LITHOGRAPHY

Tips and tricks from printmakers around the world.

 

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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PREPARING AND DRAWING ON STONE

Stone lithography

By Printmaking Workshop, 2014.

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PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY AT EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS

An overview of films and processes.

By Alastair Clark, 2013.

STUDENT WORK

Lithograph with Photographic Transfers and Hand-Drawn Imagery
Lithograph with Photographic Transfers and Hand-Drawn Imagery
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Photo Lithograph
Photo Lithograph
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Stone lithograph with toner transfer and crayon drawing
Stone lithograph with toner transfer and crayon drawing
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Photo Lithograph
Photo Lithograph
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Lithograph with Toner Transfer and Crayon Drawing, with Relief Prints from Inked Irons
Lithograph with Toner Transfer and Crayon Drawing, with Relief Prints from Inked Irons
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Stone Lithograph with Lo-Shu washes and crayon drawing
Stone Lithograph with Lo-Shu washes and crayon drawing
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Plate Lithograph with Photographic Transfers
Plate Lithograph with Photographic Transfers
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Stone lithograph with Sharpie Flats and crayon drawing
Stone lithograph with Sharpie Flats and crayon drawing
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Plate litho, Spring 2017
Plate lithograph with crayon drawing
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