Quote Originally Posted by MaximusM3 View Post
Really? how does that work?? Once you have an image done, finished, on your screen, an Epson 7890 can crank out 100 IDENTICAL 11x14 prints in about 8 hours. Do you really think you could get 100 complex prints, that require dodging, burning, maybe masking, bleaching, toning, washing, drying in 8 hours?? AND do you truly believe that it is not harder to produce 100 beautiful silver gelatin prints than it is spitting out inkjets, even after counting maybe one hour of post processing work in front of a screen? Please, let's get real.
When I do gravure, even after I get a plate finished, it probably takes me 4-5 hours to get five prints that I consider worthy of being framed, sold, or for a gallery show. It is NOT the same, for as much as you want to believe otherwise.
OK lets say it takes a week. You can still produce far more than the limited edition number if you wanted to.

What I said was that either medium could over produce limited editions if they were unscrupulous.

On top of that you could crank out analog prints in a factory setting much like Kinkade did.

There is certainly no guarantee that "hand made" is a protected limited edition any more than anything else is if someone wanted to cheat the marketplace.