Trial Proofs (T/P) - Early proofs to test papers and inks, usually destroyed but may become a part of shop records.
Artist's Proofs (A/P) -The Artist's personal allotment in a quantity not exceeding 10% of the Edition number.
Bon A Tirer (BAT) -'Good to pull' the Artist's signature verifies this as the critical proof, all examples in an Edition are measured by its quality.
Hors Commerce (H/C) -For commercial purposes, low in number, these proofs may have flaws and are usually destroyed after their use is no longer required.
Artist's Edition -The Edition after curation, is signed and numbered by the Artist in lead pencil. Chops (blind stamps) of Printer, Print Shop and Artist appear on all examples.
Special Edition (S/E) -Examples pulled on different paper or in a different manner, usually designated in Roman Numerals.
State -When an image is altered after editioning then rerun as a different State, it should be designated as State 2, State 3, etc.
Impresit (IMP) -From the Latin 'has printed it' meaning the Artist has also printed all examples of an Edition and so noted it by signing IMP after his/her signature.
Other proofs which may become part of an Edition should be so recorded i.e. Dedication, Cancellation and Museum Proofs. Collectors will receive a Certificate of Documentation with each Print.