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ECRM 56 (1999)
ECRM 56 (1999)
Category: Others

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Heidelberg 78 ES (2002)
Heidelberg 78 ES (2002)
Category: Cutting

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Bobst Farma 36 (1978)
Bobst Farma 36 (1978)
Category: Foldingbox - gluing

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Roland 504LV (2005)
Roland 504LV (2005)
Category: 4 Colors

Price [EUR]: Please call

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition

an abbreviation for Artwork.

Accordion fold

Bindery term, two or more parallel folds which open like an accordion.


a transparent sheet placed over artwork allowing the artist to write instructions or indicate where second colour is to be placed. (See Overlay)


supplementary material additional to the main body of a book and printed separately at the start or end of the text.

Against the grain

At right angles to direction of paper grain.

Air (US)

an amount of white space in a layout.


a mechanical painting tool producing an adjustable spray of paint driven by compressed air. Used in illustration design and photographic retouching.

Aliasing (jaggies)

Visibly jagged steps along angled lines, or object edges due to sharp tonal contrast between pixels.


to line up typeset or other graphic material as specified, using a base or vertical line as the reference point.

Alphabet (length or width)

the measurement of a complete set of lower case alphabet characters in a given type size expressed in points or picas.


Change in copy of specifications after production has begun.

Anodized plate

an offset printing plate with a specially treated surface to reduce wear during printing.


the point of a character where two lines meet at the top, an example of this is the point on the letter A.

Apron (US)

additional white space allowed in the margins of text and illustrations when forming a foldout.

Art (US)

in graphic arts usage, all matter other than text material eg illustrations and photographs.

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