Efficiently & Profitably
Photographic Fine Art Photographer
Edward Gaffey's 2004 Poster Stamp
Image: Reproduced from original 4" x 5" black & white
negative and 16" x 20" digital enlargement.
Photograph ©2003 Edward Gaffey
Stamp Designer: W. C. "Bill" Porter
Stamp Production: The Olathe Poste
Stamp Dimensions: 1-5/8" x 1-3/8" (41.3 x 34.9mm)
version of Ed's
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||©2005 by Edward Gaffey
someone who is a real nit-picker has a lot of drawbacks. Expensive drawbacks.
Thinking that no one can give you exactly what you want, leading you to think that
youd better do it yourself, can cost a great deal of time. Time which may be better
spent creating artwork. This all came to me as I started yet another project a
project to get more of my artwork viewed by more people in a much larger scope than my
Artist stamps. Tiny works of art. More importantly, my art. I want them accurate and
looking like stamps. I did not want to invest in more software, printers, and definitely
not a perforator. Much less having a supply of gummed paper to inventory. I am a
photographer and that is what I want to do. I do not need more expenses and less time to
produce my artwork.
There comes a time when you have to quit wasting time and money trying to do something
yourself, only to achieve marginal results.
"There comes a time when you have to quit wasting time and money trying
to do something yourself, only to achieve marginal results."
For less money than it costs to produce a single framed photograph, I can
hire a professional stamp production company to design, setup, print and pinhole-perforate
miniature reproductions of my works. Allowing me to concentrate on producing the originals
and have a months worth of advertising that will be mailed to all parts of the
world. As all mailings which leave our offices are adorned with our artwork. Showing some
of the many styles of photography that we produce. And the response has been very good.
Working smarter with less expenses add up to bigger profits. Getting the
quality I expect for these miniature reproductions of my art, obviously allows me more
time to produce. A winning combination in business that is self-sustaining and I feel that
its a decision I am dollars ahead for.
Ed Gaffey is owner and operator of
Western Exposures Photography as a customer of The Olathe Poste, his photographic
works, now being reproduced as artistamps are gaining popularity globally. Address
correspondence to him at: 62880 W. LaSalle Rd. #153; Montrose, CO 81401 USA.