Aloys Senefelder


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German printer who invented lithography (1771-1834)

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In 1796, Aloys Senefelder invented lithography, which meant saints' images could be mass-produced for ordinary people to use in private, portable devotions.
As early as the 18th century, toward the end of the 1700s, an artist by the name of Aloys Senefelder stumbled upon a basic transfer process that led to the development of fine-art and commercial lithographic printmaking.
Because of this innovative transfer process, Aloys Senefelder transformed the world of printed communication and became well known for this discovery.
The principle of lithography was initially discovered around 1798 by the printer Aloys Senefelder. The great attraction for commercial printers as the method developed was that images could be made available quickly since working on a lithograph stone, using a special pen of greasy ink, was almost as comfortable for the artist as drawing freehand.