Should I offer my prints as Open or Limited Editions?

Something to take in to consideration when deciding whether a print is going to have a limited or open edition run is greetings cards and postcards. Although there are no hard and fast rules here, it is actively frowned upon to produce greetings cards and postcards from an image that is available as a limited edition print. After all, how limited is limited if there are hundreds or even thousands of greetings cards and postcards in circulation of the same image?

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding if you want to offer your prints as limited or open editions. Of course you don't have to offer exclusively open or limited editions, you can have a mixture of both. You may have a series of prints that you wish to make more collectable to your print buyers, so you will offer those as limited editions, on the other hand you may have created an image that you think will be able to sell time and time again, or that you also wish to have as greetings card or postcards, so you will offer that as an open edition.


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With many years experience of image handling gained in the traditional photographic darkrooms behind them, Gary and Bob have transferred their knowledge and skills to the digital arena. photoArt GB prides itself in the level of personal friendly service provided, and we're always happy to talk through your specific requirements with you, tailoring our services to each individual clients needs.

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