Prints are works of art produced in editions or multiple original impressions of the same image. They are made by transferring a layer of ink from a printing element, or matrix, onto paper or another material. A printing press frequently supplies the pressure for the transfer. The various printmaking techniques are defined by the type of matrix and the manner in which it carries ink. Complex color prints may call for several matrices, and more than one process may be used for a single print.
In photography, print refers to an exposed film picture that is printed on photographic paper, in color or black and white. In digital imaging, a print is the result of printing the digital image on photographic-quality paper stock using a digital printer.