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Heidelberg 102 Online System (2003)
Heidelberg 102 Online System (2003)
Category: Computer-to-Plate

Price [EUR]: your offer please
MBO K65/4 KL (1971)
MBO K65/4 KL (1971)
Category: Folders

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

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Ryobi 3304 HA (2001)
Ryobi 3304 HA (2001)
Category: 4 Colors

Price [EUR]: your offer please

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition
Backing up

to print the second side of printed sheet.

Backslant

letters that slant the opposite way from italic characters.

Balloon

a circle or bubble enclosing copy in an illustration. Used in cartoons.

Banding

Method of packaging printed pieces of paper using rubber or paper bands.

Bank

a lightweight writing paper.

Banner

a large headline or title extending across the full page width.

Base artwork

artwork requiring additional components such as halftones or line drawings to be added before the reproduction stage.

Baseline

the line on which the bases of capital letters sit.

Basis weight

Weight in pounds of a ream of paper cut to the basic size for its grade.

Bed

the base on which the Forme is held when printing by Letterpress.

Bind

To fasten sheets or signatures with wire, thread, glue. or by other means.

Bindery

The finishing department of a print shop or firm specializing in finishing printed products.

Binding

the various methods used to secure loose leaves or sections in a book; eg saddle- stitch, perfect bound.

Bitmap

A digitized image that is mapped into a grid of pixels. These types of images cannot be enlarged or printed at higher resolutions without developing jagged edges (aliasing/pixelization).

Black patch

material used to mask the window area on a negative image of the artwork prior to 'stripping in' a halftone.

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