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30 Sep 2015
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The History of Print …continued

It was not until the early eighteenth century that the printing on a soot surface became possible by lithography which made use of a chemical process to create prints of an image or text. Instead of using the stone tablets, it was now possible to use flexible aluminum, polyester, mylar or paper printing plates. The very next step to lithography was chemolithography that became a very appreciated and successful color printing medium in the 19th century. Initially it made use […]

20 Aug 2015
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The History of Print

The history of print goes back to the time of Mesopotamian civilisation before 3000 BCE where round cylinder seals were used to imprint the images on the clay tablets. In other parts of the world, especially China and Egypt, wooden blocks were used to print on silk and some earlier designs were composed of floral printing in three different colours. The Harappan civilisation in the Indus Valley (currently located in Pakistan) were the first ones to use the modern techniques […]