Signing your work?

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  1. wildmaven

    wildmaven TPF Noob!

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    As a gallery owner, I've seen all styles of signatures, placement, and technique of applying them. However, now that my work is starting to sell, I am finding myself wondering what is best. Some people put their name on the image digitally, others use a silver pen. Do you think a signature detracts from the image? Is it necessary to put it on the actual image? Comments? Thoughts? :greenpbl:
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Personally, I think the signature should go either on the front, but on the edge, where it will be hidden by a matte....or else on the back.
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I signing and date the back if with a soft B pencil so it does not cut into the paper, if its matte and frame I sign and date the matte in bottom right
     
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    i sign the bottom right of the matte and if it has a title, i title the bottom left of the matte. if i am selling it to a stranger, i sign the back.
     
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    i usually use a large (1" across) paintbrush and red egshell enamel house paint (dutch boy brand) and sign the print across the middle.









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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    :lol: --- yay, Tony! :biglaugh:
    That's quite like it!
    Your photos sell like hot buns, I am sure? :lmao:
     
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    well... sales have been slow lately... haha dont know why
     

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