A limited edition is a series of identical prints which are limited in quantity by either the artist or the publisher. Prints can also be limited because the printing plate used to produce the image, eventually wears out. If an edition is limited by either the artist or publisher the printing plates or screens are destroyed at the end of the edition.
The image can either be an original image or a re-working of an original painting or sketch by the artist. Limited Edition prints come in a variety of mediums including silk-screens, Giclee’s, Etchings, and photographic prints.
Limited Edition prints can be either numbered or signed and numbered, some editions have a certain quantity signed and numbered and then the remainder are only numbered. Limited edition prints are numbered in the following way Number one of an edition of fifty would be 1/50.