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.
The latest advancemets in the Gicle'e process are the work
of a sophisticated fine art produciton facility that
utilizes the highest resolution digital printers. This
edition of fine art prints is a collaboration between the
artist and a small famly-owned company of craftsmen. They
have extended the boundaries of current technology by
customizing their equipment, designing new programs, and
offering protective coatings to ensure museum quality
standards for the collector.
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.