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

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Kolbus KM 472.A (2000)
Kolbus KM 472.A (2000)
Category: Binding & Gluing

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

Price [EUR]: your offer please
Heidelberg PM 74-4 (2005)
Heidelberg PM 74-4 (2005)
Category: 4 Colors

Price [EUR]: Please call

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition
Dagger and double dagger

symbols used mainly as reference marks for footnotes.


a short horizontal rule used for punctuation.

Defining Color

The color, usually the darker color, whose shape defines the object. The defining color should not be choked or spread, as that would compromise the image.


A quality control devise to measure the density of printing ink.


The degree of color or darkness of an image or photograph.


any part of a lower case letter that extends below the x- height, as in the case of y and j.


A light sensitive coating used on printing plates.


Metal rule or imaged block used to cut or place an image on paper in the finishing process.

Die cutting

Curing images in or out of paper.

Disk Operating System (DOS)

software for computer systems with disk drives which supervises and controls the running of programs. The operating system is 'booted' into the computer from disk by a small program which permanently resides in the memory. Commom operating systems include MS-DOS, PC-DOS (IBM's version of MS-DOS), CP/M (an operating system for older, 8-bit computers), Unix and BOS.

Display type

larger type used for headings etc. Normally about 18 point or larger.


An element of halftones. Using a loupe you will see that printed pictures are made many dots.

Dot Gain

When an ink dot enlarges through absorbtion on a porous paper. This affects the overall tone of an image, as the size of the dot is equivalent to the tone it represents.

Dot matrix printer

a printer in which each character is formed from a matrix of dots. They are normally impact systems, ie a wire is fired at a ribbon in order to leave an inked dot on the page, but thermal and electro-erosion systems are also used.

Double burn

Exposing a plate to multiple images.

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