Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of ink and paper do you use?
Right now I am using oil-based ink. Most of the prints are printed on thick, cotton rag paper (either Stonehenge, Lennox, Arches or Rives BFK). But some are printed on Japanese mulberry paper. It is usually indicated in the description.
How are the prints shipped?
I have found the best way to ship prints is to roll them and place them in a sturdy cardboard tube. There is less chance they will get damaged in transit and it is also cost effective.
What if the print doesn't work in my space?
If you decide (within 30 days of receiving it) that the print isn’t what you were looking for, carefully roll and place the linocut back into the tube and send it back to me. I want you to be happy with the artwork you select for your home and work environments.
What is a "limited" versus "first" edition?
I use the term "limited edition" when the print is a reduction cut (meaning the plate is destroyed gradually with each color). This means I can't make any more prints exactly like these. I use the term "first edition" for prints where the plate is not destroyed and it is still possible to make future editions. However, I am the type of person who doesn't like to do things again and I don't currently have any plans to re-print those labeled "first edition". If by some twist of fate the world demanded more prints, those prints would be labeled "second edition."
What is E.V.?
E.V. means "Edition Variable" and is used to indicate when the prints in an edition are not identical. For example, I use it when I do an edition of 10 black and white prints, but I hand-tint 4 of them. They are all in the same edition but the edition is "variable."