logo

Video encyclopedia

Lithography

7:06

Pressure + Ink: Lithography Process

4:49

Printmaking Processes: Lithography

3:38

Print making: lithography

6:32

Stone Lithography

9:40

lithograph print process

Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. The printing is from a stone or a metal plate with a smooth surface. It was invented in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder as a cheap method of publishing theatrical works. Lithography can be used to print text or artwork onto paper or other suitable material.