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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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The reason Weeden's multitudinous tints did not take over the color printing world lies in the very details of why the established relief, intaglio, and planographic printing processes have endured even to this day.
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I also showed and explained different types of prints such as relief, intaglio, planographic and stencil.
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.
The planographic process had the advantages of speed and durability for producing greater numbers of prints per stone, making it less costly.