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Glossary of Terms - F
Edge of a bound publication opposite the spine. Also called foredge. Also, an abbreviation for typeface referring to a family of a general style.
Soft woven pattern in text paper.
Side of the paper that was not in contact with the Fourdrinier wire during papermaking, as compared to wire side.
Ink color used in addition to the four needed by four-color process.
Thin sheet of plastic bonded to a printed product for protection or increased gloss.
(1) Surface characteristics of paper.
(2) General term for trimming, folding, binding and all other post press operations.
Size of product after production is completed, as compared to flat size. Also called trimmed size.
Size of product after printing and trimming, but before folding, as compared to finished size.
To print a sheet completely with an ink or varnish. flooding with ink is also called painting the sheet.
Cover trimmed to the same size as inside pages, as compared to overhang cover or edge seal as with film laminating. Leaf, at the front and back of a casebound book that is the one side of the end paper not glued to the case.
To foil stamp and emboss an image. Also called heat stamp.
Method of printing that releases foil from its backing when stamped with the heated die. Also called hot foil stamp and stamp.
Gatefold sheet bound into a publication, often used for a map or chart. Also called gatefold and pullout.
Folio (page number)
The actual page number in a publication.
Size, style, shape, layout or organization of a layout or printed product.
For Position Only
Refers to inexpensive copies of photos or art used on mechanical to indicate placement and scaling, but not intended for reproduction. Abbreviated FPO.
Four-color Process Printing
Technique of printing that uses black, magenta, cyan and yellow to simulate full-color images. Also called color process printing, full color printing and process printing.
Paper made from cooked wood fibers mixed with chemicals and washed free of impurities, as compared to groundwood paper. Also called woodfree paper.
A printed sheet, printed one side only, folded with two right angle folds to form a four page uncut section.