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At the end of the 1800s, Lithography allowed artists to print large solid areas, use color, and also gave them the freedom to draw their own lettering. Lithography is the art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions from this process. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design.