Chromolithography

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chromolithography

[¦krō·mō·li′thäg·rə·fē]
(graphic arts)
Lithographic printing with several colors, requiring a stone for each color.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chromolithography

 

a method of lithographic reproduction of multicolored images, in which a separate printing image is prepared by hand on a stone or zinc plate for each color; an outline is applied initially on the surface of each stone. Chromolithography has been replaced almost entirely by the photomechanical methods used in planographic printing to produce plates.

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