The giclee is a blend of fine art and state-of-the-art technology. It is recognized as one of the finest quality fine art prints available today. Giclee (zhee-clay) is a French term meaning "spray of ink". It is produced by a modified IRIS 3047 digital ink jet printer. The Somerset Velvet watercolor paper that is used for these prints is affixed to the drum of the IRIS printer. The drum rotates at a high rate of speed and individual droplets of color are sprayed on the surface of the paper at 4-5 million droplets per second. It takes one hour to produce one giclee print! Once completed, a large image may be comprised of some 20 billion droplets of ink, each measuring no more than 15 microns in diameter. The print resulting from this process has all the color range and detail of the original art. The giclee print is now the print of choice for numerous collectors and is found in galleries and museums world wide.