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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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The ink-carrying areas of a lithographic printing surface plate


The arrangement of the pages so that they will be in correct sequence when the printed sheet is folded


A non-impact printing process in which droplets of ink are projected onto paper or other material, in a computer determined pattern


A piece of paper or card laid between the leaves of a book and not secured in any way


Integrated Services Digital Network. A communications systems used to transmit large amounts of volume at relatively high speeds; ISDN uses digital signals as opposed to analogue (your normal phone line uses analogue). This means that it is ideal for carrying data and provides excellent quality speech lines. ISDN 2e is ideal for small businesses who need two or more normal telephone lines to handle their communications. Each ISDN 2e provides two channels of ISDN, each operating at 64Kbps speed. You can bond the channels together to achieve 128Kbps speed. Often used for high speed internet access, for fast file transfer. ISDN 30 is ideal for medium to large businesses. It provides eight or more channels of ISDN, each working at 64Kbps speed

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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