Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/08

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Subject: [Leica] Limited Editions and Pricing
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Tue Jun 8 07:50:13 2004

In CA, there are laws that apply to runs, types and amounts, of artistic
prints. It's in the CA codes, easy to look up with the web.
This was done to protect the investment market.
S. Dimitrov

> From: Douglas Herr <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 10:15:04 -0700 (PDT)
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Limited Editions and Pricing
> wrote:
>> Slightly OT but somewhat related to the pricing prints thread from last 
>> week
>> or so....for those of you selling prints, how do you determine whether you
>> are 
>> going to limit the number of prints of any particular image or not.   And 
>> if
>> only selling a limited edition, how do you set a number?  I sometimes see
>> folks limiting to 20 others up to 100 or so.  Is the number just a matter 
>> of
>> throwing a dart at a dartboard?  marketing?   wishful thinking?
> AFAIK the concept of limited editions stems for an age when the process of
> making the prints wears out the plates or other materials used to make the
> print.  After X number of prints the tools were sufficiently worn that
> additional prints wouldn't be up to par.  Since electrons don't wear out 
> (they
> only get recycled), for those of us using some form of electronic printing 
> the
> concept is now marketing more than anything else.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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