A lithograph is a method of printing from a flat surface, typically stone, but also metal, glass or plastic. The print surface is treated so that the ink will adhere to it and then the image is transferred onto the surface using a hand press. Lithographs can be created by artists who use this printing process to produce limited edition prints.
How do artists use lithographs?
Lithographs can be used to create limited edition prints. Artists who use this printing process can create prints that are exact replicas of their original drawing. This allows them to produce multiple copies of their work without losing the quality of the image.
How to make a lithograph?
The following steps are required to make a lithograph:
- The artist creates a drawing on a flat surface, such as stone, metal, glass or plastic.
- The surface is treated so that the ink will adhere to it.
- The image is transferred onto the surface using a hand press.
- The lithograph is then left to dry.
- Finally, the lithograph is ready to be copied or printed.