When the press was first established, we had no plans of publishing Artist editions, however it soon became clear that a lower priced edition was important to many of our customers. We therefore made the decision to produce an “AE” whenever possible.
There are two reasons we would not publish an AE. The first is related to rights. Occasionally, licensing rights are not available for a higher print run edition. The second reason has to do with demand. In order for us to offer these editions at a lower price point, we must produce them in volume; and for some editions, demand is not there to support the higher print runs.
We make every effort to include an AE for as many titles as possible.