The degree of tonal separation or gradation in the range from black to white. Cover A term describing a general type of paper used for the covers of books, pamphlets, etc. Coverage The extent to which printing ink covers the surface of a printed sheet.
Glossary of Printing Terms Printing Terms This glossary of printing terms was created by people working in today's printing industry. It has been revised and edited to help the desktop publisher understand the printing trade by TentMaker Publishing.
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Bindery term, two or more parallel folds which open like an accordion. At right angles to direction of paper grain. Change in copy of specifications after production has begun. Alternate term for mechanical art.
Also know as "AC's". Changed and additions in copy after it has been typeset. Printing the second side of a sheet already printed on one side. Method of packaging printed pieces of paper using rubber or paper bands. Weight in pounds of a ream of paper cut to the basic size for its grade.
To fasten sheets or signatures with wire, thread, glue. The finishing department of a print shop or firm specializing in finishing printed products. The thick rubber mat on a printing press that transfers ink from the plate to paper. Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet after trimming.
An image pressed into a sheet without ink or foil. A blue photographic proof used to check position of all image elements. Alternate term for mechanical. Business form with paper and carbon paper. Strong durable paper grade used for letterheads and business forms.
Also known as a color break. To separate mechanically or by software the parts to be printed in different colors.
The brilliance or reflectance of paper. Thickness of paper stock in thousandths of an inch or number of pages per inch. Boxing printed product without wrapping or banding. Exposing a printing plate to high intensity light or placing an image on a printing plate by light. Joining images without overlapping.
Printed colors that overlap one row of dots so they appear to butt.
Pressure sensitive writing paper that does not use carbon. Paper thickness in thousandths of an inch. Print ready mechanical art. A truck load of paper weighing pounds. A type of binding used in making hard cover books using glue.
Coated paper with a high gloss reflective finish. A term for a transparency. A clay coated printing paper with a smooth finish.GLOSSARY OF PUBLISHING TERMINOLOGY ©The Publishers Association, UK THE GLOSSARY of BOOK TRADE. TERMINOLOGY. THE PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION serial rights: a subsidiary right involving the sale of extracts from a title to a newspaper or magazine.
sheetfed: printing term for a machine printing individual sheets of paper. A printing method using flexible plates where the image to be printed is higher than the non-printing areas. The inked areas are then contact the material to be printed, transferring the ink from the raised areas to the material.
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It has been revised and edited to help the desktop publisher understand the printing trade by TentMaker Publishing. A printing method using flexible plates where the image to be printed is higher than the non-printing areas.
The inked areas are then contact the material to be printed, transferring the ink from the raised areas to the material.