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1 to 1referring to copies, SS docs to SS copies
1 to 2referring to copies, SS docs to DS copies
2 to 1referring to copies, DS docs to SS copies
2 to 2referring to copies, DS docs to DS copies
4 color processthe process of combining four basic colors to create a printed color picture or colors composed from the basic four colors
4C4 colors - color printing
4\0a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) printing on the front side and no printing on the back side
4\1a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) printing on the front side and one color printing on the back side
4\4a trade designation for a printed piece with four colors (full color) on the front side and four colors (full color) printing on the back side
4\KProcess color over Black: One side of the page prints 4 process colors and the other side prints Black
Against the grainat right angles to direction of paper grain. Opposite of paper grain direction
BC

business card


Beada border of lamination material used with laminated products, standard is 1/8"
BKLT

booklet


BlackK, one of the four process colors used in the CMYK printing process, black in color. Also referred to as the Key color
Bleedsprinted image that extends beyond trim marks, so finished product does not have a white border (generally 1/8" is the setting for bleed)
C

Cyan (see Cyan definition)


Coil Binda plastic coil that has a 4:1 pitch ratio used as a binding material to hold a book together
Collatea finishing term for gathering paper in a precise order
Cover weightheavier-weight (thicker/more-rigid) paper consisting of various grades
Cropto cut off parts of a picture or image
Crop marksprinted lines showing where to trim a printed sheet
Customer's Originalsprint ready copy
CVRCover
CyanC, one of the four process colors used in the CMYK printing process, blue in color
Densitometera quality control device to measure the density of printing ink
Densitythe degree of color or darkness of an image or photograph
Diemetal rule or imaged block used to cut or place an image on paper in the finishing process
DOCdocument
Double-sidedsee duplex category
Drilltypically 3 or 5 circular holes on the binding-edge of a sheet of paper, created by drilling through paper 
 * 3 hole and 5 hole with 5/16" drill is standard 

Drop folda set of multiple pages that fold together, dropped by hand into machine
DSdouble-sided (see duplex category)
Duotonea halftone picture made up of two printed colors
Flush cutcut to the edge
Foamcorestrong, styrofoam-like board that printed material is mounted to
Foldbindery term, one or more intentional creases in the paper
Gloss finishshiny, reflective, smooth finish on paper or laminate
Grainthe direction in which the paper fiber lie
Grippersmetal fingers on a printing press that hold the paper as it passes through the press, the image is registered in relation to the gripper. Similar to sideguide
Halftoneconverting a continuous tone to dots for printing
Head-to-headright reading sheets with head on top, that, when duplexed, heads run together on front and back of sheet. The back sheet is right-side up
Head-to-toeright reading sheets with head on top, that, when duplexed, heads run opposite on front and back of sheet. The back sheet is upside down
HHhead-to-head (see head-to-head definition)
Hickeyreoccurring unplanned spots that appear in the printed image from dust, lint, dried ink
Highlightthe lightest areas in a picture or halftone
HThead-to-toe (see head-to-toe definition)
Image Areaportion of paper on which ink can appear
IMPimposition
Impositionthe arrangement of pages on a press sheet, or, the arrangement of fields on a document
Impressionputting an image on paper
Imprintadding copy to a previously printed page
Indiciapostal information place on a printed product
KBlack - also referred to as the Key color (see Black definition)
Keylinean outline drawing (see also trim box defintion)
Laminateusing a high-temperature process to melt plastic on paper, can be one or two-sided
Lupesmall magnifying glass used to review a printed image, plate, and position film
M1. Magenta (see Magenta definition) 
2. Roman Numeral for 1,000

MagentaM, one of the four process colors used in the CMYK printing process, pink/purple in color
Make-readyall the activities required to prepare a press for printing
Matte finishdull paper, ink, or laminate finish
Moireoccurs when screen angles are wrong causing odd patterns in photographs
Multi ontwo or more different images placed on one sheet two or more of the same images up on one sheet
Multi up(see Step-and-repeat)
NCRmultiple-part paper form that does not use carbon paper
Negativethe image on a film that inverts color
Offset Paperterm for uncoated paper
Offsettingusing an intermediate surface to transfer ink. This also occurs when images of freshly printed sheets transfer images to each other
Opacitythe amount of show-through on a printed sheet. The lesser the amount of show-through the thicker the paper, the more show-through the thinner the paper
Originalmaterial that is to be reproduced using various printing methods. i.e., PDFs, documents, photographs, artwork, product sample, or artist's drawing
Overlaytransparent cover sheet on artwork often used for instructions
PAGpagination sheet
Page counttotal number of pages in a book including blanks
Pantone Matching System(PMS) Industry standard for ink mixing
PBperfect bind / perfect bound
Perf (Perforation)a series of small cuts at regular intervals usually made to help a sheet tear apart evenly
Perfect bindtype of binding that uses glue on the spine of the sheets to adhere a cover to the sheets, like a phone book
Perfectingsee page 14, job F141491 for example
PGpage
Picaunit of measurement. One pica = 1/6 inch
Plate gapgripper space. The area where the grippers hold the sheet as it passes through the press
PMSPantone Matching System (see Pantone Matching System definition)
PMS 200the mixed ink graphic standard for UW printing; also UW red
Punchtypically 44 hole (on 11" sheet of paper) on the binding-edge of a sheet of paper, created by punching the paper using a die that punches out the holes
QTYquantity
Right-Angle foldtwo folds at right angles to each other
Samplerough layout of a printed piece showing position and finished size
Scorean intentional crease made in paper to help eliminate cracking when folded
Self covera cover of the same paper as inside text pages
Sheetwiseto use a separate plate for front and back printing, using the same gripper and guide for both sides of the sheet
Side guidethe mechanical register unit on a printing press that positions a sheet from the side
Signaturea sheet of printed pages that when folded become part of a publication (i.e., book, magazine, etc.)
Single-sidedonly one side of the page is printed, meaning the back side of each page is blank
Spinethe binding edge of a publication (i.e., book, magazine, etc.)
SSsingle-sided (see single-sided definition)
Stack by page or subsetto keep each piece separate or independent
Step-and-repeatthe process of placing the same image on a single sheet or page of a document multiple times
Stockthe material to be printed on
Subseta defined part of a set
SWSheetwise (see sheetwise definition)
Tape Binda type of binding that uses a strip of durable tape to hold a book together lines that indicate where to trim before a job goes on the collator or other binding equipment, by doing this it allows the operator to still see the trim marks for final trim
Text weightlighter-weight (thinner/pliable) paper consisting of various grades
Tintsa shade of a single color or combined colors
Trappingused to expand the dominant ink to be printed larger-than the less-dominant ink, used to help tight registration on offset printing
Trim Box(see also Keyline defintion)
Trim markssee crop marks
Trim sizefinished size after final trim is made
TXTtext
UV Coatingliquid laminate bonded and cured with ultra-violet light
UW redthe mixed ink graphic standard for UW printing; also PMS 200
Varnishclear ink-like substance that is applied to printed surfaces for appearance and protection
Watermarkdistinctive design created in paper at the time of manufacture that can be easily seen by holding the paper up to a light
With the grainfolding or feeding paper into the press or folder parallel to the grain of paper
Work and tumbleusing the same plate and same guide, printing one side of a sheet, and flipping it from gripper to tail to print on the back of the sheet. Similar to perfecting but 2 passes
Work and turnusing the same plate and common guide, printing one side of a sheet, and flipping it from left to right to print on the back of the sheet
WTwork and turn (see work and turn definition)
WTUMwork and tumble (see work and tumble definition)
YYellow (see Yellow definition)
YellowY, one of the four process colors used in the CMYK printing process, yellow in color