Prints & Editions
As a specialist photographic printer in the 'wet darkroom' days, Glyn has always paid very strict attention to print quality, from tonal range to colour fidelity. In these days of digital imaging and digital printing, Glyn is just as dedicated to those same aims.
People sometimes think that if you buy the latest camera and set the 'latest' settings for image quality, that it's possible to produce prints like those you see for real in Glyn's gallery but this is simply not the case.
The whole process from shooting RAW files, processing RAW files, calibrating and profiling monitors, printers and papers, is one which demands critical attention. The latest pigment inks and acid free rag papers Glyn uses in his studio are archivally guaranteed by the manufacturers for 200+ years, and even if we take their claims with a huge pinch of salt, and halved their estimates, we are still talking about a lifespan of 100+ years!
Large prints can be sent worldwide and will be rolled and packaged in large diameter postal cartons. Framing advice can be offered by e-mail if required.
Glyn deliberately rarifies his print runs so that a customer really is purchasing something far more precious than a mass produced print like so many other companies. Indeed some artists make editions of hundreds which can hardly be called a Limited Edition!
The latest images on offer at the gallery are available in the following quantities:
A1 prints (approx 2 feet by 3 feet) are printed in VERY rare editions of just three copies.
A2 prints (half the A1 size) as just five copies
A3 & A4 prints are signed but not limited in anyway.
The advantages of a very Limited Edition is investment value. If 500 people have the same print as you, not only does it not feel so 'special' - it will rarely see an increase in value unless the artist is a) lucky enough to sell all 500 copies and b) an established big name.
The prices of my editions reflect their rarity, and my own provenence, but have also had to be priced low enough for my geographical area. If I was selling these in London the prices would be much higher. Which somehow leads me to think that my customers who live outside of Wales, should be getting a good deal here :-)
My older editions were not quite so limited, being editioned in sets of 15, 20 and even 25, and the prices for these are consequently lower. These prices ca be seen under the "Buy this Print" option next to each image.
All prints are signed and numbered on the front of each print, and for authenticity, every customer buying a Limited Edition print has their name and contact details logged on an authenticity database as part of the print provenance.