Every printing method requires a printing template, a medium containing the content to print. In lithographic printing, a lithographic stone is used for this purpose. This invention by Alois Senefelder in 1798 revolutionised the world of visual communication, much like the invention of letterpress printing once transformed the distribution of written texts. Skilled artists with a keen eye for detail worked on lithographic stones and crafted templates for later colour applications in individual pictures, resulting in vibrant overall images. From the Münchner Kindl to the Bremen Town Musicians, all these historical images were once created using the famous LITHOSTONE from Solnhofen.