Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by Mole, Mar 8, 2007.
When you sell a print do any of you sign them? This is speaking non commercial.
I sign prints that get matted and framed. I give a lot of prints away but they never get signed. Use a pencil for archival archival purposes. Make sure it is out of the image area.
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I sign all my prints.
Depends on the buyers. I probably only sell about 15-20 actual prints a month and I only sign maybe 4-6 a month. For my wedding packages I have a digital signature that goes in the lower corner of the larger prints.
If I give prints away, I stamp the back with my name and contact information. When I sell prints, I sign the back and I am considering signing the mats of framed photos. I think about it this way: when I buy art, I like to see the artist's signature. It makes the work more personal. If I didn't care about who made it, I would buy art from Pier One Imports or some other chain store. (Not that my images are necessarily "art" but the people who buy it don't have to know that.)
I don't know what you mean by "non commercial," though. If there is money involved in the transaction, doesn't that make it commercial?
Excuse me for being thick but does that mean you sign the matt? Or do you cut your matts larger than the image size?
Depends on how I mat them. If I use a float mat, then I sign the print. If not, I sign the mat. But in all cases, if it is framed and offered for sale or display, I always sign.
If I give the print, it doesn't get signed usually.
I always sign the print on the on the back in the bottom right hand corner. Also like to include the date. The matte buts to the image in my personal work. My editorial work gets a byline that adds white space.
I sign all prints 16x20 and larger.
I sign all prints sold as fine art, but either on the back of the print, or in the border (I print all photos to be matted with huge borders) in a location that can be covered or displayed depending on how the mat is cut. My preference is to not display the signature; I think that it usually detracts from the photograph, but I got tired of arguing with clients who think the signature makes the photo more important. If they want my signature to show, so be it.
I sign them on the back.
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