Lithography which is also called "stone writing" is made by drawing and painting a design upon a limestone slab with a greasy crayon or ink.
Water is then spread over the stone, it will only adhere where there is no greasy substance.
A large brayer is then used to roll greasy ink onto the surface, as grease will not mix with water, the ink only sticks where there is no water.
The image is then reproduced by running the stone through a printing press.
Image courtesy of Leicester Print Workshop.
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