12 Post-Printing

Once you’ve completed your fine art print, it’s time to properly handle it. After spending so much time getting it perfect, you don’t want to damage your print or treat it in a way that doesn’t do it justice. In this chapter we’ll explore how to finish your print and how to properly handle, store, and ship it.

Writing is a craft and, like all craft, proceeds by stages:conception, material selection, rough shaping, detailed shaping,sanding and finishing.

—RICHARD RHODES

Handling the Print

Many perfectly fine completed prints have been damaged during handling by myself and others, so I’d like to share some of my hard-earned tips on handling your finished print.

Suggestions for Handling

Once your print is completed, you will need ...

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