Giclee printing (pronounced ‘Zhee-Clay’) is a specialized type of inkjet printing requiring 3 elements for production. The resolution of the artwork must be at least 300 dots per inch (DPI). The paper substrate must be of archival quality which is acid free with a 100 per cent cotton or rag base. The type of ink used is pigment-based with a life span of 100 to 200 years. Giclees are produced one at a time on a large format printer using 8 to 12 color cartridges. The more cartridges used, the more sophisticated the color range available on final output. Each print is numbered and signed by the painter.