Color created by a light source using Red, Green, and Blue (RGB), used for computer monitors, not suitable for printing.
See Also: Subtractive Color
Changes made to art during the proofing process and before approval for printing.
Image in a format that can be transferred to printing plates, can be a digital file or paper original.
See Also: Camera-ready
Term used for processes done to sheets after printing such as cutting, folding, collating, etc.
Rubber surface on a printing press that transfers ink from the plate to the sheet.
See Also: Offset Printing, Plate
Image that extends to the edge of the sheet after cutting. Also refers to the extra space added to the image to prevent problems when cutting.
See Also: Gutter, Image Area
Line or decoration on the outside edge of the image.
Abbreviation for coated one side.
Abbreviation for coated two sides.
Art that is correct and of necessary quality for printing with no changes needed.
See Also: Art
Abbreviation for Cyan Magenta Yellow Black, the inks used in four color process printing.
See Also: Four Color Process, Subtractive Color
To arrange printed sheets in a specified order.
In CMYK pre-press, the percentages of each ink required to create a certain color. On the press, refers to the amounts of each ink added to match desired color.
To change color balance when colors don't match desired color.
See Also: Color Balance
Thin lines that indicate where the printed piece is to be cut.
See Also: Register Marks
To dry inks or coatings after printing.
To press an image with a die into paper, leaving it below the surface.
See Also: Emboss
Metal blades or strips arranged in specific positions for cutting, scoring, or pressing foil onto paper.
Resolution measurement for halftones and screens used in four color process printing. Abbreviated DPI.
See Also: Screen
Mock up of final product, typically a booklet to show the page order for collating.