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Re: Editions



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> Remember - the idea behind a numbered edition is that the first copies
> are supposedly better than the last.

I think this is a common misconception. In an edition of prints (and you can
apply this to artist's books as well) each print matches the B.A.T. (the
artist-approved print that serves as the standard for the edition) and each
print is of equal value. The only number that affects the value is the total
number of prints in the edition.

I'm guessing that the only exception might be intaglio prints, where the
burrs can flatten a little with each pass through the press.

In some editioning I've seen, the multiple plates and runs would make it
almost impossible to keep track of what order everything was printed in.

with best wishes,

Roberta
paper@oregontrail.net
http://www.missioncreekpress.com

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