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Glossary of Terms - I
The actual area on the printed matter that is not restricted to ink coverage.
Laser output device using photosensitive paper or film.
Arrangement of pages on mechanicals or flats so they will appear in proper sequence after press sheets are folded and bound.
(1) Referring to an ink color, one impression equals one press sheet passing once through a printing unit.
(2) Referring to speed of a press, one impression equals one press sheet passing once through the press.
To print new copy on a previously printed sheet, such as imprinting an employee's name on business cards. Also called surprint.
Characteristic of paper that prevents it from absorbing ink, thus allowing ink to dry on the surface of the paper. Also called holdout.
Within a publication, an additional item positioned into the publication loose (not bound in).
A number assigned to a published work and usually found either on the title page or the back of the title page. Considered an International Standard Book Number.