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Kodak / Creo Lotem 800 VII (2001)
Kodak / Creo Lotem 800 VII (2001)
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
manroland 202 E (2005)
manroland 202 E (2005)
Category: 2 Colors

Price [EUR]: please call

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition
EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)

a graphics standard for the PC which can be added or built into a system to give sharper characters and improved colour with the correct display device. Standard EGA resolution is 640 by 350 dots in any 16 out of 64 colours.


a term for a style of type faces having square serifs and almost uniform thickness of strokes.

Eight sheet

a poster measuring 60 x 80in (153 x 203cm) and, traditionally, made up of eight individual sheets.

Electronic Publishing

a generic term for the distribution of information which is stored, transmitted and reproduced electronically. Teletext and Videotext are two examples of this technology in its purest form, ie no paper.. Desktop publishing forms just one part of the electronic publishing market.


in printing terms it is a square unit with edges equal in size to the chosen point size. It gets its name from the letter M which originally was as wide as the type size.

Em dash

a dash used in punctuation the length of one em.


Pressing an image into paper so that it will create a raised relief.


relief images formed by using a recessed die.


Light sensitive coating found on printing plates and film.


a unit of measurement that is half as wide as an em.

En dash

a dash approximately half the width of an em dash.

End papers

the four page leaves at the front and end of a book which are pasted to the insides of the front and back covers (boards).


Encapsulated PostScript. A standard file format that allows vector and bitmap graphics, as well as page layouts, to be placed into other documents. EPS files cannot be manipulated, and need to be trapped in the parent program.

Epson emulation

the industry standard control codes for dot matrix printers were developed by Epson and virtually all software packages and most dot matrix printers either follow or improve on these codes.


A patented method of binding perfect bound books so they will open and lay flatter.

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