Litho printing started a new
form of writing that was known as “black art”,
because of the black ink of the litho printing presses.
Litho printing was seen as the “alphabetic monopoly”
as the letters of the litho printing presses was different
from the cursive letters that was used to write.
The bigger the need for printing
of books etc, the bigger the need that Litho printing had
to be done faster. Steam power altered the speed of
Litho printing as you don’t have to rely on a human
and his abilities anymore. Litho printing today is
almost unthinkable of as not using electricity.
Litho printing has been around for many
years, starting of with the simplest of designs to the advanced
litho printing presses we have today. A Litho printing
press is usually a free standing machine of about 5 –
7 feet long and 3 feet wide. Litho printing should
be done in a well aired room.