I’m kicking off the new year by doing something I’ve never done. For the first time ever, I’m releasing a limited edition print. Until now, all of my prints have been available as an “open edition”, which is another way of saying that I can make as many prints of any given image as I see fit. There is no self-imposed limit on the number of prints that can be made available for sale. As you may have deduced, a limited edition print is exactly the opposite: the print is offered in a limited quantity. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. No other prints of that image will ever be offered for sale.
Beginning in 2013 I will choose one image each year to release as a limited edition print. The image you see above, “Winter Aspens II, Utah”, is the first print to join this exclusive collection. The edition is limited to twenty five 8″ x 12″ prints and three artist’s proofs, one of which I will keep for display in my gallery. All prints are made on 11″ x 17″ Moab Entrada Rag Bright 300 paper. I chose this 100% cotton paper because of it’s substantial weight, subtle texture, and brilliant white, neutral surface that accurately reproduces tones and colors. It has a lovely matte finish and when displayed under non-glare glass there are no reflections to interfere with the viewing experience.
Each print will be custom made by me on an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printer using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. This paper and ink combination results in exceptional archival quality prints with lightfastness ratings that exceed 200 years for black and white prints when properly displayed, i.e. under glass and out of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. I will sign and number every print in the white margin on the bottom right edge of the print. A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity will accompany every print.
Prints will be shipped flat to avoid the dreaded curl that often results when prints are rolled and shipped in a tube. They will not be matted or have any kind of backing permanently affixed to them. These are loose prints and they should be framed as soon as possible upon receipt to minimize the risk of damage. The print in my gallery will be displayed with a thick black wood frame and a 3″ bright white mat.
Prints are available for $300 each. Shipping is $20 anywhere in the continental United States. International or overseas shipping is available and a delivery quote will be provided upon request.