Do you charge less for subsequent prints of the same image?

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  1. thedancefloor

    thedancefloor Member

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    I'm getting my prices in order, and I have another question for all of you.

    Do you charge less for subsequent prints of the same image? Or do you charge the same? Why?

    Thanks,

    Dallas
     
  2. Greg Davis

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    What is the context? When I work commercially I charge the same for each print, but for fine art limited edition work, the price increases as each one sells.
     
  3. thedancefloor

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    Well My focus is going to be family portraits. Kids in particular.
     
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    You can quote me on this "Whatever the market will bear!"

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    Less, because I print each picture individually. Once I lock in on an ideal print of the image (time, filter, dodging and burning, etc), I can easily print extra copies using the same settings.

    -Laura
     
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    If it is reprints at the same time of family portrait work I will discount subsequent prints.
     
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    I always discounted portraiture pakages and the individual prints were slighty higher. So, again, whatever the market will bear.
     
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    Just printed a portrait (B&W), took about an hour to get it right, took 20 minutes to make 7 more. I would discount at time of order. Later reprints, full price for first then discount quantity.
     
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    Same as Dave.
     
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    My practice as well.
     
  11. jnanian

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    if i have to print multiple images for the same "job"
    i charge more for the first, print mainly because
    the first print takes all the work
    ( exposure, burning, dodging, development methodology )
    the additional prints are just a repeat and cost less.
    i always make 1-2 extra and file them away,
    so if one of the prints is damaged or something happens to
    i have an extra ...
    and so if additional prints are needed at a later date ...
    i can put a finished print in a water bath and have something to "match"
    my new prints too ( for dry-down ) ...

    if it is "artwork" it depends whether it is
    something that i have a printer make for me, or i print myself.
    if i print it myself, i don't do editions &C so if i make a print ... and that's it
    if it is a "reproduction" the price stays the same, or increases as my overhead increases ...