noun and verb. / print /

1). A print is a work of art produced using one of many complex processes but it generally entails transferring ink from a “matrix” to a “substrate.” The matrix determines the printing process (woodcuts use wood, lithographs use stone, silkscreens use silk) and the substrate is usually paper. Prints are a great place to start buying art. They can be more accessible and affordable than other works of art and they can still be quite valuable in all senses of the word. Prints can be one-of-a-kind, limited-edition and open-edition. The value of a print depends on the artist, the condition, the scale and the size of the edition.

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