A reproduction required for a town’s historical coat of arms led Weigert- Fossil to the development of a special pressing process
which has since been patented world-wide. The process makes it possible to create fossil replicas that are close to the original in minute detail, and nevertheless very reasonably priced.
The Archaeopterix Lithographion, one of the best known fossils, was found in a stone quarry near Solnhofen, only a few
kilometres away from Neuburg on the Danube, the location of our company. It was the obvious decision to choose the Archaeopterix for the first reproduction. And we are proud of the fact that there is hardly any visual difference between the original and the replica impressed on stone.