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Stone Lithography, a demonstration at Edinburgh Printmakers

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec revolutionised the world of graphic design with his striking posters at the end of the nineteenth century,” explains the caption of this National Galleries of Scotland video. “This was in some ways due to his innovative approach to stone lithography to create his colourful designs.”

In their 2018 video above, co-produced by Daysix Film, Alistair Clark of Edinburgh Printmakers demonstrates the stone lithography printmaking technique, from graining the stone, drawing the image with greasy ink, processing the stone, inking the stone, and printing on paper with multiple colors. A separate stone is required for each color.

creating the image
inking the stone
making the print
Set in a former rubber factory and a brewery complex in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Printmakers is “home to one of the largest printmaking studios in Europe.”

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