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Subscribing

If you've been browsing other sections of this website, you will perhaps see that this Subscription page looks familiar, for I sell all my print series' the same way ... no galleries, no dealers, just prints going out to collectors one-by-one as they come off my printing bench!

Collectors of my 'Small Print Collection' will receive the set of 10 prints, the storage box for the set, and four issues of my quarterly newsletter.

The case for this series does double duty - as well as providing bookshelf storage for the 10 prints, part of the back panel swings down to turn it into a desk stand ... as you can see here:


Subscriptions work just the same way as all my other series:

  • You let me know you wish to subscribe. I will of course also need the address to which you wish me to send the prints.
  • I will reply with information on making payment, etc. (see below). Once I have the first payment, I will send the first print to you along with the case.
  • Each print is held in an acid-free folder that also carries a small essay related to the print (in Japanese and English). These folders simply drop down into the case through the flap on the top.
  • One month later, I will send the next print, already packaged in its folder. As you wish, you could put the previous print down into the box, and put this new one in the display 'screen' ...
  • Together with subsequent prints I enclose an invoice; pre-payment is not necessary once we have established our 'relationship' :-)
  • This continues until your set becomes complete with the arrival of the 10th and final print, at which point your subscription is 'finished' (Although you may of course wish to continue with whatever print series I decide to make in the following year ... )

Prices

Set as a single unit

The complete set is 20,000 yen + 3,000 for the case, for a total of 23,000 yen. (Shipping is free)

Subscription (prints one by one ...)

The price for the 'Small Print Collection' prints is 2,000 yen each. (Residents of Japan must add 5% Consumption Tax to this; overseas shipments are tax exempt.)

These are the prices for each print, with shipping added:

  • Domestic (Japan): 2,000 yen + 100 tax + 240 postage = 2,340 per print
  • Overseas: 2,000 yen + 330 postage = 2,330 per print

For most of my print sets to date, the case has been a free item, included at no extra charge over and above the price of the prints themselves. But as this series is so inexpensive - only 20,000 yen for the set of ten prints - I am unable to subsidize the cases the same way. I must charge 3,000 yen for the storage case, adding this to the invoice for the first print. I do not charge any extra postage for the case, even though it is much heavier than the typical package you will receive during the year.

Payment

Subscribers here in Japan (where I live) usually find it most convenient to make payment through the postal system, and for them I include a postal remittance slip with each print, with which they make their payments.

Overseas subscribers may make remittance in whichever currency is most convenient; if paying in yen the amount will remain the same every time, if paying in dollars or euros, your cost will fluctuate slightly as the rates change each month ... One of the following methods will hopefully be convenient for you:

  • Credit card
  • I have a US$ account in a North American bank, into which deposits may be made by:
    • mailing your personal cheque (I can enclose an empty pre-addressed envelope for this, on your request)
    • using internet banking if you have such ability.
  • If you are a Paypal user, you can send payment that way. This is particularly convenient, because Paypal now allows you to make payments in either dollars or yen, as you choose.
  • Remittance may be made by International Postal Money order sent by snailmail:
    David Bull
    Seseragi Studio
    Nagabuchi 8-4-5
    Ome City Tokyo
    198-0052 JAPAN

Gift Subscriptions

The Small Print Collection would make a nice 'gift subscription' item. If you wish, I can send the storage case and prints to a person of your choice, and will send the invoices, etc. to you by email.

Bonus! :-)

Something which has turned out to be quite a point of interest to overseas collectors - is the postage on the packages you receive. We were originally sending packages with just a 'postage paid' rubber stamp on them, but after sending some with a selection of commemorative stamps, and getting a 'More, please!' response from collectors, we switched to using stamps exclusively.

So my wrapping lady Ichikawa-san now has her instructions: use a selection of the newest commemorative stamps on all the overseas packages. And as you get a new package every month, you should build up quite a little collection of them by the end of the year!

Becoming a Subscriber

If you would like more information, or wish to start a subscription, please use the appropriate section of my Order Form.

Alternatively, if you are a Skype user, you can give me a call with your questions, or to place an order. Check my webcam first to see if I am perhaps busy with printing - if the camera is off and the coast seems clear, give me a 'ring' on woodblock100, my Skype ID. (Do I need to remind you that I am in Tokyo? ... so check your time zones first!)