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Lithography

A planographic printmaking technique based on the antipathy of oil and water. The image is drawn with a grease crayon or painted with tusche on a stone or grained aluminum plate. The surface is then chemically treated and dampened so that it will accept ink only where the crayon or tusche has been used. Lithography was invented by Aloysius Senefelder (1771 1834), in Bavaria.

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