Lithography is the process of passing an image from a plate to a surface. In the past, lithography plates were made of stone and used a mixture of acid that would etch a pattern into parts of the stone that were not treated with fat, oil, or wax.
Modern lithography uses an image composed of a polymer coating which is applied to a flexible plastic or metal plate. The chemicals attract ink in certain areas and repel it in others ensuring a clean and accurate portrayal of the imagery on the final product.
Lithographs can be made on a variety of materials such as:
Lithography provides flexible options with incredible quality. New England Etching has the reputation of producing quality lithographs for any purpose.