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Glossary of Terms - M
One of the four process colors.
(1) All activities required to prepare a press or other machine to function for a specific printing or bindery job, as compared to production run. Also called setup.
(2) Paper used in the makeready process at any stage in production. Makeready paper is part of waste or spoilage.
Order for paper that a mill makes to the customer's specifications, as compared to a mill order or stock order.
Imprinted space around the edge of the printed material.
A form of a four-color-process proofing system.
Flat (not glossy) finish on photographic paper or coated printing paper.
Ink containing powdered metal or pigments that simulate metal.
In a photograph or illustration, tones created by dots between 30 percent and 70 percent of coverage, as compared to highlights and shadows.
Mil 1/1000 Inch
The thickness of plastic films as printing substrates are expressed in mils.
A reproduction of the original printed matter and possibly containing instructions or direction.
Undesirable pattern resulting when halftones and screen tints are made with improperly aligned screens, or when a pattern in a photo, such as a plaid, interfaces with a halftone dot pattern.
Paper size (7' x 10') and envelope shape often used for personal stationery.
Spotty, uneven ink absorption. Also called sinkage. A mottled image may be called mealy.
Printing in more than one ink color (but not four-color process). Also called polychrome printing.
Weight of 1,000 sheets of paper in any specific size.