The word Giclee (pronounced "zhee-clay") is French for "to spray" and was given to the method of plate-less fine art printing developed in 1989. Images are scanned and stored digitally then sent to a high-resolution printer. Giclee prints have become renowned world wide due to the super fine resolution of 1800 dpi, (lithographs are printed at 300 dpi) and attention to detail. This technology produces incredible detail and brilliant color. The printer uses a continuous stream of minute ink droplets to layer the ink onto the paper or canvas thus creating the look and feel of original fine art.