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Glossary

CMYK

4 Colour Process Printing (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)

300dpi

Image Resolution Measurement - best setting for high quality print

Embedded Fonts

Fonts that are embedded while creating PDF

Outlined Fonts

Fonts that have been outlined in the design software

4 Colour Black

60%c, 50%m, 50%y, 100%k also called Super Black

Line Screen

Resolution of a halftone (lines per Inch)

Trim Size

Finished size of the print product

Bleed

Extra image or text that is outside of the trim area

Finishing

All processes that follow the sheets being printed

Imposition

Layout of artwork on the printed sheet

Trim Marks

Corner marks to indicate trim

Offset Printing

Method that transfers image on plate to the stock

Resolution

Number of pixels in an image

RGB

Colours made from emitting light (Red, Green, Blue) - not suitable for printing

RIP

Raster Image Processor - A device that converts digital files

1 PMS Colour Printing

For a 1 PMS colour print job artwork must be supplied containing only one PMS colour. The PMS colours must be selected from the Pantone Solid Uncoated range

2 PMS Colour Printing

For a 2 PMS colour print job artwork must be supplied containing exactly two PMS colours. The PMS colours must be selected from the Pantone Solid Uncoated range

Border

A margin/strip around the outer edge of the artwork. We recommend that all borders are a minimum of 5mm wide on all trim edges

Greyscale

A range of grey shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome or single colour printing

Pixel

The coloured dots that make up the images on a computer or television screen

PPI (pixels per inch)

For printing we recommend all artwork is supplied at 300ppi (300 pixels in every square inch). E.g. if you are printing a postcard that is 150x100mm (6x4 inches) you need 1800x1200 pixels for optimum print quality at 300 pixels per inch

Perfect Bound

A form of binding where  the cover going all the way around the document and the internals pages are glued

Pre-flight

In digital prepress this is the procedure used to analyse or evaluate every component needed to produce a high quality print job

Saddle Stitched

A form of binding commonly used to create magazines and booklets from 8pp to 72pp (printed pages). The magazine or booklet is stapled through the middle fold of its sheets using two wire staples

Vector Text and Graphics

Text and graphics created using mathematical equations that define geometric shapes. You can enlarge vector text and graphics indefinitely without losing quality

Colour Mode

This is the colour setting used to create your artwork. Depending on the software you are using the default colour mode may be either RGB or CMYK. For full colour printing we require all artwork to be in CMYK colour mode

Crop Marks

These are the black marks in the corners of your soft proof. These crop marks show where the job will be trimmed to size. Anything outside of the crop marks will be trimmed off

Finish Size

This is the final size that your artwork will be trimmed to, e.g. the finish size of a DL flyer is 99x210mm

 

GSM

Grams per Square Metre (Measure of the Weight of Paper)

Bond

Laser Stock

Uncoated

No coating, similar to laser stock, absorbs more ink

Coated

Surface coated for a smoother even finish

Gloss

Shiny looking stock

Matt

Flat looking stock

Satin

Neutral looking stock

Laminated

Plastic coating bonded to the printed stock Cello glaze - Same as Laminating

Varnish

Ink or liquid based coating added to stock during printing

FSC

Part recycled / part forest plantation paper

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