A technical dictionary of printmaking, André
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- In a general sense the term was used for any colour lithography.
- In a more restricted sense this term was used for a process invented
by Malapeau which was in use during the last century. He invented this process in
order to copy paintings.
The first step was to print a lithographic state onto paper. The paper was then
made transparent by means of a greasy varnish. The next step was to paint the back
side of the these prints with rather thick layers of paint. The paper was then glued
onto a canvas and was varnished.
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