Re: Presentation Question

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/09/04-05:57:32 PM Z
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I usually do not sign on important prints directly. For display
prints, I usually frame myself, and I sign on the matt board,
particularly because I print slightly larger than actual image area
and crop the image with matt board. But that's my personal preference
(and how I learned). For non-important prints I might sign on
prints. Since I don't sign on prints, I use stamp on the back to
indicate it is my work. I asked around for recommendation for ink
pads, and mine seems to work well. (It's water based but once dried,
it's insoluble in water.)

>From archiving/conservation viewpoint you'll find recommendations not
to write anything other than near the edges of back of prints. Even
then there are issues like what pencil/ink to use, etc. This is
probably most stringent case and you can make your own rule based on
it, but I think understanding the reasons for such recommendations
would be useful, if you care about the permanence of your work.

Ryuji Suzuki
"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Thu Sep 9 18:42:27 2004

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