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Susan Hayden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/11/2004


Should I sign my photos? I was thinking it might be distracting. Let me know Thanks Sue

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6/1/2005 6:53:21 AM

Eric Highfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2003
  I don't think there is any right answer to that. For limited edition prints, some people sign and number the matting and others do it right on the print itself.

Personally I stamp the back of open edition prints with a customized stamp with the StoneHorse Studios name & logo over the words "Authorized & Authentic", and I leave it at that. Getting the stamp cost me all of $30 cdn, so it wasn't a huge expense.

I had a second stamp made for limited edition prints that had a line for title, print number, and signature, for which I'll stamp the back of the print and add in the print #, title and signature by hand. I'll also provide a corresponding certificate of authenticity with a logo impression seal (the sealer cost me about $60 cdn), and also will sign the print or mat upon request.

This system works for me, but again, itís a matter of personal taste. Just remember to use archival pens and ink pads!!

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6/1/2005 11:36:45 AM

Doug  Elliott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2004
  I agree with StoneHorse Studios. But, I sign all my work when it leaves. I want people to know who the artist is that created that image. Just like Monet, and Renoir people want to know which photographer produced the work.

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6/2/2005 9:34:03 AM

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