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What is a Lithograph

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What is a Lithograph

Written by Joe G of www.herowiz.com

Creative Director

What is a Lithograph? A lithograph is a high quality print. Commonly used today in making of art posters. Lithography is a printing technique developed more than 200 years ago in Europe. Lithos (stone) and grapho (to write) have greek origins and is one of the most complex printing techniques. Lithography has the ability to recreate the very fine nuances of a pencil or brush keeping its qualities intact and preserved throughout the process. Lithography has become the technique of preference for many artists both past and present.

In modern lithography, the image is made of a polymer coating applied to a flexible aluminum plate and then can be printed directly from the plate (the orientation of the image is reversed), or it can be offset, by transferring the image onto a flexible sheet (rubber) for printing and publication.

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