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planographic printing

Definitions of planographic printing
  1. noun
    the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive (as opposed to ink repellent)
    synonyms: planography
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    collotype, collotype printing, photogelatin process
    a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced; can be used with one or more colors
    lithography
    a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
    hectograph, heliotype
    duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
    photolithography
    a planographic printing process using plates made from a photographic image
    chromolithography
    single- or multi-color lithography
    offset lithography
    offset printing by lithography
    type of:
    printing, printing process
    reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
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