gardens, landscapes to cityscapes, our signed print collection offers diverse styles and subjects, catering to all artistic inclinations. Step into a world of artistic expression and immerse yourself in the captivating realm of limited edition signed prints.

Famous Artists John Dyer & Joanne Short

You’ll find the works of acclaimed artists John Dyer and Joanne Short among our esteemed collection of limited edition signed prints. John Dyer, a renowned Cornwall artist, is celebrated for his vibrant beach paintings, landscapes and coastal art, which beautifully capture the essence of seaside living. Joanne Short, a celebrated British artist, produces vivid and colourful art, transcending the boundaries of traditional artistic expression.

Owning a signed print from artists like John Dyer and Joanne Short is an opportunity to bring a piece of their world into your home, enhancing its ambience with their unique artistic vision. These limited edition signed prints are a testament to the creative genius of these remarkable artists.

Diverse Range of Styles and Subjects

Our signed print collection boasts many styles and subjects, ensuring that something suits everyone’s taste and preferences. We offer a stunning selection of limited-edition art prints, including:

  • Contemporary

  • Coastal

  • Environmental

  • Seascapes

  • Landscapes

  • Cityscapes

Choose from our collection and find the perfect piece for your home or office.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector, a budding art enthusiast, or simply looking for that perfect piece to adorn your walls, our extensive collection offers a variety of signed prints that cater to all artistic inclinations. Discover the diverse range of styles and subjects in our collection and let your imagination run wild as you explore the captivating world of limited edition signed prints.

Enhance Your Art with Framing

Framed signed prints on a lounge wall

Framing plays a crucial role in protecting and enhancing the beauty of your signed prints. A well-chosen frame provides a finished look, adds depth and dimension to the size of the artwork, and preserves the piece from dust, moisture, and damage, ensuring its longevity.

At our gallery, we understand the importance of framing and are pleased to offer expert advice and consultation to our customers to assist you in selecting the ideal frame for your signed print if you need any advice. With various frame options and materials, you can trust our expertise to help you make the perfect choice at your framers.

Frame Options and Materials

Frames come in various types and materials, each offering its distinct advantages. Some common types include:

  1. Wooden frames are perfect for signed prints.

  2. Poster frames: ideal for showcasing artwork of a lower value.

  3. Floating frames: create a modern aesthetic.

  4. Shadow box frames: well-suited for displaying 3D objects.

  5. Metal frames: ideal for a modern or metropolitan feel

The frame materials vary, including wood, paper-wrapped, metal, and plastic options. Each material provides its unique aesthetic appeal and durability, allowing you to choose a frame that complements your signed print and ensures its protection and preservation.

Expert Advice and Consultation

A good framer will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you through the many choices that best enhance and preserve your artwork.:

  • The appropriate material of the frame for your interior and use.

  • The style to suit your space.

  • The size of the mount and the width of the frame to complement your chosen art.

  • The colour of the frame and PH neutral mount.

  • The conservation options and choice of glazing from acrylic, glass or museum glass.

By consulting with a professional framer, you can ensure your signed print is showcased to its fullest potential, adding depth, dimension, and a touch of sophistication to your living space.

Investing in Limited Edition Artworks

John Dyer pictured in Japan where his signed prints are collected
Above: Artist John Dyer pictured on tour in Japan when he exhibited signed prints in twelve galleries and met his Japanese fans. John Dyer's signed prints are highly sought after and collected in Japan.

Investing in limited edition prints and artworks can be a rewarding endeavour, offering the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enhance the value of your collection. Limited-edition art prints are typically more valuable than open-edition prints due to their rarity and higher demand. Still, open-edition prints can be an excellent option as they are often archival.

Understanding the factors that influence the value of limited edition artworks is essential when venturing into the world of art investment. By conducting thorough research on the artist, the artwork, and the market and purchasing from a reliable source, you can make informed decisions and build a collection that will stand the test of time.

Factors Influencing Value

Joanne Short limited edition signed print of Mousehole in Cornwall

Above: Joanne Short's latest signed print that is limited to only 50 signed and numbered prints. 'Roses in the Window, Mousehole' is available now.  Buy online

Several factors can influence the value of limited edition artworks. Rarity and collectability are key considerations, as they can increase the desirability and demand for the artwork. The artist's reputation also plays a significant role in determining the value of a piece, with works by renowned artists often commanding higher prices.

The factors that impact the value of limited edition artworks include:

  • The artist’s reputation and popularity

  • The rarity of the artwork

  • The condition of the artwork

  • The demand for the artwork

  • The provenance (history of ownership) of the artwork

By understanding these factors, you can make informed investment decisions and watch your collection grow in beauty and worth.

Tips for Art Investors

When investing in limited edition artworks, you must do your due diligence. Here are some steps to follow.

  1. Research the artist, their work, and the market to ensure you’re making a sound investment.

  2. Purchase from a reputable source.

  3. Verify the artwork’s authenticity through a certificate of authenticity or buy directly from the artists or their direct representative; a certificate is not required. is an excellent example of this direct link to the artists.

Following these steps will give you peace of mind in your investment.

An artist’s signature is crucial in investing, as it authenticates the artwork and verifies its provenance. Moreover, it can also enhance the artwork’s value and increase its collectability. Considering these factors, you can make informed decisions and build a valuable and diverse art collection you enjoy.

Gifting Signed Prints: A Unique and Lasting Gesture

Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Moonlit Lovers'. Cornwall Art Gallery Print
Above: Limited Edition Print by Cornish Artist John Dyer. 'Moonlit Lovers'. Cornwall. A perfect signed print for a romantic gift. Buy online

Presenting a signed print as a gift has a positive, enduring impact, conveying creativity and thoughtfulness. It is an extraordinary addition to any home, offering a unique and lasting reminder of your affection and appreciation. To ensure the preservation of your gift, present the signed print in a protective sleeve or have it framed.

Including a personalised note on the back of the frame expressing your gratitude, the artwork's gifting date and significance can make your gift even more meaningful.

Choosing the Perfect Piece

Selecting the perfect signed print as a gift involves considering the recipient’s taste and the artwork’s significance. When researching the artist and their body of work, consider their reputation, the type of art they produce, and whether it aligns with the recipient’s personality.

In addition to the artist and style, consider any personal connections the recipient may have with the subject matter or theme of the artwork, making the gift even more meaningful and cherished. A thoughtfully chosen signed print can make a lasting impression and serve as a treasured reminder of your love and appreciation.

Personalised Presentation

Adding a personal touch to your gift with customised presentation options can make it an unforgettable gesture. Here are some ideas:

  • Consider presenting the signed print in a uniquely romantic setting

  • Surprise the recipient through a scavenger or treasure hunt

  • Deliver the gift in a creative package or at a particular location or event

A personalised presentation can make your gift stand out, leaving a lasting impression and creating a cherished memory for the recipient.


In conclusion, signed prints and limited edition artworks offer a captivating world of exclusivity, beauty, and value. Whether you’re a collector, an investor, or simply looking to enhance your living space, these unique pieces provide endless opportunities for enjoyment and appreciation. With a diverse range of styles and subjects, expert framing advice available locally, and a range of personalised presentation options, our collection of limited edition signed prints is sure to inspire and delight. Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of signed prints, and discover the lasting joy and beauty they bring to your home and life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are signed prints worth anything?

Signed limited edition art prints can be a wise investment, as they usually have a rarity value. Demand for limited edition signed art prints makes them even more valuable and worth considering. Remember that art will not be guaranteed to increase in value when investing, so choose art you love.

What is a signed print?

A signed print is a piece of artwork produced by means of transferring ink onto a particular medium and hand-signed by the artist, potentially with a numbering indicating its place in a limited edition. Signatures add to the artwork’s authenticity and are highly valued by collectors. Look for giclée prints for maximum longevity.

Should art prints be signed?

Signing prints is an essential practice for any artist creating limited editions. Our artists use 4B pencils to sign their images printed on watercolour archival paper.

Are all prints signed by the artist?

The artist signs and numbers most limited prints in an edition to symbolise approval and ownership. Some prints will have an 'AP' 'artist proof' rather than a number. However, open editions, poster prints and other non-limited prints are not signed.

Are limited edition prints worth anything?

Limited edition prints can be a valuable art investment due to their exclusivity and potential for increased value. There is, however, no guarantee any particular artwork will keep or increase in value.

These prints are often produced in limited numbers, making them highly sought after and collectable. They can be a great way to build an art collection affordably.

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