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A

Abbreviation

Ablation (thermal erosion)

Accordion fold

Acrobat

Acronym

Additive color

Additive color mixing

Adhesive binding

Administrator

Adobe

Algorithm

Align

Alpha channel

Altar fold (gatefold or windowfold)

Amplitude modulated screening (autotypical screening)

Anchor point

Aniline printing

Anilox letterpress printing

Animation

Application server

Application software

Areometer

Art printing

Art printing paper

Artificial parchment

Ascender

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

Ash content

Asphalt coating

Assymetrical fold

AT (advanced technology)

Autograph

B

Banding

Barcode

Baseline grid

Bézier curves

Bindexpert

Bit (binary digit)

Bit depth

Bit rate

Bitmap

Bitmapped graphic

Black generation (black ink limit)

Blanket cylinder

Blind embossing

Blueprint

Blur

Board

Bogus paper

Book face (bread-and-butter face)

Book paper

Book printing

Books on demand

Brace

Bread-and-butter type

Bristol board

Brochure

Broken type (block type)

Bulky paper

Byte

Bytemap

C

CAD

Calendering

Calibration

Calligraphy

Cameron Book Production System

Capstan imagesetter

Cartography

Cartridge

Cast-coated

CCD elements

Cellophane

Cellophane coating

Cellulose

Cellulose wrapping paper

Character set

China grass

Choking

Chromo board

Chromo duplex board

Chromo imitation board

Chromo paper

Chromolux board

CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage)

CIELab color space

CIP3

CIP4

Clean proof

Cleartype

Clipping path

CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black)

D

Dampening system

Deinking

Densitometer

Densitometry

Descender

Design grid

Device-independent color space

DFTA (Deutschsprachige Flexodruck Fachgruppe e.V.)

Didot point (dd)

Digital forme proofing

Digital holography (synthetic holography)

Digital photography

Digital printing

Digitization

Dimensional stability

DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm)

DIN sizes

Direct imaging

Discretionary hyphen (soft hyphen)

Dispersion coating

Document management

Document paper

Dot drop out

Dot gain (dot growth, dot spread, press gain)

Dot matrix

Dot spread (mechanical and optical)

Dot touch

Double

Double-sided printing

Drag and drop

Drum scanner

DTP (desktop publishing)

Ductus

Dummy

Dummy text

Duplex board

Duplex images

E

EAN code (European Article Numbering code)

EB ink (electron beam color)

Effect coating

Electronic paper

Em dash

En dash

EPS (encapsulated postscript)

ERA (European Rotogravure Association)

Esparto paper

Esthetic program

EUPRIMA (European Print Management System Association)

Euro scale

External drum exposure

F

Facsimile

Felt side

Ferro-gallic ink

FGD (Forschungsgesellschaft Druckmaschinen)

Fillers

Fine paper

Finishing

Flatbed scanner

Flatness (flat lying properties)

Flexographic printing

Fluorescent printing inks

FM screening (frequency modulated screening)

FOGRA (Forschungsgesellschaft Druck)

Fold

Fold lay

Folding machines

Folding marks

Folding scheme (or folding layout)

Folio

Font

Font family

Foot trim

Four-em quad

Fraktur

Front matter

Front trim

Full ink coverage

G

Gamma value (gradation)

Gamut

GATF (Graphic Arts Technical Foundation)

Gatherer-stitcher (gang-stitcher)

Gaussian blur

GCA (Graphic Communications Association)

GCR (gray component replacement, achromatic color removal)

Ghosting

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)

Glassine

Glyph

Goffering

Gradation

Grain direction

Grain long, grain short

Grammage

Gravure printing

Gravure printing paper

Gray board

Grid cells (screen cells)

Griffo, Francesco (1450-1518)

Gripper

Gripper fold

Gripper margin

Grotesque face

Guilloches

Guillotine

Gutenberg (1397-1468)

H

Hairline

Half duplex

Halftone

Halftone color synthesis

Halftone wedge

Handfolding

Hard proof

Harmonica fold

Heat-set ink

Helio engraving (photo engraving)

Hermann, Caspar (1871-1934)

High-gloss paper

Highlights

HKS inks

Hologram

House typeface

HPGL (Hewlett-Packard Graphic Language)

HSB

Hue

HWC, LWC, MFC, MWC, SC, ULWC

I

I code

ICC (International Color Consortium)

IDE Alliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance)

Ifra

Illustration printing paper (magazine paper)

Illustrator

Image area (layout area)

Image Control

Image cut out

Image processing software

Imposition form

Imposition proof (layout proof)

Imposition sheet

Imprimatur

Imprint

Incunabulum (plural form: incunabula)

InDesign

Initial

Ink acceptance

Ink density

Inkfountain

Inkjet paper

Inkjet printing

Inline processing

Intaglio process

Intaglio rainbow printing

Integrated publishing

Intermediate cut

Internal drum exposure

Interpolation

Interpreter

IQ paper

Iron gallnut ink

Irrational screening

Irrational screening noise

ISBN

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

ISO (International Standardization Organization)

J

Japanese papers

JDF (Job Definition Format)

Job printing

Job ticket

JPEG

Just-in-time

K

Kerning

Klíc, Karel (1841–1926)

Knockout

Koenig, Johann Friedrich Gottlob (1774-1833)

Kurzweil, Raymond

L

Laminating

Laser imagesetter

Laser printer

Leading (line spacing)

Leporello fold

Letter fold (business letter fold, brochure fold, spiral fold, barrel fold)

Letterpress printing

Letterset

Ligature

Light gathering

Light-fastness

Line engraving

Line original

Linotype

Lithographic printing

Lithography

Long grain

Lumbeck system

Lumen

M

Machine proof (press proof)

Machine-finished paper

Machine-finished paper

Magazine paper

Magnapak

Magnetic printing inks

Majuscule

Manutius, Aldus (1449-1515)

Map paper

Margins

Master page

McLuhan, Marshall (1911-1980)

Mergenthaler (1854-1899)

Metamerism

Microprint

Mini-book

Minuscule

Mullen tester

Murray-Davies formula

N

Newsprint

Non-impact printer

O

Oblique

Offset gravure conversion

Offset paper

Offset printing

One-directional fold

One-to-one marketing

Onionskin paper

Opacity

Output frequency (output resolution)

Overlap printing

Ozalid copy (dyeline paper, blueprint)

P

Pad printing

Page assembly

Page description language

Pagination

Pantone colors

Paperboard (cover paper)

Papyrus

Paragraph format

Parallel center fold

Parallel cut

PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)

Parchment

PCL (printer command language)

PDF (portable document format)

Perceptual rendering

Perfecting machine

Periodical

Personalized printing

Photocomposition

Photopolymer plate

Photoshop

Pica

Picking resistance (sizing strength)

Pigment color

Pixel (picture element)

Pixel format

Pixel graphic (bitmapped graphic)

Plate characteristics

Q

Quark Xpress

Quickmaster DI 46-4

R

Rag

Rag paper

RAL colors

Rasterizer

Raw text

Ream

Recycled paper

Redigitization

Reel spool

Reproduction scale (enlargement factor, reduction factor, reproduction ratio)

Resolution

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)

RGB

RIP (raster image processor)

Roman face

RTF (Rich Text Format)

Rub-off

Rubber blanket

Rubel, Ira Washington

Running directions

S

Sans serif

Satellite principle

Scanner

Screen

Screen angle

Screen dot

Screen dot distribution

Screen element

Screen model

Screen proof

Screen resolution

Screen ruling

Secondary pulp

See-through register

Selective binding

Semi- fine

Senefelder, Alois (1771-1834)

Separation

Separation algorithm

Serif

Serigraphy

Set form

SGML (standardized feneralized mark-up language)

T

TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts)

Tamper-evident adhesive labels

Tertiary color

TeX

Textured inks

Thermochromic printing inks

Thixotropy

Three-blade automatic cutting machine

Thumb test

TIFF (tagged image file format)

Tissue paper

Tonal jump

Tonal range

Tonal value increase (TVI)

Tone value (tonal value)

Total ink limit (TIL; total ink coverage [TIC]; total area coverage [TAC])

Tracking

Trapping (spreading)

Trim

Trimming

Type 1 and TrueType

Type size

Typesetting

Typographical system of units

Typography

U

Uncoated paper (untreated paper)

Under color addition (UCA)

Under color removal (under color reduction, UCR)

Unicode

UV (ultra-violet) coating

UV (ultra-violet) inks

V

Varnish (print varnish)

Vector graphic

W

Waste

Waste paper

Water-based coating (dispersion coating)

Watermark

Wet-on-dry printing

Wet-on-wet printing

White point

Whiteness

Wood-free paper

Woodcut

Work and tumble

Work and turn

Workflow

Workflow management

Writing papers

Wysiwyg

X

Xerography

XML (extensible markup language)

Y

Z