All our editions come from our private collection of original glass plates (positive and negative) dating from 1860 to 1910 ca.
We research, purchase and carry out all historical research for each plate published by blackprint edition.
Artist editions are exclusive works of art in very limited editions realised in close collaboration with each artist chosen by blackprint edition.
Each edition is entirely self-produced and printed by blackprint studio. Some editions often become available after several months of research and design. All exemplar is signed and numbered by the artist and delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
The 1st series “Karo” edition (Nr.001 to Nr.005) are 365 copies per subject. The 2nd series (Nr.011…) is 90 copies per subject.
“Karo collector” do not exceed 30 copies.
The “Private collection” editions are produced at 15 copies.
“Artists edition” between 5 and 7 copies + 2AP except for those whose price is less than CHF.500.– which are then produced at 60 copies.
“3⁄4 edition” are produced ar 200 copies.
All blackprint editions are numbered or signed and numbered by hand mostly on the back (except 1 or 2 exceptions requested by the artists themselves).
6 dots in relief are visible in the right corner of the work for all our blackprint editions on paper.
“karo” edition is 30 × 30 cm.
“karo collector”, 30 × 30 and 35 × 35 cm.
The “limited” edition produced on paper and washi handcraft of very high quality, they do not currently exceed the size of 56 × 76 cm.
The editions made of laminated glass range from 50 × 75 to 110 × 140 cm.
All blackprint editions are printed in Piezography Pro, the digital black and white monochrome process with the highest printing quality and using only black carbon-based inks. All our photographs / drawings are printed in 2880 dpi unidirectional from a 16-bit file (65,000 gray values).
We use, with rare exceptions, archival papers (pH Neutral) of the highest quality. Mainly Japanese papers (washi), Arches Velins and various art papers produced by craftsmen in the West and in Asia.
The blackprint editions with glass lamination are pieces made with an absolutely unique process.
The printed artwork is positioned between two 2mm thick mineral glasses (extra-clear or museum glass without reflection). The whole is then heated and welded for one day in a specific vaccum oven. Each glass edge of the work is then polished.
All our frames are of professional gallery/museum quality. The majority of the frames are made to measure by a Swiss craftsman and are made of wood with museum glass (without reflection).
The entire process of conception and production of the blackprint editions is carried out by Anthony Chrétien and Patricia Bühler owners and founders of blackprint in Zurich.
The lamination under glass is realized in collaboration with the studio ABgrafiche in Switzerland.
The graphic designs elements are created by the graphic designer Jacques Borel in Zürich.
The blackprint editions are available on our online store and can be viewed at the blackprint studio in Zurich.
Some “karo editions” are also available at:
Badenerstrasse 211, 8003 Zürich
Grüzenstrasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur
Musée de l’ELysée / Librairie
Avenue de l’Elysée 18, CH-1014 Lausanne
All editions are produced, designed and printed by blackprint in Zurich. The frames are made by two Zurich craftsmen with few exceptions. The laminated glass is produced in Ticino, Switzerland.
No, you can also order as a guest.
Creating an account allows you to keep a history of your orders, store multiple shipping and billing addresses, also to receive exclusive promotions and preview access to the new editions before that they are publicly visible on blackprint edition.
In both cases you will receive a confirmation of your order by email.
Yes, please confirm your cancellation by email at email@example.com or even by sending us a Telegram or WhatsApp message !
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with screenshots of the pages that prevent you from placing your order and your delivery address. We will do our best to register your order online as soon as possible.
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Payment by bank transfer is also accepted.
TWINT and POSTFINANCE are also available if you wish to pick up your edition directly at blackprint in Zürich.
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Yes, but if your country is not available at the time of your order. Please send an email to email@example.com or a message on Telegram or WhatsApp.
Yes, we currently offer free worldwide delivery for all our frameless and non-laminated glass editions. For Switzerland, delivery is free even for framed editions.
In Switzerland between 2 to 4 days. For the rest of the world between 7 to 20 days.
The shipping of the editions is done with the Swiss postal services. (ECONOMY, PRIORITY and EXPRESS).
Yes, pick-up at the blackprint studio in Zurich is possible. It is a ” shipping” option automatically proposed during you order if your address is in Switzerland.
Yes, you will receive a tracking number by email with each order and before shipment.
Please contact us immediately by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by Whats App or Telegram with the number +41 77 491 04 50, providing us with photos of the package and the damaged artwork. The price of the re-shipment will be refunded and a new edition will be sent to you as soon as possible.
Our editions are declared at the purchase price at the time of shipment and are sent from Switzerland and are therefore subject to customs import taxes outside of Switzerland.
The taxes are different for each country and vary according to the value of the edition. blackprint edition unfortunately cannot offer you detailed information on these customs taxes.