Digital art and photographic art are not reproductions!
A print of an oil painting is trying to create an exact replica of the original painting. It is copying something already in existence. A digital print is an original; it reflects that moment in time when it was created through the printing process.
Once the digital image is printed; it is an original. Each printing of an image file creates a unique print that often reflects the artist’s attempt to improve or vary the feeling or message of the image. The colors, saturation, size, paper, ink, and cropping may all be changed as the image is used to create prints. Many digital artists print their own work to control the creative process right through to the finished product.
The process of laying the ink down on the paper is the moment that the image comes alive as a piece of art.