The origin of blackprint edition comes from the founders desire to show the original antique photographs on glass from 1860 to 1910 from their own private collection. Keeping always in mind an artistic approach to printing and in this case an anachronistic too, through the use of formats and papers that did not exist at the time.
We print the Limited Editions on very selected and rare art paper from Switzerland to Japan. Each copie is numbered and comes with a certificate.
We choose our subjects on terms of quality and uniqueness. Each of our antique glass plates is printed with the least digital corrections maintaining traces of age physically and chemically.
The whole process up to the final edition available online is carried out and printed by blackprint. From the acquisition of the original plate, the research, the digitalisation in very high quality, the choice of the tonality and the paper, as well as the packaging and sometimes the frame design.
In November 2018 blackprint edition has launched its collaborations with international contemporary photographers and emerging artists called “artist edition”.
Each final artwork choosen by blackprint edition has been developed exclusively with the artist. It can often takes several months, somtimes years, between tests, research and modifications before it finds its way to art lovers and collectors.