An original piece of popular art can be costly, but reproduction paintings are crafted and sold at a much more affordable price. This is because the duplicates are exact when compared to the original piece. The works are copied with a dot matrix pattern, which is a design of dots in the shape of the work of art. The copies are even capable of an increase in their worth, which means that as the years go by the selling price goes up. This is a fact known by most collectors, though they accumulate their treasures more for enjoyment than for profit.
The identical copies are sold for a more cost efficient price because they are not the original pieces of art. The replicas are copied onto different types of mediums, such as cardboard, paper, fiberboard, and canvas. If the reproduction paintings are done as canvas art, the purchaser can tell the difference between the original and the duplicate by looking at the edges of the board. The original piece would have inconsistencies in color, stray hairs from the brush, and multiple layers of paint. On the other hand, the replica is smoother and steadier. Usually, the replicated piece would bear a copyright on its surface as well.
An art collection of such popular artwork can easily be invested in, and be expected to return its investment multiple times over. This is because the depicted images are still done professionally, and are kept in immaculate condition. Many people confuse these items with prints, which are computer generated rather than handcrafted. This is because a print is still considered a replica of the original painting. The painting is meticulously copied by hand with the matrix pattern, leaving no detail overlooked.