> From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Well, I?m about to sell my own prints for the first time ever.
You’ll know you’ve REALLY arrived when your work sells in the third-party
market. At one art festival, a fellow photographer rushed over to me in mock
excitement, and said, “Hey! I just discovered there’s a third-party market for
“Really? Congratulations!” I sincerely exclaimed.
“Yea, see that $300 print over there?” he said, pointing back at his tent,
“Someone just told me he scored one of those in a garage sale for $10! He
thought it was a GREAT PRICE for the frame!"
> It?s a bit daunting because the charming buyer has asked for my signature on
> each of the prints… Where do you think I should sign, with what medium
> (pencil, fibretip . . .) and what should I sign? Should it be my full name
> or my normal signature?
I signed anything bigger than 4”x5” with my “bank signature,” first and last
name. On smaller prints, I used my initials.
My medium was a back-printed polyester film, so it was a bit of a pain finding
something that worked well. Most things just didn’t stick. Sharpie stuck, but
was basically invisible. (As displayed at the Marylhurst Art Gallery:
I ended up using opaque paint pens. They are the aluminum cylinders that
rattle, with a shaker inside, and a pressure-sensitive tip. They are available
in a wide variety of colours, so you can always choose something that shows up
and complements. I tended to use gold and silver. I think this had a very
professional look, much better than a Sharpie. You can find them in artists’
supply stores and better stationery stores.
They’re a bit of a pain to use. You need to hold it vertical, without much
slant, and you need to make sure the paint is flowing well. Sign a blank or two
first! With a matte finish (like cotton rag water colour paper), they tend to
gum up and jam.
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