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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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Electronic Data Interchange – a term which describes any commerical data transfer


Pressing an image into paper so that it will create a raised relief


A file format, Encapsulated PostScript, used to transfer PostScript image information from one program to another; Encapsulated Postscript File – A file that contains postscript information that can be transferred between different computer programs


A price given to a customer based on print specifications provided by the customer. The price can change if the order specifications are not the same as the estimate specifications

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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