Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

CHOPS

The Ocean Works chop represents an ocean wave because the studio was located in Newport Beach, Calif. We had a great space between the bay and the ocean. It is the personal chop for Conrad as well as the chop for the shop. It is a Tamarind custom that the senior printers design their own chops for the editions that they print. If they run a print that they didn’t proof then a blind stamp of the chop image is inked on the back of the print with a light colored ink. These chop marks aid in the verification of the print by curators and signify its quality off the press. Some artists and publishers also have chops- why, I don’t know. The chop is an embossing created when a male and female mould are pressed together on the print paper. Most shops have a unique symbol just for the printers.

Posted by conrad on September 16th, 2008 | Filed in Uncategorized | Comment now »



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