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

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
Heidelberg GTO 52 (1996)
Heidelberg GTO 52 (1996)
Category: 1 Color

Price [EUR]: please call

English glossary of printing

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Term Definition
Hairline

A very thin line or gap about the width of a hair or 1/100 inch.

Hairline rule

the thinnest rule that can be printed.

Hairlines

the thinnest of the strokes in a typeface.

Half up

artwork one and a half times the size which it will be reproduced.

Halftone

an illustration reproduced by breaking down the original tone into a pattern of dots of varying size. Light areas have small dots and darker areas or shadows have larger dots.

Halftone screen

a glass plate or film placed between the original photograph and the film to be exposed. The screen carries a network of parallel lines. The number of lines to the inch controls the coarseness of the final dot formation. The screen used depends on the printing process and the paper to be used, the higher the quality the more lines can be used.

Hanging punctuation

punctuation that is allowed to fall outside the margins instead of staying within the measure of the text.

Hard copy

The output of a computer printer, or typed text sent for typesetting.

Hard disk

a rigid disk sealed inside an airtight transport mechanism. Information stored may be accessed more rapidly than on floppy disks and far greater amounts of data may be stored. Often referred to as Winchester disks.

Hardback

a case bound book with a separate stiff board cover.

Head

the margin at the top of a page.

Helvetica

a sans serif typeface.

Hickey

Reoccurring unplanned spots that appear in the printed image from dust, lint, dried ink.

Hickies

a dust particle sticking to the printing plate or blanket which appears on the printed sheet as a dark spot surrounded by an halo.

High-bulk paper

A paper made thicker than its standard basis weight.

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