planographic process

planographic process

[¦plā·nə¦graf·ik ′prä·səs]
(graphic arts)
Nonrelief printing process (such as collotype and lithography), in which the areas of the plate to receive ink are on the same level or plane as those that remain uninked.
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Silk screen printing is a planographic process, so the image can either be printed on a flat clay surface or on an intermediate substrate and transferred to the ceramic form.
The third is lithography, a planographic process, which means the printing surface is flat, neither raised nor depressed.