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Finish on bond or text paper on which grids of parallel lines simulate the surface of handmade paper. Laid lines are close together and run against the grain; chain lines are farther apart and run with the grain.
A thin transparent plastic sheet (coating) applied to usually a thick stock (covers, post cards, etc.) providing protection against liquid and heavy use, and usually accents existing color, providing a dull or glossy effect.
Artist style in which width is greater than height. (Portrait is opposite.)
Lay Flat Bind
Method of perfect binding that allows a publication to lie fully open. (Also known as Lay Flat Perfect Binding.)
A sample of the original providing (showing) position of printed work (direction, instructions) needed and desired.
Amount of space between lines of type.
One sheet of paper in a publication. Each side of a leaf is one page.
Two folds creating three panels that allow a sheet of letterhead to fit a business envelope. Also called barrel fold and wrap around fold.
In North America, 8 1/2' x 11' sheets. In Europe, A4 sheets.
Substance in trees that holds cellulose fibers together. Free sheet has most lignin removed; groundwood paper contains lignin.
Any high-contrast image, including type, as compared to continuous-tone copy. Also called line art and line work.
Embossed finish on text paper that simulates the pattern of linen cloth.
Area on a mechanical within which images will print. Also called safe area.
Lens built into a small stand. Used to inspect copy, film, proofs, plates and printing. Also called glass and linen tester.