Cancellation proofs

When print artists are finished with the limited edition print run, they sometimes intentionally ruin the printing plate to prevent further prints. They may scratch out part of the graphics or make a big X across the printing plate. To prove they’ve ruined the printing plate and the print is indeed limited, they make one final print from it. This print is often called the cancellation proof and shows the defacing.

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