Stone Lithography demonstrated by Alastair Clark, Assistant Director at Edinburgh Printmakers Lithography works on the principle that grease and water repel each other. In Stone Lithography, images are drawn and printed directly on blocks of limestone.
Working directly on the stone’s surface allows a direct approach to making marks and images. To print, sponge with water before rolling oily ink across the image. The water acts as a barrier so the ink sticks only to the image. Ask us to show you artifacts in our gallery that were printed this way.