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    Signing prints question.

    Hi All,

    A simple question, but one I don't know the ans to. What is the best instrument to sign you prints (actually on the print and a glossy surface) pencil or pen and what type?

    Thank you

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    verso on the print with pencil.

    pencil under the print on the backboard.
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    I agree without the fancy language. I sign the back in pencil, I emboss some prints with my name and city, or I sign the mat of framed prints.

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    What ann said!

    Never on the print, never, ever...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails PrintSigning1.jpg   PrintSigning2.jpg  
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    ooops sorry not actually on the print but below like you Ralph. What type of pencil?

    Thanks

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    Do what you want..... I don't know about the never ever biz. I do sign my prints in the white border. I sometimes sign color prints with a metalic pen in a subtle way. In today's copy crazy world... I occasionally make my mark on my "consumer grade" images and prints.

    Fine art B_W whatever that means... to me hand printed by me, I sometime emboss, and always sign the back in pencil.

    I Like a soft pencil a HB works best for me.

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    i sign the back of the print in soft pencil
    and the mat in the same pencil

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraigm View Post
    ... What type of pencil?
    To follow the guidelines of not distracting from the image itself, print identification must be clear, but modest. A freshly sharpened or hard pencil will mar the surface and disrupts the smooth flow of writing. A pencil too soft, on the other hand, will make the writing far too dominant, demanding more attention than this secondary information deserves. Consequently, I use a normal #2 (in the US) or 2H (in Europe) pencil.
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    verso is not fancy language, it is the correct term. We need to use the proper Language to Communicate Intelligently



    How about just turn the dial to a thinie, so the dodad is correct. How would we be able to discuss fstop /shutter speeds in that manner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann View Post
    verso is not fancy language, it is the correct term. We need to use the proper Language to Communicate Intelligently



    How about just turn the dial to a thinie, so the dodad is correct. How would we be able to discuss fstop /shutter speeds in that manner?
    If I had been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better arrangement of the Universe.
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