[pure-silver] Re: Editions and Numbering

My editions are *very* limited in any way, my bigger print production is for 
the PSPE (Pure-Silver Prints Exchange) and we're talking of a dozen of prints 
every 6 months !
Does this make them invaluable ? :-)

Claudio Bonavolta
http://www.bonavolta.ch

PS: and *NO* I don't destroy negs either !!!

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De: Snoopy <snoopy@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 11:23:49 +0200
Sujet: [pure-silver] Re: Editions and Numbering
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>Dear Harry,
>
>well I think "limited editions" are only worthwhile if they are truly 
>limited i.e. you need to DESTROY the negative after the limited edition 
>is printed.
>
>This in itself is something so truly horrid and alien to me that I would 
>NEVER do it!
>
>I mean: here we are talking about archival negatives, prits, toning and 
>all that jazz and then we should destroy all that hard work ?
>
>No no, I am afraid such actions would badly influence my mood, weight 
>and sex life, :-) hence I don't do it.
>
>ARGH. The temperature outside just dropped about 5 dgrees :-)
>
>Love,
>Snoopy
>
>-- 
>"Cetero censeo, digitalem esse delendam"
>
>Harry Lock wrote:
>> Hi All
>>
>> All this talk of fibre-prints has got me thinking of the age-old 
>> question - "To number, or not to number".
>>
>> I am sure this has been discussed here before, but if you don't mind 
>> could I raise the question again.
>>
>> How many on the list print photographic prints and sell them as 'art' 
>> - in galleries, etc. (as opposed to printing for commercial clients 
>> and commissions.) That is, you take a photograph, decide it is worthy 
>> of selling, make some prints and frame or mount and sell them through 
>> a gallery.
>>
>> If so, do print an edition, ie.limiting the number of prints, and 
>> number the prints accordingly?
>>
>> Then the questions are:
>> How do you determine how many to to print from the negative?
>> Do you print then all at once - same paper, chemicals, toners, etc.,
>> or do you print on demand from a catalogue say.
>> If you choose to print on demand, and let's say you have chosen to 
>> print the previos images in the edition on 12 X 16 inch paper, and a 
>> client order a smaller or larger image, is it still part of the 12 X 
>> 16 edition, or do you stick to your guns and say it comes in only one 
>> size?
>> When you price the work, does the selling price increase with the 
>> edition number? ie prints numbered 1-10 = $100.00; 11-20 = $150.00 and 
>> prints 21-30 = $200.00, and so on.
>>
>> And then the last question: does the numbering of prints really 
>> increase the value of the print, and does the average buyer really 
>> understand the concept and appreciate the value of a limited edition?
>>
>> Sorry for all the questions - it is looking like one of those dreadful 
>> surveys we all try to avoid.
>>
>> Cheers for now
>>
>> Harry
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