Are all works signed by the artists?
Yes, all editions of the Portuguese Printmaking Center (Centro Português de Serigrafia) are signed by the artists. They are also numbered, never exceeding 200 copies, and certified with the CPS white seal.
Exception: rare editions, such as some ceramic pieces or posthumous works, are not signed and contain this indication.
What is the shipping cost?
The shipping cost depends on the country of delivery and the order volume. Click here to see the table.
Can I use my membership fees online?
Yes, for that you have to register on CPS website activating the box "I am a CPS Member" and then indicating your Member Number and your Vat Number. The website will cross-reference the data giving you access to your personal area with your history of artworks and available fees that you can use when ordering online.
Can I order online and pick up at a CPS gallery?
Yes, in the shopping cart you can choose the CPS gallery where you prefer to pick up your order.
Can I also order by phone?
Yes, you can also order by phone and email. Contact us on +351 213 933 260 or +351 964 942 317 from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm. Or send us an email to email@example.com
Why are there two different prices?
Every work presents a PVP (normal price) and a special Member Price. CPS Members benefit from a discount applied to PVP and to every single work, without exception. They have also the possibility to use their membership fees to get the prints at unique and exclusive values.
How do I become a CPS Member?
How can I consult my artworks history?
Once you’ve registered online, you can access your artworks history by introducing your login and password. If you’re a member you can also consult the paid fees and use them to choose your favorite new artworks on the website.
When an edition is sold out, can another one be made?
No it can’t, CPS editions are unrepeatable. The print’s matrix is destroyed in the end of the edition process. Engraving plates, for example, are drilled and scratched in order to avoid parallel editions unauthorized by the artist and by the editor.
What are the differences between the several original print techniques?
Click here to get detailed information on the different techniques.
Is Original Print considered an “original art work”?
Original Print is born from an image produced in a surface worked by the artist – as a stone or wood block, a copper plate or even a simple paper drawing – and becomes an original art work the print resulting from the surface the artist chose to be the base of his works creation. That print will be included in an unlimited and unrepeatable edition, numbered and signed by the artist, whose identity is reinforced by a CPS seal stamped on it.
What does it mean PA and HC?
PA (Prova de Artista) or Artist’s Proof identifies the prints made to the artist and are usually 10% of the global edition.
HC (Hors Commerce) comprises the prints made to the editor and are usually 10% of the global edition.
For example, an edition may have 100 prints + 10 PA + 10 HC.