Signatures of a publication assembled inside one another for binding.
Gray with no hue or cast
Paper used in printing newspapers. Low quality and for short life use.
Flaw in a photograph or transparency that looks similar to oil on water.
Printing press that transfers ink from a plate to a blanket, then to paper.
Ink or paper that prevents transparency
Additional printed material over the ordered quantity.
To print on a previously printed image.
One side of a leaf in a publication.
Total number of pages in a publication.
The numbering of pages in a book.
Method of folding. Two parallel folds to a sheet will produce 6 panels.
To bind sheets that have been ground at the spine and are held to the cover by glue.
Making a line of small dotted holes so part of it can be easily and neatly torn off.
A unit of measure in the printing industry. A pica is approximately 0.166 in. (4.2mm) There are 12 points to a pica.
Short for picture element, a dot made by a computer, scanner or other digital device.
Piece of paper, metal, plastic or rubber carrying an image to be reproduced using a printing press.
Stands for Pantone Matching System. The Pantone color matching system is the most popular method for specifying spot colors for printing (not using CMYK process colours).
Paper thickness equal to 1/1000 inch. In type, a unit of measure equaling 1/12 pica and .013875 inch (.351mm).
Style where the height is greater than the width. (Opposite of Landscape.)
To bind a publication using a screw and post inserted through a hole in a stack of loose sheets.
Proof made on the press using the plates, ink and paper specified for the job.
Pages in a publication made so they are imposed for printing, as compared to reader spreads.
Any process that transfers to paper or another substrate an image from an original such as a film negative or positive, electronic memory, stencil, die or plate.
Assembly of fountain, rollers and cylinders that will print one ink color. Also called color station, deck, ink station, printer, station and tower.
Process Color (Inks)
The colors used for four-color process printing: yellow, magenta, cyan and black. Abbreviated to CMYK.
Raster Image Processor (RIP)
Device that translates page description commands into bitmapped information for an output device such as a laser printer or imagesetter.
Two page spreads as readers would see the pages, as compared to printer spread.
500 sheets of paper.
New paper made from old paper.
Products, such as fabrics, illustrations and photographic prints, viewed by light reflected from them, as compared to transparent copy.
All the inks printed on a job are lined up correctly to produce a sharp image
Cross-hair lines that help keep printing in register.
The number of pixels an image contains. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be.
Abbreviation for red, green, blue, the additive color primaries
Line used as a graphic element to separate copy.