Huntington Witherill
Archival Pigment Ink Print Editions
Archival Pigment Ink Print Editions


Huntington Witherill Archival Pigment Ink Print Editions are currently produced using a Canon imagePROGRAF IPF6400 Printer, Canon Lucia pigment inks, and 100% rag content fine art papers. All work is completed exclusively by the photographer.

Pigment Ink Print Pricing

Current pricing for available limited edition pigment ink prints can be found on the enlargement pages associated with each specific image, throughout the various galleries on this web site.

Print Sizing, Overmatting, and Presentation Information

Detailed information about specific print sizing, overmatting, and overall presentation methods used in the production of Limited Edition Archival Pigment Ink prints can be accessed by downloading the following PDF file: Presentation Information.pdf

Limited Editions

Editions are divided into two main categories so as to distinguish between color images and black & white images. Within each main category are two sub-categories separating editions by overall print size. The print size categories consist of a “Regular Edition” and an “Oversized Edition”. And further, each Regular and Oversized edition is segregated according to whether the editioned image was produced using a “Standard” format aspect ratio (1:1.25) or a “Panorama” format aspect ratio (1:2.5). Please note that no individual image (photograph) can be designated as both Standard format and Panorama format.

Each edition is limited to the stated number of prints indicated, plus a total of five (5) initialed Artist Proof prints (AP’s) per image. Once an edition has been sold out, no other archival pigment ink prints of that image will be produced.

Limited Editioning- Historical Background

Back in 2002, when the concept of limiting the total number of available archival pigment ink prints was first brought to my attention, the idea of artificially limiting the number of available prints was considered at the request of the Ansel Adams Gallery, my exclusive gallery agent at the time. A determination was made that unless the total number of available pigment ink prints was strictly limited, the gallery would be unable to offer those prints for sale. Therefore, in order to continue to offer my work through the Ansel Adams Gallery – work which was, by then, progressively transitioning toward an exclusively digital approach – I agreed to develop and implement a limited edition strategy for all archival pigment ink prints. Thus the birth of my "Archival Pigment Ink Editions."

Over the past twelve years (and as of the date of this writing) the consequences, realities, and practicalities of having artificially limited my digital work have served to occasionally precipitate periodic changes in the specific limited editions working descriptions. To date, there have been three such changes that have been introduced since the limited editions were first introduced, in 2002.

Each change has had the effect of successively reducing the total number of available prints for any given image edition. The changes (outlined below) were adopted to address a variety of problems including: allowing for greater flexibility with respect to available print sizes; streamlining the necessary process of record keeping; and addressing a practical reality in relation to the total number of prints actually being produced for any individual image. In addition, each change was carefully considered in order to insure the protection of previous collectors’ investments and to maintain, if not enhance, the value of my work.

In my own case, the idea of artifically limiting the number of available archival pigment ink prints has proven to be of little practical advantage or consequence. As of this writing, no individual edition has involved the distribution of more than a total number of seventy-three prints. And, most all individual editions (97.6%) have, to date, involved the distribution of ten prints or less.

Huntington Witherill
(February 9, 2014)

Current Editions (as of July 1, 2017)

Please Note- Beginning on September 15, 2013, all newly created archival pigment ink editions (both color and BW) were limited to a total of 50 signed and numbered prints in the "Regular" editions, and 15 signed and numbered prints in the "Oversized" editions. Additionally and subsequently, beginning on July 1, 2017, a new series of images titled: Enigmata was created. Pigment Ink Editions from the Enigmata series are limited to a total of 15 signed and numbered prints in the "Regular" editions, and 5 signed and numbered prints in the "Oversized" editions.


Limited Editions- Outlined Changes Made Between 2002 and September 14, 2013

Pigment Ink Editions created between September 1, 2008 and September 14, 2013*

Color Pigment Ink Editions
  Edition Format Image Size 2 Number of Prints 3
  Regular Standard
Panorama
20” or smaller
32.5” or smaller
125 signed and numbered prints.
125 signed and numbered prints.
  Oversized 1 Standard
Panorama
Over 20”
Over 32.5”
15 signed and numbered prints.
15 signed and numbered prints.

Black & White Pigment Ink Editions
  Edition Format Image Size 2 Number of Prints 3
  Regular Standard
Panorama
20” or smaller
32.5” or smaller
125 signed and numbered prints.
125 signed and numbered prints.
  Oversized 1 Standard
Panorama
Over 20”
Over 32.5”
15 signed and numbered prints.
15 signed and numbered prints.

*    For editions created before September 1, 2008, please see below.
1   Due to excessive shipping costs, oversized editions are available as “loose” prints only. (no matting or overmatting).       Oversized prints are rolled, packaged, and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.
2    Image sizes are measured in inches and represent the long dimension. Sizes are approximate.
3    A total of no more than five (5) inititaled “Artist Proof Prints” (AP’s) per image will be added to each editioned image.


Pigment Ink Editions created before September 1, 2008*


Color Pigment Ink Editions
  Edition Format Image Size 2 Number of Prints 3
  Regular Standard
Panorama
20” or smaller
32.5” or smaller
125 signed and numbered prints.
125 signed and numbered prints.
  Oversized 1 Standard
Panorama
Over 20”
Over 32.5”
15 signed and numbered prints.
15 signed and numbered prints.

Black & White Pigment Ink Editions
  Edition Format Image Size 2 Number of Prints 3
  Regular Standard
Panorama
20” or smaller
32.5” or smaller
50 signed and numbered prints.
50 signed and numbered prints.
  Oversized 1 Standard
Panorama
Over 20”
Over 32.5”
15 signed and numbered prints.
15 signed and numbered prints.

*    For editions created after September 1, 2008, please see above.
1  Due to excessive shipping costs, oversized editions are available as “loose” prints only. (no matting or overmatting).       Oversized prints are rolled, packaged, and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube.
2    Image sizes are measured in inches and represent the long dimension. Sizes are approximate.
3    A total of no more than five (5) inititaled “Artist Proof Prints” (AP’s) per image will be added to each editioned image.


Why are there different Editions before and after September 1, 2008?


On September 1, 2008, revisions to my Pigment Ink Print Editions (those that had been published prior to August 31, 2008) were instituted. A majority of the then active editions (which had been previously segregated according to specific print size) were combined and consolidated. The net effect of those revisions reduced the total number of available prints for those images by as much as 50%. The edition revisions were instituted to allow for greater flexibility with respect to available print sizes, protect past collectors’ investments, make for easier and simpler record keeping, and maintain, if not enhance, the value of my work.

2008 Archival Pigment Ink Print Edition Revisions Announcement

Effective September 1, 2008, there will be a significant reduction in the total number of available prints for most of my currently available Pigment Ink Print Editions. The changes outlined herein are designed to protect past collectors’ investments, allow for greater flexibility with respect to the print sizes I am able to offer, make for easier and simpler record keeping, and maintain, if not enhance, the value of my work.

By combining and consolidating some of the currently available editions that have been previously segregated by print size, and concurrently reducing the total number of available prints in those combined editions by as much as 50%, I will gain some flexibility in being able to offer limited edition archival pigment ink prints in a wider variety of image sizes while continuing to maintain the integrity of previously published editions.

In implementing these changes it is most important to me that the integrity of my previously established editions continue to be maintained, both for the sake of continuity in record keeping, as well as for the protection of previous collectors’ investments. Therefore, it is important to understand that the consolidation of most of the currently published editions will, first and foremost, effectively result in a reduction of the total number of available prints for those images by 50%.

Once the new editioning strategy is in place, the total number of prints (including all previously distributed prints) available for any given image (regardless of its image size) will break down as follows:

Before and After Edition Revisions- (comparisons on a per image basis)

Color Pigment Ink Print Editions- (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Standard Format (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Prior to September 1, 2008     270 total prints
Beginning September 1, 2008     145 total prints
Panorama Format (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Prior to September 1, 2008     270 total prints
Beginning September 1, 2008     145 total prints
Black & White Pigment Ink Print Editions - (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Standard Format (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Prior to September 1, 2008     120 total prints
Beginning September 1, 2008     145 total prints
Panorama Format (including all numbered prints and AP’s)
Prior to September 1, 2008     120 total prints
Beginning September 1, 2008     145 total prints

With the above outlined editioning strategy it is also important to understand that when the current “small” and “medium” sized editions are combined, the total number of previously distributed prints will be added together, and the next available print number will be used as a starting point for subsequent print numbering. For example: color image #30801- Iris #20, 2003, currently indicates 19 “small” sized prints (8”x20”) and 17 “medium” sized prints (13”x32.5”) having been previously distributed. Thus, under the new strategy the next available print of this image from the “Regular” edition (13”x32.5”, or smaller) will be designated as print #37/125. (19+17+1=37).

Finally, after September 1, 2008, it is also my intention that any newly introduced Black and White Pigment Ink “Regular” Edition shall consist of 125 signed and numbered prints (rather than 50) so as to achieve parity with the current and revised color editions.

It is my hope that the above outlined strategy for the restructuring of my Archival Pigment Ink Print Editions will serve to simplify my record keeping, allow me to offer prints in a wider variety of sizes, and also maintain the integrity of previously introduced editions. Should you have questions regarding the revised editioning I can be contacted through the contact page.

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