Printmaking - what's the difference between original and reproduction prints?

There are many uses of the word ‘Print’. If you are thinking of buying a print, make sure you know exactly what it is. If it's not clear, ask!

Original Prints

My definition of 'original' means prints that have been handmade by the artist. Handmade prints are:

  • Produced by a recognised printmaking process - etching, lino cutting, collagraphy, monoprinting, screenprinting etc 
  • Probably unique or part of a limited edition (even within an edition there will usually be some variation from print to print as each is made separately by a manual process)
  • Labelled stating .......

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As I do more print fairs and chat to more people about my work and printmaking in general I'm reminded how enthusiastic many people are and how eager they are to understand more.

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