01/05/06Lith printing allows unusual tone and colour effects, which makes it an attractive option for the photographer.
However... The print can take many minutes to appear in the developer - and the speed of development increases exponentially, so that getting it into the stop bath to arrest the process must be very rapid.
This tends to lead to high levels of wastage, and makes it even more difficult to duplicate results exactly!
Consequently, prices for lith prints are 50% higher than for standard prints.