SIGNED & NUMBERED PRINTS (S/N): are collector prints which will increase in value over time (once sold out). These collector prints include the regular S/N (signed and numbered) prints, A/P (artist proof) prints, and ENV (environmental edition prints). Jim's edition size has varied over the years from 450 prints to 950 prints to 1400 prints, and finally to a high point of 2000 prints. Today the edition size is 1000.
ARTIST PROOF PRINTS (A/P): have the same image size and image quality as S/N prints, but the A/P's have a hand embossed "Artist Proof" stamp next to the print number (stamped by Jim himself). The A/P edition has only 200 prints. Before the year 2000 the A/P edition size was only 95. "Automatic Customers " are required to purchase every print that Jim releases in order to keep their assigned print number. The smaller edition size and embossed stamp make the A/P's more valuable prints. Once the entire edition is sold out the A/P's are valued at 1 1/2 times the value of the S/N prints.
CANVAS PRINTS: are printed on the same canvas that Jim paints on which makes them very realistic when compared to his orginal paintings. The entire edition is first numbered to paper then as a canvas is requested Jim tears up a paper print & signs that number to canvas. This way even after the entire edition is sold out you can upgrade to canvas - as long as they are available & you have a numbered paper print to transfer.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDITION PRINTS (ENV): prints are a special edition that are not for retail sale. Jim donates this entire edition of 95 prints to various non-profit organizations for auctions, raffles, etc. These prints have an embossed gold seal in the image of the picture. The prints in the ENV Edition are more valuble than the prints in any other edition since there are fewer of them & they can not be purchased on a daily basis.