Updated November 29, 2012
1. What is Archival Printing?
Archival printing differs from standard means of photographic printing. Like the name implies, ‘archival’ should last long, and be able to withstand any dramatic change in color over long periods of time.
2. What printing process do you use for your archival printing?
Currently, for my archival printing work, I use the C-Type or chromogenic process, which has been around for much longer for museum quality work. Chromogenic process or C-Type (the old way) - This method of creating an image on paper is the way most photographs have been produced, and it is still by far a very acceptable way in which to have an archival print. I work with only one lab here in Hong Kong who know exactly what I want in a print. They are superb, and to many collectors, still the choice medium in which to buy an archival print. The printing lab that I use has been around for many years, and they print exactly to my specifications.
3. Identifying the Images for Sale
Most of the photographs that you will find on my website are available as original signed prints. As an independent photographer-artist, much of the work that you see were all created on my own time. To continue my work along these lines, I invite you to purchase any of the artwork that you see on here to support what I do. However, please take in consideration that not all the images that you see here are available for sale, as the model may have hired me for the shoot, and hence I do not have the right to sell the photographs for prints.
4. What exactly is a ‘signed print’?
Basically, what this means is that the photograph is signed or autographed by me. There will be an approximate 25mm white border around the perimeter of the photograph, meanwhile a 50mm border left at the bottom to allow for the signing. This white border allows for easier handling by the framer.
My normal protocol for signing is as follows: Name of the Photograph (usually the name of the model), Signature, Year Signed (NOT the year the image was taken). The signing is done with an indelible (waterproof) black marker.
5. Sizes and Cost
a) 12” x 18”: HK$6,000. Signed Limited Edition Print of 50.
b) 16” x 24”: HK$10,000. Signed Limited Edition Print of 30.
c) 20” x 30”: HK$13,500. Signed Limited Edition Print of 20.
d) 24” x 36”: HK$18,000. Signed Limited Edition Print of 10.
e) 30” x 45”: HK$25,000. Signed Limited Edition Print of 10.
Cost of courier express shipping is included. Frame is not included in the above price.
6. Available Paper Finishes
The finish of all my archival work is only available in semi-matt or pearl finish.
7. Certificate of Authenticity
For each purchase of an archival prints, an official letter will accompany it. This Certificate of Authenticity will contain a chop and signature by me, including all pertinent information on the signed artwork, including the Certificate number.
8. What is a Certificate Number?
From October 14, 2010, I began creating a Certificate number, which will be indicated on the Letter of Authenticity. The numbering will be sequential. Starting from October 15, 2010, numbering of prints shall begin with No. 01, 02, 03, and so on.
A Certificate of Authenticity and number is unique, and shall be provided for each print, not order.
The number of editions will be limited to X amount, but the size of that print may vary. For instance, if you have image JIMX, I will only make available 50 images to the public; however the sizes offered may range from large to small, as noted in Item 5 above.
If you happen to own a print by me but do not have a Certificate of Authenticity since it was not offered the time, please email me with your request, along with a photograph of the said artwork and my signature on the back or matting board for verification.
For those that reside outside of Hong Kong, the artwork will be carefully rolled inside a tube and shipped via express courier.
The following methods of payment are accepted:
a) by cheque made payable to ‘NORM YIP PHOTOGRAPHY’ and sent to my address;
b) by direct transfer to HSBC account #043-240720-001 (more details provided for international orders);
c) by Paypal to email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
d) by Cash in person.
12. Information & Contact Email: email@example.com
Norm Yip Photography | Studio 8 Hong Kong Publishing Ltd.
Room 802, 8/F, Block B, Hong Kong Chai Wan Industrial Building
26 Lee Chung Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 25406267 Fax: +852 25424208