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Print

Produce (books, newspapers, designs) by a mechanical process

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Trim

Cut down to (correct) size

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Finishing

Value-added operations performed after printing

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Bindery

Finishing process where paper is fastened together

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Lamination

Finishing process where a thin layer of plastic is applied to paper

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Against the Grain

To go at a right angle to the grain direction of the paper

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Grain Direction

Direction in which fibers in the paper are aligned.
AKA machine direction

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Bleed

Printing that extends to the edge of a sheet or page after trimming

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Blow-Up

An enlargement, usually used with graphic images or photographs

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CMYK

Abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black), the four process colors.

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Collate

To organize printed matter in a specific order as requested.

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Color Separation

Technique of using a camera, scanner or computer to divide continuous-tone color images into four halftone negatives.

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Commercial Printer

Printer producing a wide range of products such as announcements, brochures, posters, booklets, stationery, business forms, books and magazines. Also called job printer because each job is different.

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Dummy

Simulation of the final product. Also called mockup.

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Crop Marks

Lines near the edges of an image indicating portions to be reproduced. Also called cut marks and tic marks.

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Die Cut

To cut irregular shapes in paper or paperboard using a die.

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DPI

Considered as "dots per square inch," a measure of output resolution in relationship to printers, imagesetters and monitors.

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Emboss

To press an image into paper so it lies above the surface. Also called cameo and tool.

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Finished Size

Size of product after production is completed, as compared to flat size. Also called trimmed size.

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Flat Size

Size of product after printing and trimming, but before folding, as compared to finished size

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Fold Marks

With printed matter, markings indicating where a fold is to occur, usually located at the top edges.

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Halftone

To photograph or scan a continuous tone image to convert the image into halftone dots

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Imposition

Arrangement of pages on mechanicals or flats so they will appear in proper sequence after press sheets are folded and bound.

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Ink Jet Printing

Method of printing by spraying droplets of ink through computer-controlled nozzles. Also called jet printing.

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Kiss Die Cut

To die cut the top layer, but not the backing layer, of self-adhesive paper. Also called face cut.

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Mark-Up

Instructions written usually on a "dummy."

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Nested

Signatures assembled inside one another in the proper sequence for binding, as compared to gathered. Also called inset.

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Page

One side of a leaf in a publication.

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Page Count

Total number of pages that a publication has. Also called extent.

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Pagination

In the book arena, the numbering of pages.