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  1. [Baren 27870] Re: editioning (Daniel Dew)
  2. [Baren 27871] Re: Editioning (Jan Telfer)
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Message 1
From: Daniel Dew
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 08:15:15 -0400
Subject: [Baren 27870] Re: editioning
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O.K., my 2 cents:
- On one-color editions, I print them as I need them with a set number
in mind as the final number (which I stick to faithfully). I keep
track of the paper, ink and number printed on the back of the block
with a date.
- On multi colors, that is easy. Because I print "suicide" or
reduction blocks mainly, the final number is the FINAL NUMBER.
Due to the nature of the beast, I can't do more and I can't do less
(well, I suppose I could "claim" I did more, but what's the point?).

Daniel L. Dew
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Message 2
From: Jan Telfer
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:20:37 +0800
Subject: [Baren 27871] Re: Editioning
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Dear Bareners,

How would it be possible to print an edition of say 80 in hanga if not
all the edition was done at once? Keeping the same colour pigments,
colour tones, the same sequence of blocks and the same style of paper
would be a near impossibility. I know some printers are doing that.
Even keeping the same colour mixed and labelled over years would be
impracticable, a waste of money having it sitting idle on the shelf and
it would also dehydrate over a period of time and if there were any
impurities in it then the colour would be different anyway.

The paper supply would also need be constant too and with so many paper
makers and changes in company ownerships the quality of the papers
would also vary, even so slightly....or if in Australia, the supply
might have even dried up altogether!!

It would also be a near impossibility to reproduce a closeness of
colour and repetition to the first part of the edition.

Just think having to print another 40 at a later date when you have
improved techniques or "moved on", I can see the comment.... "what a
bummer" I wish I had done them all in the first place!!!!