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Dinarius

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Signing Prints - what do you do?
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:47:24 am »

1. Typcially, how many APs? (artist proofs)
2. How many in an edition?
3. Do you sign front or back?
4. Ink, pen, pencil?
5. Do you use a rubber stamp with pre-labled slots that you then fill-in by hand?
6. If a rubber stamp, do you use a special ink that won't harm the photo paper? If so, which brand?
7. Anything else?

I know it's a mundane question. But, I've seen so many variants, I'm just wondering if there's a consensus.

Thanks.

D.
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elliot_n

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Re: Signing Prints - what do you do?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 09:25:13 am »

2
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Back
Pencil
No
N/a
No
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PeterAit

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Re: Signing Prints - what do you do?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 10:07:16 am »

Maybe the reason there are so many variants is because there is no one best way.

I would never sign on the print, and I CERTAINLY would not use a rubber stamp.

For prints that are mounted traditionally, with an overmat and in a frame, I use pencil to sign the mat at the lower right corner of the window, and put the date at the lower left. Sometimes I write the title, centered.

For canvas wraps, I print a label, about 4x6 inches, with the title, date, description of the print (e.g., Medium: Archival digital inkjet (giclée) print on canvas), a brief blurb about print care, and a place for my signature. I attach this to the back of the canvas.
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