‘Limited Edition’ refers to the number of prints that are available for that particular artwork. The number of prints in an edition is determined by the artist, printer and when applicable, the publisher.
The print number of a limited edition is usually written in pencil in the bottom left-hand corner of the print. It is written with the number that that print is in the edition followed by a slash and then the number of the full edition. For example, 17/25 would be the seventeenth print out of an edition of twenty-five.