A reproduction of an image that has been limited by the artist or publisher to a specific number that will be available for sale. Once that number has been sold, the image cannot be reproduced again, and is considered to be Sold Out, or on the Secondary Market. Limited Editions are numbered as follows: print# / edition size. i.e. 105/250
Such prints are done photographically from an original in another medium, such as watercolor or oil. There is really no limit to the amount of prints which can be made since it is entirely a printing process. The artist will generally sign and number the print in pencil at the bottom of the image.
A reproduction of an original work of art that is signed and numbered by the artist and of a greater worth because the number of prints is fixed or 'limited'.