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Aug 08, 2012 15:57 |  #1

Hello.

I'm beginning to prep for selling my images for the first time and read posts here and elsewhere regarding signing. I bought the more than once recommended Micron pen, which works fine on paper but not on my photos. The ink does not transfer easily to the surface. Scratched the paper even.

Does anyone have any suggestions for other pens?

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Aug 08, 2012 22:28 |  #2

Metallic Sharpie?



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Aug 09, 2012 12:27 as a reply to  @ olstudios's post |  #3

Thanks for the response.

Believe I'd read not to use Sharpies. Can't recall why, but issues I remember with various pens in general were drying time, fading, adherence issues, etc.


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Aug 09, 2012 13:14 as a reply to  @ bmknj17's post |  #4

I sign the mat, not the photo.


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Aug 09, 2012 15:15 |  #5

I put my signature on in photoshop




  
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Aug 09, 2012 15:16 |  #6

Sign the back.


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Aug 09, 2012 15:19 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #7

I appreciate the feedback but I've already decided that I'm signing the images and penciling the subjects and titles on the mats.

So, again, pens?


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Aug 17, 2012 12:56 |  #8

There are archival ink felt tips available at art stores such as Blick.
I expect that they could be found on-line as well.


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Aug 17, 2012 14:10 |  #9

Signing the photo no matter what type of in damages them


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Aug 17, 2012 14:25 |  #10

http://www.dickblick.c​om …/decocolor-paint-markers/ (external link)


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Aug 23, 2012 11:11 as a reply to  @ Would You Like Another's post |  #11

I assume the person who said signing damages photos simply meant that as his opinion about aesthetics/perceived value and was not refering to any chemical or otherwise literal damage?

Blick sounds like it might be my answer.

Thanks to all who responded and especially to those who mentioned these markers.

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Aug 23, 2012 13:21 as a reply to  @ bmknj17's post |  #12

I use these....available in a couple different thicknesses as well as colors. I use the metallic silver one. Haven't had any problems and have been using them for just over a year now.

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