A print is a step above a proof in presentation and quality. While often printed on the same type of photographic paper, a print has been color- and density-corrected and oftentimes some minor dodging and burning is applied. This helps isolate the subject better within the print, drawing the eye closer to it. Prints come in a wide variety of sizes, from 4x6 to 20x30 and are usually printed on matte-finish RC paper. Other paper types are available upon request.
Unlike paintings or drawings,prints generally exist in multiple examples. They are created by drawing a composition not directly on paper but on another surface, called a matrix, and then, by various techniques, printing that image on paper. Those techniques may involve the use of one or another kind of printing press and ink, or the image may be transferred by pressing the paper by hand onto the ink surface of the matrix and rubbing. Multiple impressions are made by printing new pieces of paper from the matrix in the same way. The total number of impressions an artist decides to make for any one image is called an edition. In modern times each impression in an edition is signed & numbered by the artist, but this is a relatively recent practice.
This eBay category includes antique botanical, natural history, and costume prints, limited-edition lithographs, serigraphs, and etchings, and open-edition prints.