Frequently Asked Questions

The Editions

What is the origin of the historical photos of editions ?

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.

What exactly are blackprint artist editions ?

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.

What is the number of copies of the editions ?

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.

34 edi­tion” are pro­duced ar 200 copies.

How are the editions signed and numbered ?

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.

Is a certificate of authenticity delivered with each edition ?

All black­print edi­tions “Karo col­lec­tors”, “Pri­vate col­lec­tion” and “Artists edi­tion” are deliv­ered with a cer­tifi­cate of authen­tic­i­ty. Excep­tions are the “Karo edi­tion” and “Take Out!” edi­tion.

What is the size format of the editions ?

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.

What is the printing system used for the edition ?

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).

Which papers are used for blackprint editions ?

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.

What is the glass lamination process used for some editions ?

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.

What materials are used for framing ?

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).

Where are the blackprint editions produced ?

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.

Where can I buy the blackprint edition ?

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

Fotozen­trum Museumsshop
Grüzen­strasse 45, CH-8400 Winterthur

Musée de l’ELysée / Librairie
Avenue de l’Elysée 18, CH-1014 Lausanne

Who and where are the editions produced?

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.

Ordering online

Do I need to open a blackprint edition account to order ?

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.

Is it possible to cancel an order ?

Yes, please con­firm your can­cel­la­tion by email at or even by send­ing us a Telegram or What­sApp message !

I have some difficulties to make my order, what should I do ?

Please send us an email to 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.


Which payment method do you accept ?

TWINT, PAYPAL and STRIPES are avail­able too and allow you to pay with VISA, MASTERCARD, APPLE PAY and GOOGLE PAY.

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.

Is my payment secure ?

The entire black­print / black­print edi­tion web­site uses a pro­fes­sion­al SSL encryp­tion cer­tifi­cate. No pay­ment method is made direct­ly on the site or our serv­er but processed by the secure and opti­mized pay­ments ser­vices TWINT, PAYPAL and STRIPE.

Shipping and Delivery

Do you ship worldwide ?

Yes, but if your coun­try is not avail­able at the time of your order. Please send an email to or a mes­sage on Telegram.

Do you really offer Free Shipping Worldwide?

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.

How long does delivery take ?

In Switzer­land between 2 to 4 days. For the rest of the world between 7 to 20 days.

With which postal service are the artworks sent ?

The ship­ping of the edi­tions is done with the Swiss postal ser­vices. (ECONOMY, PRIORITY and EXPRESS).

Can I pick up my order?

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.

Can I track the delivery of my order?

Yes, you will receive a track­ing num­ber by email with each order and before shipment.

What should I do if my order is delivered damaged ?

Please con­tact us imme­di­ate­ly by email at 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.


Do I have to pay a customs tax upon receipt of my order ?

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.

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