Some time ago I made a decision to limit the printing of my images. When you purchase my art, I want you to be confident that you won’t see the same piece show up over and over again. I will make numbered, limited editions of prints based upon size, treatment (color or black and white) and medium. When the limit has been reached I will cease printing that edition, with no exceptions. When I first print a piece, I may or may not make changes after seeing it on paper. These first few prints are “artist’s proofs” and I will sell them outside of the limited edition. Generally I only make 2 or 3 of these before finalizing the print.
The exception will be greeting cards, small prints (5×7 or smaller) and possibly some novelty items.
Since my salt prints are essentially one of a kind, I may create more than one print from an image. But, no two will be alike.
Each of my prints are signed and numbered enverso (on the reverse) in pencil if the paper allows. Some papers are coated and pencil just doesn’t work so I will use ink on those pieces.
For most images, I have standardized on 9×13 and 13×19 paper, mats 8×12 and 12×18 inside and 12×16 and 18×24 outside, and frames 12×16 and 18×24 inches.
I strive to use archival materials whenever possible. Salted paper prints (salt prints) by nature are not archival and will fade over time depending upon environment (many, many years if cared for properly). Every photograph should be displayed in a way to avoid direct sunlight or excessively bright conditions. In a perfect world temperature and humidity should be controlled but for most of us that isn’t practical. The rest of my prints are printed on acid free paper and the mats are also acid free or in some cases buffered and ph neutral paper. I print using Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink which will produce archival prints with amazing color fidelity, gloss level, and scratch resistance, while providing consistently stable colors. On the rare occasion I have an outside print shop produce a piece, I always demand the highest quality paper and ink available.
If you purchase an unmatted print, it may ship rolled up in a tube. Matted and framed pieces will shipped in flat packages and protected accordingly.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. The contact form on the right is a good way to do so.