How to tell if works of art are Reproductions vs. Prints?

by Simone Bueno (SU)
Have you ever wanted a piece of artwork, but didn’t know whether it was real or a replica? Most people don't seem to understand that the terms “print” and “reproduction” do not mean the same thing. If you’re reading this page, you are most likely one of them. With so many different types of prints and reproductions, it is necessary to understand their differences if you are hoping to determine the value of an art piece. There are a lot of ways to tell if a piece of artwork is a reproduction, print, or an original work of art – especially to a trained artist. If you are not an art enthusiast, and don’t know what to look for, you are not alone, as telling the difference between prints and reproductions can be difficult.