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 (plə-nŏg′rə-fē, plā-)
A process for printing from a smooth surface, as lithography or offset.

pla′no·graph′ic (plā′nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
pla′no·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.planographic - of or relating to or involving planography
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intaglio processes of engraving is the planographic method of drawing on
I also showed and explained different types of prints such as relief, intaglio, planographic and stencil.
The collotype process is a photomechanical planographic one in which a reticulated gelatin relief will repel ink where it is damp and retain ink where it is dry, thus producing a printing surface for photographic images in tone.
Silk screen printing is a planographic process, so the image can either be printed on a flat clay surface or on an intermediate substrate and transferred to the ceramic form.