A paper used for lithographic reproductions. Lithograph paper is usually a highly calendered paper made from bleached chemical wood pulp. Although some lower quality papers may contain a mixture of chemical pulp and mechanical pulp. In England, litho paper is usually made from esparto grass. Litho paper has a smooth surface that is water resistant and curl resistant. It may be coated on one or both sides with clay.
Synonyms and Related Terms
litho paper; lithographic paper; offset paper
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 575