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Print Glossary

Listed below in our Print Glossary are the common terms used within the printing industry in everyday speak as well as a few definitions and explanations that will be of great help to you. If you ever wondered what is meant when a job 'bleeds' or when a 'dummy' is needed, then here is your chance to wise up on printers' jargon.

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Magenta

Process red, one of the basic colors in process color

Makeready

The work associated with the set-up of printing equipment before running a job; All the activities required to prepare a press for printing

Matchprint

Trade name for 3M integral color proof

Matt Art

An art paper or board with a dull eggshell finish

Moire

Occurs when screen angles are wrong causing odd patterns in photographs

Carbon Capture & Storage Association Federation of Small Businesses British Print Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Forest Stewardship Council Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Heidelberg ISO 12647-2 Certification

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