With the advent of Gicle'e (zhee-clay), the art of fine art printing has become even more precise. Because no screens are used, the prints have a higher apparent resolution than lithographs. The dynamic color range is greater than serigraphy. In the Gicle'e process, a fine stream of ink...more than four million droplets per second...is sprayed onto archival art paper or canvas. The effect is similar to an air brush technique, but much finer. Each piece of paper or canvas is carefully hand mounted onto a drum which rotates during printing. Exact calculations of hue, value and density direct the ink of four nozzles. This produces a combination of 512 chromatic changes (with over 3 million colors possible) of highly saturated, nontoxic water-based ink. The artist's color approval and input are essential for creating the final custom settings for the edition. Displaying a full color spectrum, the prints are lush and velvety with the feel and luminosity of a watercolor. Gicle'e prints capture every nuance of an original painting...be it watercolor, oil or acrylic.