Relating to or denoting a printing process in which the printing surface is flat, as in lithography.
- The technique for producing a lithograph is called planographic because the printing surface is a flat plane and is neither built up nor cut into.
- The two major planographic techniques are offset and lithography.
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- The success of waterless planography is dependent upon there being a low free surface energy polymer overlaying the non-print areas of the printing plate.
- Planography is the primary process employed in present printing systems because plate preparation is inexpensive yet allows for high printing quality.
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