The assemblage of all the necessary elements required to complete a page.
Proofs made up from pages.
A hard-finished paper that emulates animal skin; used for documents, such as awards, that require writing by hand.
– A sheet that is larger than the cut stock of the same paper.
Any of a variety of compounds used in enhancing the drying properties of printing inks.
An ink having a high level of viscosity.
Markings usually dotted lines at edges showing where perforations should occur.
A term used to describe the binding process where the signatures of a book are held together by a flexible adhesive.
Binding process where backs of sections are cut off, roughened and glued together, and rung in a cover.
Printing both sides of the paper (or other material) on the same pass through the printing machine.
A printing press that prints on both sides of the page in a single pass.
Punching small holes or slits in a sheet of paper or cardboard to facilitate tearing along a desired line.
Making printing plates by exposure of line and halftone negatives on sensitized metal, converting the image into an acid resist, and etching the print to the relief required for letterpress printing.
Standard of measurement, 1/6 inch. 1 pica = 12 points, 72 points = 1 inch
When the tack of ink is stronger than the surface strength of the paper, some lifting of the paper surface occurs; this is referred to as picking. Or, an occurrence in printing whereby the tack of ink pulls fibers or coating off the paper surface, leaving spots on the printed surface.
A buildup of pigment or paper coatings onto the plate, blankets or rollers.
Using metal pins fitted into preset holes of copy sheets, films, plates and presses that will assure the proper registration.
A method of binding books whereby holes are drilled on the side closest to the spine and a plastic grasping device is inserted to hold the pages together.
Reproduction of type or cuts in metal, plastic, rubber or other material, to form a plate bearing a relief, planographic or intaglio printing surface.
The cylinder on a printing press on which the plate is mounted.
The process of making printing plates, including preparation of the plate surface, chemically sensitizing the plate, exposing it to the flat, developing or processing the plate, and finally the finishing of the plate.
A measurement unit equal to 1/72 of an inch. 12 points to a pica, 72 points to an inch.
Film that contains an image with the same tonal values as the original; opposite of a negative.
Any paper that is considered better than #1 by its manufacturer.
A plate that has been treated with light-sensitive coatings by the manufacturer.
Actual press sheet to show image, tone values and colors, as well as imposition of frame or press-plate.
In printing the four primary colors are cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black.
See Camera Ready
The ability of a paper to show reproduced (printed) images.
Printing inks, usually in sets of four colors. The most frequent combination is yellow, magenta, cyan and black, which are printed one over another in that order to obtain a colored print with the desired hues, whites, blacks and grays.
A high-quality specialty lens made for line art, halftone and color photography.
Printing from two or more halftones to produce intermediate colors and shades.
An impression of composed type and illustrations made for the purpose of checking the accuracy of the layout, type and color.