\li-▐thä-grә-fē\ n [Gr Lithographie, fr. lith- + -graphie –graphy] (1813) A process of planographic printing involving two different areas on the plate, one receptive to ink, the other receptive to fountain solution. (Printing ink manual, 5th edn. Leach RH, Pierce RJ, Hickman EP, Mackenzie MJ, Smith HG (eds), Blueprint, New York, 1993; Printing ink handbook. National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers, 1976) Also see Stereolithography for three-dimensional formation of objects.