Art of Lithography: A New Pathway of the Challenges Facing the Printing Industry in Nigeria

Ogunlade Benjamin. A


The art of Lithography has remained the most versatile process of printing today in view the various setback been faced from other modes of printing processes within the printing industry in Nigeria over the years. Printing being a strategic means of mass communication which has made possible for mass reproduction of designs through the lithographic process, certain specific challenges has remained unresolved by the operators in the sector. In the light of major challenges such as inadequate printing facilities, poor infrastructures, depressed economy, high production cost, short printing runs, illiteracy ,poverty and  poor reading culture. Others include poor approach to printing and printing problems caused by bad plates, improper handling of plates and adulteration of development chemicals. This paper, however, sets out to investigate these challenges that has brought colossal setback to printing in Nigeria. A number of printed materials were content analyzed to prove the extent of degradation that printing production have suffered over time.

Keywords: Lithography, Printing and Printing Industry

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