Conrad Machine Co. is proud to offer a complete line of litho stone levigators. We manufacture several different sizes, so you will be able to use a levigator that matches the size of your litho stones. Our sizes include 8, 10, and 12 inches in diameter. We have custom designed our levigators to ensure the highest quality and performance.
All Conrad Machine Co. litho stone levigators are custom made from 1 3/4-inch thick, solid steel. The steel is then precision ground to a perfectly flat and completely smooth surface. The weight of the thick, solid steel helps quickly grain and level litho stones. Five 1-inch holes are then added to the levigator's surface. These holes allow the stone and levigator to retain water and carborundum grit during the graining process. Because the levigator and stone are more lubricated, the levigator will be easier to turn and produce more even litho stone leveling and image reduction.
Since the litho stone graining process is strenuous on printmakers' hands, we have designed a special, oversized handle to allow smooth, effortless motion. The Conrad Machine Co. levigator's handle is made from 8-inch long, high density plastic rod. The extra length allows the printmaker to increase leverage during the graining process. The 1 1/2-inch oversized width of the levigator handle gives the printmaker a comfortable, solid grip on our levigator. The handle can easily be mounted on both sides of the levigator to ensure even wear. The entire handle is capped off with a stylish aluminum end cap.
Conrad Machine Co. Litho Stone Levigators are offered in three different sizes. Levigators can be ordered and shipped with your press order or sold separately. Levigator weight and pricing information is offered in our printmaking catalog. Please see our printmaking catalog and price list for more information.