When an artist is selling a screen print and it says it's a '9 color screen print' what does that mean exactly?
For example this: http://tragicsunshine.com/art_prints/mulholland-drive
24" x 36" 9 color Screen Print w/ Metallic Inks on 100 lb Cream Cover Paper. Edition of 300, signed and numbered.
Does that mean the artist literally only used 9 different colors to create that piece and then they're each layered on in the screen printing process? That seems pretty crazy that an artist would have to only choose from a handful of colors. I guess in the example I linked I can see just a few colors being used but the different shades, etc. make it seem like more.