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Tips and tricks from printmakers around the world.

Lithography: Team Members

Litho Overview

From graining a stone to drawing, processing, and printing. Most steps also apply to plate litho.

By Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2008.

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Pressure + Ink: Lithography Process

rom the Museum of Modern Art, 2011.

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Drawing Techniques for Lithography

Specifically for plate, but similar rules apply for stone lithography.

From printmaker Brandon Gunn.

Lithography: Preparing Your Plate or Stone

In this video, I counter etch a ball grain aluminum plate with a citric acid and water solution. This sensitizes the plate or stone, preparing it for drawing. Then I mark the plate with T and Bar registration marks (same could be done for a stone), and paint a gum border for the non-image areas. This video covers how to plan your image and paper size for the plate or stone you have.

Susanna Crum, 2021.

Toner Transfers for Stone or Plate Lithography

This video covers how to use acetone and Laserjet toner prints to incorporate photographic imagery in a stone or plate lithograph.

Susanna Crum, 2021.

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Stone lithography

By Printmaking Workshop, 2014.

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An overview of films and processes.

By Alastair Clark, 2013.


Lithography: Photo Gallery
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