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05-27-2003, 04:49 PM
I'm hoping to get some advice from the more experienced printmakers on our board here.
How do I number my hand-colored prints.
I know how to number the black and whites, is it the same and you add a little hc to it, or is it a 1/1 since they are hand-colored and no two are exactly alike?

I'm putting 2 of my prints in a show this weekend and would like to look like I know what I'm doing!



05-30-2003, 03:21 AM
The use of VE for Varied edition is the proper way to designate hand colored prints, or prints that are done in one color of ink and changed to another color later in the edtion.

Intaglio VE1/10 "Name of print" Signature and Date

Relief VE1/10 " " " "

05-30-2003, 09:46 AM
Hi Sassybird,
thanks that helps clear that up. I just have one more question so that I do this right.
If I have a series of 25 prints and I handcolor 10 of them, do I number the varied edition 1/10 or 1/25, and the other 15 that are just one color of ink, do they get numbered 1/15 or 1/25?
Thanks for help!!!!


05-31-2003, 07:34 PM
You should still use VE since part of the edtion is different, but the print is the same. So, you would put VE 1/25, 4/25 etc....

06-01-2003, 11:42 AM
This is an additional question to piggyback on humblebee's question. What is the proper way to number the proofs? Is is something like proof/1 and the date? I tend to print more than one proof as I determine how I want prints to look.