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    Thoughts on signing prints

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum or not, but I was wondering what the general consensus/best business practices are for how prints should be signed. Should they be pencil or ink, on the print or on the mat itself. FWIW, I sign prints in pencil on the mat.

    Your thoughts would be appreciated.
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    I sign mine on the print edge, outside the image area (my prints are are done with a black border as part of the print). I sign with a silver felt-tip pen.
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    I sign on the back in pencil.

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    Like David, On the back, along the border area with (C) name + date + Neg number.
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    There's a good discussion on this right now in the Azo forums on Michael and Paula's site:

    http://michaelandpaula.com/mp/AzoFor...GID=5117&CID=6

    Not sure how I'm going to deal with this issue when I mount my images for the photo exchange. I'll probably sign in the lower right corner, date in the left, and then sign again on the back with the # in the edition on the back.
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    I leave about 1/4" border on two sides and the top and about 3/8" on the bottom with an overlay/window mat. I sign in the bottom right margin: (c) year/name with a silver gray gel pen on the print. The signature is visable but does not stand out/distract, and it is perminently fixed to the print. If the print needs a title I will use the same pen and title it on the bottom left.

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    i sign the back in pencil, and when it is matted, i sign the matboard.

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    Sign the front of the overmatt, then stamp and title on the back. of the mount board. Dry mounting my prints from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmac
    Sign the front of the overmatt, then stamp and title on the back. of the mount board. Dry mounting my prints from now on.
    Brian,

    Where did you get the "stamp" for the back of your prints. I've been lookin for one but can't seem to find any.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Brett Weston (I'm sure others) used to cut an extra hole in the front mat and sign and date there. I always thought this was classy.

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