I think I'm reaching the stage of being ready to try to sell some prints -- need to get some VC fiber paper and a print washer, but that's within reach, just about. What I'm looking for is, what's really *needed* to sell prints. I see notations of prints selling for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, with X mounting board, Y overmat, in Z frame, but I also see eBay sellers apparently peddling the bare print (but with no information on how many they actually sell). And for me, at least at first, every dollar I have to put into a print before sale pushes the day I have something ready to try to sell that much further away. Printing on fiber, archival washing, toning, check; not much extra cost above the RC prints I've been learning on. Unfortunately, I have neither money nor space for a dry mount press, can't readily afford a matt cutter setup, nor a stack of board to ruin learning to cut matts (accurately and cleanly); paying someone to do these operations gets ugly *fast* when it's out of pocket, speculative money (like buying a car to start a cab company, without really knowing if anyone in your town will actually ride in your cab). If I have to invest a couple hundred dollars in a print before I can sell it, it's not going to happen any time soon. OTOH, if I can sell "naked" prints, I could have them on the market within a few more months -- just a matter of getting a print washer, buying a box or two of fiber VC paper, and reprinting some of my best work. Now, I fully realize that a "naked" print isn't going to bring a bazillion dollars -- and that's perfectly fine. If I can sell some prints at a modest price, I'm ahead of NOT selling prints at gallery prices. If I bring in enough to keep the freezer and darkroom stocked, my photography will be self-sustaining, and it'll be a lot easier to maintain equipment and buy more because I won't have to sell those expenditures to the wife on top of a film/paper/chemical budget. And it wouldn't take much more beyond that to make photography a net gain in the budget instead of a sink (a few dozen prints a year would do that at eBay "naked" print prices) -- and beyond that lies the ability to start doing things like traveling for images, hiring models, etc. So -- do "naked" prints actually sell? If not, how much do I need to put into a print to make it saleable?