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Printmaking Processes: Lithography

By Joachim Koch. Mar 23, 2010. 1:00 AM.

Topics: Book Making, Learn About Books

Lithography (from the Greek - lithos, 'stone' + - graph 'to write') is a printmaking method using a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a completely smooth surface. Invented in 1796 by Bavarian author Alois Senefelder as a low-cost method of publishing theatrical works, lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or another suitable material.



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