Aloys Senefelder, German printer

Aloys Senefelder, German printer

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Caption: Aloys Senefelder (1771-1834), German printer, with printing equipment. Senefelder is famous for the invention of lithography (a printing method). When he found it difficult to publish the plays that he was writing, he began to study methods of printing. In 1796, he discovered an improvement on the chemical etching that was then used to form a template for printing. His method used the fact that grease (wax) and water don't mix, producing a chemical template where the ink only sticks to a grease-sensitive area. This inked template is then used to print the document. Senefelder published a book on the method in 1818. This is an early 20th century French artwork.

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