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printech, October, 2000
lithography


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From:GaryJGATF (gjonesprinting@aol.com)
Date:Monday, October 30, 2000 8:18 AM


The quick answer to your question is that lithography is a printing techniques used in commercial printing to manufacturer a variety of printed products including, newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogs, books, and folding paper boxes. Lithography is unique from all of the other printing processes in that the image area is in the same geographic plane as the nonimage area and the differences are maintained chemically. I have attached a more detailed description of lithographic printing that should provide more information. Also, there is a link on PNEAC's web page athttp://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/index.cfm to EPA's Printing Industry and UseCluster Profile which has great process descriptions. Also, there is another publication called Profile of the Printing Industry (EPA 310-R-95-014) that has process descriptions. It can be obtained from EPA at 800/490-9198. I am not aware that this document is available on-line. Gary Jones Graphic Arts Technical Foundation 200 Deer Run Road Sewickley, PA 15143 412/741-6860 x608 - Phone 412/741-2311 - Fax



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