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When creating limited edition prints, there are a few things to keep in mind.

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Choosing to offer your work in limited edition prints might help to pique collectors' curiosity and create a feeling of urgency in the purchasing process. Understanding what art purchasers expect when buying limited editions, on the other hand, is an essential aspect of your job as an artist. There are a number of considerations to make, ranging from the size of the edition to how to correctly sign and date your prints. How do you keep your customers pleased and keep them coming back for more professionally produced Limited Edition Photography? We answer the questions you should ask yourself and offer advice on how to conduct a successful limited edition run.


Select the Size of the Edition Carefully


Limited edition prints are more valuable than open edition prints, but you won't be able to change your mind and generate more photos once you've decided on the size, even if they sell faster than you expected. This isn't just about breaking your word – which is terrible enough for your reputation - it also affects the value of the items you've already sold. While the more limited the set, the more precious the photographs, choose a quantity based on how many copies you want to sell or believe you will be able to sell. There is no such thing as a "right" or "wrong" number, nor is there a "best" edition size.


If you intend to make limited edition prints, decide on the quantity of the run ahead of time and tell potential customers how many will be made. Limited edition print buyers frequently rely their purchase decisions on the notion that the piece is limited, and changing the run size constitutes a breach of faith.


If your work is printable, you don't have to print the entire run at once, no matter what number you choose.


Allow for flexibility.


Original Photoraphy Framed can be manufactured in a variety of sizes as long as you tell your customers what you mean when you claim the piece is a limited edition. Explain, for example, if your work is a silkscreen, that the image will never be printed at that size again. This gives you the option of producing a limited-edition poster print, for example, and then an open-edition of notecards at a later time.

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