Yes, if interested in archival standard.
Originally Posted by Mahler_one
I misread your question as labeling the back of the print itself, which I now understand was not your primary consideration. Rubber stamps, as Zewrack has mentioned, can be ordered cheaply on the net, designed with spaces to write in print–specific information. These may be used with non acidic inks to stamp either or both the print (loose, carefully on thicker papers) and mount board.
Alternatively, you can design (which you will want to do even if you order a stamp) and print your own label "blanks" on any papers you desire, dry mounting them to the print, and/or of course, the mount. One jpg file created in a drawing program can serve all these ends. I print up pages formatted for 10 labels at a time both on 2"x4" adhesive label sheets (for non-archival uses), or fine linen 8.5"x11" papers. The linen sheets may then be tacked with dry mount tissue, cut into 10 individual 2"x4" labels ready for dry mounting (example: see Provenance, or here).
And really alternatively, and perhaps best of all, one might consider transcribing information directly, especially if one has interesting calligraphic handwriting.
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