Unlike hand-painted oil painting reproductions, reproduction prints are copies of artwork produced in mass production in the commercial high-volume art industry. They are not considered fine art prints. There are several differences between these reproductions, including the artist's signature and price. Reproduction prints are also collectible and can add to the artist's revenue. Here are some of the main differences between a print and an original. Here are some of the characteristics that distinguish reproductions from originals.
Reproductions are printed copies of artwork by a photographic process. Reproductions are generally printed on wove or laid paper, which gives them their distinct appearance. Most are also colored by hand. In addition to the differences between original and reproduction prints, the way reproductions are made can be determined by the type of paper used. Older reproductions are typically printed on wove paper, while recent ones are often printed on laid paper.
Reproductions are different from originals because they are not created by the original artist. They use a digital image of the work to create a copy of it. Because they are produced in large quantities, all of the copies are almost identical. The quality of a reproduction is inferior to that of the original. Nevertheless, some reproductions are signed by the artist, which makes them legitimate fine art prints. It is also important to note that a reproduction print does not have the same texture as an original.