Printmaking Technique: Lithography Illustration 3

Now the stone is ready to be printed. Continually wetted with water, the surface of the stone where the oily drawing was made repels the water and attracts only the greasy ink rolled onto it. Therefore, when run through a heavy press, the paper picks up only the images that the artist had originally drawn or painted.

Process image created by Matt Stolle and Perri Blitz.