is some pertinent
is created on strata
that has a neutral
PH, and are therefore
acid free so that
they will resist yellowing
and aging. Archival
papers are usually
Giclee - A Giclee is a reproduction produced using digital imaging. The original work is copied and digitized, then printed. They are usually printed with archival inks on archival paper or canvas.
Limited Edition Print - This refers to the actual number of pieces that are created. This usually refers to work created by any hand pulled printmaking process, and is usually limited by the process itself. An etching plate may only be able to produce 100 images. (see Reproductions)
Original - This term refers to any piece of artwork created by hand. They may be done in a series, but there will be some variations between two pieces - even if they look alike. This term also refers to works produced using any of the many printmaking techniques - such as etching, silkscreen, block printing, lithography, etc.
Print - This term has been used incorrectly for many years to refer to a “reproduction”. The word “print” actually refers to a work done using a printmaking technique such as etching, silk-screen, block printing, or intaglio - these techniques create pieces one by one in a limited number. Over time, the plate deteriorates and is no longer usable - thus the limited number.
Reproductions - The term “print” has been used to refer to “reproductions”. These are copies created by an offset printing or a photographic process. These are made from an Original work of art. An unlimited number can be run off and thousands more when those are sold. Limited Editions of reproductions should be no more than 1,000.