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What is a Lithograph?

Lithography is a printing process based on the fact that grease and water don’t mix.

The design is applied to a flat stone using an oil-based crayon, while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent and water-absorbent.

Once ready to be printed, the stone it is dampened with water, which is absorbed only in the blank areas. Ink is then applied to the stone which adheres to the greasy area. The design is then printed on a damp sheet of paper.

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