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certificates of authenticity


13 Apr 2017 1:10PM
Can anyone advise the best way to authenticate your work for resale, as a local shop is willing to sale my work on a sale or return basis so would like to make certain images a limited run (they haven't asked for certificates but want to be pre-prepared in case they do)
thewilliam2 3 1.5k United Kingdom
13 Apr 2017 2:31PM
I've known a few artists and photographers use an embossing stamp to apply their "badge" to one corner of the paper that carries the print.
13 Apr 2017 2:49PM
lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2017 5:21PM
I wrote some free software for managing Limited Editions: http://www.shepherdpics.com/lemon you might find it useful.

I use an embossing stamp like this: http://www.stampsdirect.co.uk/em-pocket-company-seal-33mm-diameter-1040-p.asp on the certificate and print.
13 Apr 2017 5:39PM

Quote:I wrote some free software for managing Limited Editions: http://www.shepherdpics.com/lemon you might find it useful.

I use an embossing stamp like this: http://www.stampsdirect.co.uk/em-pocket-company-seal-33mm-diameter-1040-p.asp on the certificate and print.


Just downloaded the standalone edition will let you know how I get on once I've installed it
Made this certificate from the template I downloaded would be interesting to know what people think


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/GSDARRI/Certificate%20of%20Authenticity.jpg







lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2017 9:06PM
Personally I would drop:
Format
genre
printer
ink
paper

most buyers wont care & its a lot of stuff to write on each one.
13 Apr 2017 9:31PM

Quote:Personally I would drop:
Format
genre
printer
ink
paper

most buyers wont care & its a lot of stuff to write on each one.


In regards to the print format, when you do a limited run in different sizes do you include that as the overall total of the limited edition for that image
Or limited runs in the different sizes, say for example limit run of 50 in 17" x 20" and then limited run say30 of a3+ of the same image but recording each as separate runs of limited edition prints dependant on size.

(hope this makes sense)

I will pm you in regards to the Lemon program
lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2017 10:31PM
Personally I do limited in one size 18" x 24". Any other size is not limited.

Though you do have to ask yourself if its worth the hassle of going LE in the first place. Might just be easier to do a certificate of authenticity rather than manage how many of each you have printed.
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2017 1:01PM
One thing you need to bear in mind is that, unfortunately, most people don't seem to be bothered whether or not a print is a limited edition. They just want something nice for the wall and you are competing with the mass produced stuff they can buy at Dunelm for a tenner.

Ian

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