Lithography

By far the most common type of commercial printing. See our detailed description of Offset Lithography. With diagrams!

lithography

A printing process in which an image is drawn on a stone or metal surface with a greasy crayon. When water and then ink are poured over the surface the crayonned areas repel the water but retain the ink. These areas transfer to paper, metal, and other surfaces when printed under pressure.

Lithography

Lithography (from Greek λίθος, lithos, `stone` and γράφειν, graphein, `to write`) is a method of printing originally based on the principle that oil and water do not mix. Printing is from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a smooth surface. It was invented in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a...
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lithography

The transfer of a pattern or image from one medium to another, as from a mask to a wafer.
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Lithography

• (n.) The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithogra...
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lithography

noun the act of making a lithographic print
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Lithography

Li·thog'ra·phy noun [ Confer French lithographie .] The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink conta...
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lithography

a method of printing from a metal or stone surface
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Lithography

A printing method in which the printing and non-printing areas exist on the same plane, as opposed to a bi-leveled reproduction.
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Lithography

A printing process based on the antipathy of grease and water. The image is applied to a grained surface (traditionally stone but now usually aluminium) using a greasy medium: greasy ink (tusche), crayon, pencils, lacquer, or synthetic materials. Photochemical or transfer processes can be used. A solution of gum arabic and nitric acid is then appli...
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lithography

A printing process in which an image is drawn on a stone or metal surface with a greasy crayon. When water and then ink are poured over the surface the crayonned areas repel the water but retain the ink. These areas transfer to paper, metal, and other surfaces when printed under pressure.
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Lithography

A printing process in which an inked image is transferred from a plate onto a blanket cylinder and then onto paper. It is based on the principle of the natural aversion of water to grease. The image to be lithographed is created on the plate with greasy material that repels water. Water is run over the plate, and the non-image areas absorb it. When...
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Lithography

a printing process in which oil based ink is transferred from ink retaining areas on a treated plate to a substrate. Water is used to contain the ink in the required areas. In offset lithography the image is transferred first to a rubber blanket and then the substrate.
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Lithography

A process of obtaining prints from a stone or metal surface so treated that what is to be printed can be inked but the remaining areas reject the ink
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lithography

art of imaging using impression on stone
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Lithography

In the graphic arts, a method of printing from a prepared flat stone, metal or plastic plate, invented in the late eighteenth century. A drawing is made on the stone or plate with a greasy crayon or tusche, and then washed with water. When ink is applied it sticks to the greasy drawing but runs off (or is resisted by) the wet surface allowing a pri...
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lithography

lithography (lithog'rufē) , type of planographic or surface printing. It is distinguished from letterpress (relief) printing and from intaglio printing (in which the design is cut or etched into the plate). Lithography is used both as an art process and as a commercial printing process. In...
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Lithography

Lithography involves a flat, lightweight, planographic surface on which the printing area is no higher than the nonprinting area; it depends for its action on the mutual repulsion of grease and water. A drawing is made on the stone or plate with a greasy crayon or tusche, and then washed with water. When ink is applied it sticks to the greasy drawi...
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Lithography

Lithography is a printing process invented by Senefelder in 1796.
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Lithography

Lithography is the art of drawing upon and printing from stone. The facility with which this is accomplished arises from the antagonistic qualities of grease and water. The processes of the art depend on the adhesion to a grained or polished stone of a certain greasy composition which forms the lines of the drawing, etc; on the power acquired by th...
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lithography

lithography Related 'writing' word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.
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lithography

lithography, lithograph, lithographic 1. A description of stones or rocks. 2. The art of engraving on precious stones. 3. The art or process of making a drawing, design, or writing on a special kind of stone (called lithographic stone), so that impressions in ink can be taken from it. Also, a planographic printing process using metal or plastic pla...
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Lithography

Method of printing using a chemically-coated plate whose image areas attract ink and whose non-image areas repel ink.
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Lithography

Method of printing using a chemically-coated plate whose image areas attract ink and whose non-image areas repel ink.
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Lithography

Method of printing using plates whose image areas attract ink and whose non-image areas repel ink. Non-image areas may be coated with water to repel the oily ink or may have a surface, such as silicon, that repels ink.
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