Lithography printing is a method of printing based the principle of oil repelling water.
An image using a liquid known as ‘touche’ made up of a combination of oil and water is drawn onto a smoothly polished limestone or large aluminium plate.
The process of printing is to repel the ink except where it is required for printing. This process is an old invention that is used in Europe from the 18th -19th C, when very fine printing can be achieved. Examples is:
Wako Shuji (Japan)
When ‘touche’ applied in the broad strokes on large alluminium plate this produces an abstract and powerful artwork. Examples are:
Toko Shinoda (Japan)