Signing and dating prints

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S., and subsection (1) of this rule, the following additional information must be included: (a) Plans and Prints.

Every sheet within the plans and prints must be signed, dated and sealed by the professional engineer in responsible charge.

Procedures for Digitally Signing and Sealing Electronically Transmitted Plans, Specifications, Reports or Other Documents shall follow the procedures set forth in Rule 61G15-23.004, F. (1) Engineering plans, specifications, reports or other documents which must be signed, dated and sealed in accordance with the provisions of section 471.025, F. As used herein, the terms “certification authority,” and “digital signature” shall have the meanings ascribed to them in sections 668.003(2) and (3), F. (2) A professional engineer utilizing a digital signature to electronically sign and seal engineering plans, specifications, reports or other documents shall have their identity authenticated by a certification authority and shall assure that the digital signature is: (a) Unique to the person using it; (b) Capable of verification; (c) Under the sole control of the person using it; and, (d) Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital signature and correspondingly the document is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.

(3) The affixing of a digital signature to engineering plans, specifications, reports or other documents as provided herein shall constitute the signing and sealing of such items.

TRIAL PROOF is a working proof pulled before the edition to see what the print looks like at a stage of development, which differs from the edition. If the artist is not printing his own edition, the bon à tirer proof is the final trial proof. This is the trial proof that the artist approves, telling the printer that this is the way he wants the edition to look; it is often accompanied by printing notes, such as paper, ink or inking process and it is the one print used as a reference for the printing of the whole edition. A complimentary copy of the print given to the publisher. AN EDITION is the total number of impressions from a given matrix.

There can be any number of trial proofs, but usually it is a small number and each one differs from the others. There can be from one to several of these proofs, depending on how many craftsmen (printers) were involved in the production of the print. If you want to know the "total" edition size of your print you must add up all the ways the edition has been numbered, for example: Print "X" has been numbered the following way: 200 Arabic - 1/200 through 200/200 20 Artist Proofs - AP 1/20 through AP 20/20 30 HC (Hors d'Commerce) - HC 1/30 through HC 30/30 1 Bon A Tirer Proof 1 trial proof 3 PP (Printers Proofs) - PP 1/3 through PP 3/3 Total Edition Size for print "X" is 255 (unless there is a second edition or posthumous edition) A SECOND or even THIRD EDITION is a later printing from the matrix after an edition of declared number has already been printed.

At the request of publishers, some artists started numbering certain editions of their prints, which were numbered "No. Unfortunately, the numbering sequence does not necessarily reflect the order of printing as the prints are placed to dry in racks without any specific order and days or weeks later removed for the signing and numbering, which happens haphzardly. Today, an Artist Proof is a good impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies.

Plans may have a seal several years old for many reasons but only getting around to permitting later.

at the bottom of the image on the original paper, in pencil.

A pencil mark cannot be reproduced by computers, making it less vulerable to fraud.

In that case, so long as the listed building code is still in effect at the time of permit, it is technically valid unless a revised set has been issued.

This is not the case with digital seals that may expire on a given date past the seal date which must be listed as a limitation of use]. An index sheet shall be used and shall be signed, dated and sealed by each professional engineer who is in responsible charge of any portion of the engineering specifications or calculations.

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