[mass noun] Photographic film with a very thin coat of emulsion, producing images of high contrast and density.[as modifier] ‘lith film’‘lith developer’
- ‘The process uses inexpensive lith film and is relatively easy to carry out.’
- ‘It involves heavily overexposing a suitable black and white paper - usually by two or three stops - and then only partially developing it in a highly diluted lith developer.’
- ‘Since lith film is easily damaged by handling, I recommend leaving at least a half-inch border around the enlarged negative for manipulation with tongs or fingers.’
- ‘He states that pinholes do not occur with reversal processing of lith film, but we included a water bath anyway since it doesn't take long.’
- ‘All the ‘Classic’ range have the same easily lith printable emulsion on a choice of white, cream, gloss, stipple, textured papers.’
1950s: abbreviation of lithography, lithographic.