In the mid-1980's, the Mattress Factory initiated the Artist Limited Edition Series to provide artists with the opportunity to create editions of small works that are permanent and accessible to the public long after their temporary installations were dismantled. These prints or objects also serve as documentation of each artist's way of engaging the creative process.
Each situation is unique and artists may choose to make prints, small objects, or both. Artists, assisted by museum staff, work with a variety of professional printmaking studios, foundries, and fabrication workshops to produce the editions. The Artist Limited Edition Series enables artists who work in the medium of site-specific installations to make smaller, more intimate works.