OFFSET & COMPUTER
Lists the cards designed by the artist who created the model on commission, usually in the context of an invitation to a postcard show.
When offset printed by the trade there are as a rule between 500 and 1000 copies, rarely more, of which the artist usually gets a hundred.
Recently computer printing has offered the possibility of smaller numbers of copies (down to 120 or even 30) with even better quality, a possibility which is used by groups of artists such as 9 VIES (9 LIVES)
These OFFSET & COMPUTER PRINTED CARDS, all measure 10,5 x 15 cm (4.1 x 5.9 in) unless otherwise stated. Not being printed by the artist himself they must all be considered as reproductions of original works, not as originals.
ARTIST DRAWN & PRINTED
Here are listed the cards the artist has designed and hand printed (or even sometimes drawn) on his own presses using original techniques such as woodcut, linocut, lithography ; adding sometimes collage, gold leaf gilding...
These ARTIST'S DRAWN & PRINTED ORIGINAL CARDS always measure 10,5 x 15,5 cm (4.1 x 6.1 in). They are to be considered as entirely original artist prints or even original drawings ; except for a few : for instance No. 001 (1967).
They are always numbered (except n° 001!). The restricted number of copies (more often than not between 7 and 50 in recent years) is only a matter of technical limitations : time spent, paper cost, printing requirements...
N.B. There have been less cards recently due to more work on books...