Re: digital "originals"

Tom Coffin (
Mon, 9 Mar 1998 09:04:31 -0600 (CST)

This would be one way to play the "original" game.
I have also destroyed a file after a single print
in the name of "monoprint" or digital "painting".
But it seems that the true power of the medium is
in it's effortless reproduction.
In regards to the auction, from which content I
think this comment came from, I would imagine a
print would be fine without jumping throught the
archaic hoops of printlingo.

On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, jaxun wrote:

> Good Afternoon All,
> I was talking with a friend today about how a digital artist designated an
> electronic image as an "original". I haven't considered this issue yet,
> and was wondering what perspective those of you reading might have about
> this.
> What do you do with the file after the "last edition" of a print is
> reproduced? Are you/we expected to erase it as is expected of a
> lithograph plate for traditional art?
> Thanks for you time!
> cheers,
> -jaxun