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View Poll Results: Do you sign your prints?

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  • No.

    9 16.36%
  • Yes - on the back of the print.

    10 18.18%
  • Yes - in the boder of the print

    16 29.09%
  • Yes - on the back of the matte or frame

    1 1.82%
  • Yes - on the front of the matte

    19 34.55%
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    Do you sign your prints?

    I was having a discussion with my accountant...er, wife about this. Was wondering what the concensus of the group is.

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    My handwriting is so terrible i don't want to add my name and name of the photo but i sometimes do when because people ask for it.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

    I know what I want but I just don't know how to go about gettin' it.-Hendrix

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    I have always dry mounted my photos and signed the matte, but I'm considering printing my 8x10s on 11x14 and signing the print on the border and signing the window matte, too. As I'm not too valuable, machts nicht.
    Watch for Loose Gravel

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    If matte means the passe partout (framing) of the image, I have never understood that notion...
    it is not the passe partout I made - it is hopefully the image..

    so always in the print - to the low right corner.
    (sometimes on the border, but it isnt that often I make images with clear borders...)

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    Stieglitz was asked why he didn't sign his prints. He replied, "Does God sign the sky ?"

    I sign the back of mine.

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    "One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
    and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"

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    I sign them...

    ... but I sign them "Michael Kenna" and try to get 2000 quid for each...


    Bob.

    P.S. Apology for the short reply but I was only able to sneak in to the chief warden's office for a few minutes...

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    i sign mine on the back of the print, and on the overmat.
    i never use pen --- only pencil, and i always sign in 2 places so if the print is rematted at some point in the future, my mark is on the back of the print.

    ( only if i am going to try to sell in or hang it somewhere outside of my own home, otherwise they are unsigned )
    Last edited by jnanian; 09-28-2005 at 10:01 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    When I sign a print I want the signature to go everywhere the print goes. So to sign a matt is not signing the picture as far as I'm concerned. Once the matt is removed it's anybody's picture.

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    Stieglitz was a pompous ass.

    And yes I sign my prints.

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    Didn't respond to the poll because it won't let me choose two answers...I sign on the back of the print and I sign the matt if I indeed am selling it matted.

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