Non-editioned versus editioned prints

posted by Bridget on 30 July 2013

I am often asked by students how they should edition their photographs

And my answer is, work out who your audience is and determine the size of the print runs and prices to match your market.

The idea of restricting the number of prints is scary, mainly because there is the possibility inherent within the limitating process of running out. But whatever is decided at the moment of publishing the edition number, our advice is that this must remain the same for the life of that print.

Research into the market will reveal variations of how artists and galleries play this particular limited editon game. There are lots of examples from the unique print approach to the mass produced dots from the Damien Hirst print factory.

A more recent piece of research has uncovered an interesting exception to the small edition runs. The Hackelbury Gallery are selling Saul Leiter's early colour prints as both unlimited and limited prints.

Their catalogue says the following:

11x14 inch Non-editioned prints. All of the early colour photographs in the exhibition are available as 11x14 inch c-prints.These are signed original prints, printed later and not limited. All prints in this size are £3,700 including frame and VAT

16x20 inch Editioned prints. A selection of the early colour photographs are available as a 16x20 inch print, limited to an edition of ten. Depending on where each image is in the edition, prices range from £7,000 - £12,500 including frame and VAT.

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