500 sheets of paper.
Accurate positioning of images on a sheet relative to one another.
Refers to the degree of detail of an image. It is usually measured in dots per inch (dpi) or lines per inch (lpi). A high resolution gives a high quality image and vice versa.
Type appearing white on a black or colour background, which is either a solid or a tint.
3 colour split (Red, Green, Blue). Typically used for web based images. RGB images must not to be used in artwork for print. Although RGB images can be converted to CMYK in the RIP process, unusual and unwanted results may occur.
Raster Image Processor. A processor which converts files into a format ready for printing.
When the pages of a printed document (i.e. magazine) are bound together using metal staples.
The equipment, which converts colour transparencies or hard copy colour artwork into images on a Mac or PC.
The name given to colour transparencies or colour artwork, which have been converted to images on an MAC or PC.
Alternative name for a coater.
A coating applied to printed matter, which is quick drying and protects literature from ink smudging and finger marking and gives a neutral finish.
A varnish applied to printed matter to protect against finger marking and gives a neutral finish.
The paper used inside a booklet is the same as that used for the cover.
During the printing process, this is the unintentional transfer of wet ink to another sheet.
Sheet Fed Press
Printing presses which are fed by separate sheets of paper, as opposed to paper on a roll. They are suitable for all types of commercial printing, particularly high quality work.
The degree to which printing is visible through paper. Commonly seen on lightweight papers.
Method of packing printed products by surrounding them by plastic, then shrinking by heat.
A coating applied to printed matter, which is quick drying and protects literature from ink smudging and finger marking and gives a silk finish.
A varnish applied to printed literature to protect against finger marking and smudging and gives a silk finish.
An even colour, which is not shaded. Areas on a page with solid colours are known as solids.
A colour, which cannot be made up of the four component colours - CMYK. They are listed in a pantone colour swatch book. For example, if a corporate logo contains a special blue and is included in a brochure with photographs and text; this is termed a five colour job. (CMYK (pictures+text) + special blue = 5 colours)
Two or more adjoining pages that would appear in view on a sheet.
Same as special colour.
Paper or card to be printed on.