Telling Good Prints from Bad

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Posted by Kettel on April 17, 2002 at 02:48:01:

I've just come to this site after Japanese print surfing and I feel confused. How can you tell a good print from a bad one? There are sellers at eBay with what seem to me to be good prints for as low as $10 and $20, and some prints that seem the same or not even as good for so much more. How do you determine the value of a block print? Why are the galleries like 10X more expensive? What does "genuine woodblock" mean? What's the difference between that and "authentic"? How can a woodblock be "original" if it's a woodblock? Can someone help me with terms and let me know how to tell what's real?

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