- Request A Quote
- Frequently Asked Questions
- File Preparation Guidelines &
- File Uploads
- File Compression &
- Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms - G
To reproduce two or more different printed products simultaneously on one sheet of paper during one press run. Also called combination run.
A sheet that folds where both sides fold toward the gutter in overlapping layers.
Normal halftone whose density has been reduced to produce a very faint image.
(1) Phenomenon of a faint image appearing on a printed sheet where it was not intended to appear. Chemical ghosting refers to the transfer of the faint image from the front of one sheet to the back of another sheet. Mechanical ghosting refers to the faint image appearing as a repeat of an image on the same side of the sheet.
(2) Phenomenon of printed image appearing too light because of ink starvation.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
Graphic image file format used on the web, may be a static image or a simple animation.
Mostly in the book arena, gold leafing the edges of a book.
General term used to distinguish between or among printing papers, but whose specific meaning depends on context. Grade can refer to the category, class, rating, finish or brand of paper.
Graduated Screen Tint
Screen tint that changes densities gradually and smoothly, not in distinct steps. Also called degrade, gradient, ramped screen and vignette.
Predominant direction in which fibers in paper become aligned during manufacturing.
Grain Long Paper
Paper whose fibers run parallel to the long dimension of the sheet. Also called long grain paper.
Grain Short Paper
Paper whose fibers run parallel to the short dimension of the sheet. Also called short grain paper.
The crafts, industries and professions related to designing and printing on paper and other substrates.
Arrangement of type and visual elements along with specifications for paper, ink colors and printing processes that, when combined, convey a visual message.
Strip of gray values ranging from white to black.
Alternate term for binding edge when referring to perfect bound products.
Approximately 1/8 inch (3 mm) along the spine that is ground off gathered signatures before perfect binding.
Edge of a sheet held by grippers on a sheetfed press, thus going first through the press. Also called feeding edge and leading edge.
Newsprint and other inexpensive paper made from pulp created when wood chips are ground mechanically rather than refined chemically.
In the book arena, the inside margins toward the back or the binding edges.