So I’ ve currently been researching ways to authenticate a print. This has always particularly interested me as many artist/photographers have been doing this for years and their is such a variety of ways to authenticate you’re own work, making it even more original. It also adds to the many building layers that lead to creating a great artefact. Firstly I decided to research ways of stamping, printing, pressing, sticking etc onto a photographic print to give it that edgy authenticity.
Here are some of the ways to create some interesting authentification –
Paper Embossing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_embossing
- Blind embossing – Embossing without ink. so that the image is raised but not coloured. Probably the most popular and cost efficient method of embossing.
- Embossing is an elegant process that changes the nature of the material that has been embossed. More often than not it elevates the standard and quality of the product.
- A notary’s embossed seal can give much weight to a regular piece of paper.
Here are a twoexamples of alphabetical letter, paper embossing –
Stamping – Is another form of adding authenticity to a fine art print. A home made stamp or personalised stamp adds a nice effect to the finish of the work. When I met photographer China Hamilton I learned about his little chop which is another form of stamping.
Below are several images that I captured of Hamilton’s little chop as an example of stamping a fine art print.
Here is one of China Hamilton’s fine art prints, with a great example of his little chop stamp.
The final form of authenticating a print that would be plausible for me is wax sealing.
Wax Sealing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealing_waxsrhnsfgn
Here are a collection of interesting examples of wax sealing –